There are times when I go for a really modern, all glass house with expansive vistas through the woods, or to the ocean, or across a lake, but then every once in a while i long for something really old, and so filled with character you just need to sit in it and b-r-e-a-t-h-e.
Casa Bramasole is that kind of place.
Perched atop the spectacular hills of Umbria, Italy this stunning villa arose from a pile of ruins, remodeled and turned into the
luxurious but rustic Italian manor house. Casa Bramasole’s tall stone
façades rise to a spectacular view of the Lago Trasinemo and the surrounding
Local craftsmen have complied with strict regulations to preserve the
original character, including the massive staircase to the first floor, the original brickwork and exposed beams, arches and hand-made
terracotta floor tiles.
Add inventive conveniences such as
heated bathroom floors, outdoor lighting and a TV room, a stainless Boffi
kitchen, Phillippe Starck-equipped bathrooms and bedrooms with fourposter beds, then top it all off with Scandinavian and Italian design classics and a spread of
genuine Khelim rugs, and you might wish that your stay were forever.
Heated by solar panels, the pool digs into the mountainside and is barely
visible from the terrace. Work on your tan in the generous sunbeds, take an
outdoor shower, or dive in to enjoy the panoramic view of Lake Trasimeno in the
right element. Prepare your snacks in the pool-house kitchen and stock up on
cool drinks in the fridge.
Wishing for that winning Powerball ticket and then planning a trip to Umbria to buy a villa.....
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