3 Bedroom Apartment with Large Terrace, totally restored.
We are delighted to be able to offer for sale a beautifully restored, luxury apartment in one of the finest great houses of this ancient town. The Del Bono palazzo has a magnificent Eighteenth century Baroque entrance with Ionic columns and it is probably the finest residence in a street lined with historic and beautiful houses, one of which is now a gallery of modern art. The Duomo that dominates the ‘sacred hill’is just a few steps away.
The apartment is on the ground floor with a private entrance and a large 70sqm terrace which has lovely views as far as the mountains. On a clear day the Adriatic is clearly visible. The accommodation of approximately 140sqm consists of 2 large open plan living rooms, one with a kitchen: 2 bathrooms; 2 double bedrooms and a delightful mezzanine area (approached by a flight of stairs concealed behind a custom built giant bookcase); entrance hall, storeroom and stairs to the terrace.
The terrace has a sunny aspect and a little room on either side – one with a tiny kitchen and one furnished as a study. The views are spectacular.
The restoration has taken 4 years to complete and every effort made to retain original features such as the great oak beams that support the ceilings. The entire terracotta brick exterior has been re-pointed and not a single detail has been overlooked – even the new shutters are all carved from single wooden panels as would have been the originals.
The quality of the flooring, the bathrooms, the kitchen and all the fittings are of the standard you would expect from what is probably the finest restoration we have seen.
Penne is a lively town with schools and an art college plus regular bus services to Rome and Pescara – both cities having international airports. It is a typically Italian town with a distinctive central Italian ambience and a year round calendar of social and cultural events.