Villa Caterina – Castelletto di Aganoor
Historic Villa for sale in Tarcento in Friuli-Venezia-Giulia
Tarcento, 20 km north of Udine, develops on a landscape mantle in harmonious balance between mountains and plains, in a deeply diversified and varied environmental context from a geographical and naturalistic point of view. The territory connects the Torre Valley to the Julian Pre-Alps, an ideal location for setting this authentic "Pearl of Friuli", a culturally lively town, rich in folklore and exclusive attractions.
In a quiet and private location, for sale a splendid historic villa with outbuilding and park. Located in an open and sunny position, it directly overlooks the Torre river. The villa retains all the typical original architectural details. For example, its stone walls and the particular structure with the turret give a feeling of elegance and grandeur. The presence of numerous large windows in all rooms allows you to make the most of natural light and enjoy the enchanting view of the river.
All around the villa there is a luxuriant terraced park of over 5,000 square meters characterized by tall trees and colorful ornamental shrubs, with direct access to the river. There is also a tennis court and the caretaker's house, both to be restored.
Description Of The Buildings
The main villa has a total area of over 600 square meters, is structured on 4 floors and is composed as follows:
Basement floor: thermal room / utility room, bathroom / laundry room, large kitchen / tavern with fireplace and direct access to the garden through a beautiful door with liberty style windows;
Ground floor: two entrance halls (one per wing), kitchen, dining room, lounge, living room, study, bathroom, large panoramic terrace overlooking the river;
First floor (accessible from both wings through two separate stairwells): corridor, five bedrooms, one with an adjoining closet / wardrobe, three bathrooms;
Second floor (tower): a room to be used also as a bedroom, bathroom, terrace;
The property includes an outbuilding (former caretaker's house) partially to be restored (160 sqm on three floors) with garage (28 sqm).
History, State And Finishes
The origins of the villa date back to the period between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In 1892 it was bought by Elena Aganoor, sister of the famous poet Vittoria Aganoor, and was therefore the site of numerous stays of the poetess during her visits to her sister. Tarcento at the time was a sought-after resort, valued by many writers who loved living, staying, meeting and sitting here and who created the "Pearl" of the twentieth century.
The villa is built on a rock foundation, which ensures a remarkable solidity to the structure. Over time the roof and a second wing have been added to the original castle.
The property has undergone a restructuring operation consisting in the reconstruction of the roof according to the most modern insulation techniques and the interiors have been completely repainted. However, the architectural features of the time remain unchanged.
The building is equipped with water and electricity. The electrical system has been revisited over the years and constantly maintained. The floors, original, are in cement / grit and wood and are in excellent condition, the fixtures are in wood. The property is equipped with a diesel heating-system and in addition to a wonderful and ancient "stube" in the dining / living area, there is an ancient fireplace that is still usable in the other room.
Use And Potential
The villa, thanks to its large spaces, could be used, in addition to a prestigious residence, as a luxury boutique hotel for demanding customers looking for something unique. Likewise, the large and evocative spaces of the building and its exteriors are the perfect setting for corporate events, weddings or conferences. Alternatively, given the considerable historical and artistic value of the property, the villa could be used as the representative office of a prestigious company.
The residence is located a short distance from the cities of Udine and Cividale del Friuli and from the hilly and ski resorts of the region. The property is easily reachable along the Ss13 Pontebbana and is located a few minutes from the A23 Palmanova-Tarvisio motorway exits. Tarcento has an autonomous railway station which is about 4 km from the villa. The reference airport is that of "Ronchi dei Legionari" about an hour away by road (60 km). The renowned golf course of Fagagna (18 holes) is only 22 km away.
Price upon request
Agency: ATELIER Immobiliare