Whilst one may live within a building, it’s also possible for a building to live within nature. In this case, Casale Fonte Fresca is a continuation of the landscape, a real sanctuary for man set against the beauty of the horizon. This rugged, yet inviting landscape has an ancient vigour that recalls the legends of Mediterranean civilisation. The house takes on its character and softens its outlines. Stone set on stone, rock set on rock. Here are the elements that are the very fabric of the building: the weaving of surfaces that become integrated with colours and reflections of light, diffused amongst the harsh protruding rocks. It’s situated in the Vallemontagnana region, in a spectacular location within the Natural Park of Gola della Rossa e di Frasassi.
The house sits on top of a Vallemontagnana hill and looks out over Fabriano, the City of Paper, in the central Italian region, Le Marche, with a view of the mountains and the enchanting valley. Casale Fonte Fresca is an old rural farmhouse made entirely of stone, which has been recently salvaged and restored to create a wonderful holiday home to fulfil your dreams. It measures approx. 427 m2 and is spread across four floors with a basement of approx. 45 m2 that is used as a storehouse; a residential ground floor of approx. 146 m2; a residential first floor of approx. 145 m2 and an attic on the second floor, which is approx. 31 m2.
Outside the farmhouse is a wooden porch of approx. 44 m2 and a panoramic terrace that is approx. 46 m2. The ground floor comprises a kitchen, dining room, reception room, living room and a storeroom. The first floor comprises four bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, a central hall and a storeroom. The second floor, which is in the style of an attic, consists of a bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and several storerooms. In the annexed storehouse of approx. 46 m2, which is situated below the panoramic terrace of approx. 46 m2, it’s possible to create a private spa with a covered swimming pool that could be used all year round. The surrounding land has fruit trees and an olive grove that extends to over 500 m2.
It’s an ideal base for a holiday home from which to embark on beautiful country walks or bike rides, to take a break with some yoga or simply to live in whilst relaxing and regenerating with the opportunity to explore the historic villages and the magical Caves of Frasassi.
Casale Fonte Fresca is an incredible place. The mountains are continually transforming all year round, from shades of blue to green, with the magical mist - honey coloured, gold, grey and silver - and the sun high overhead, which at times conceals itself. In springtime the air is fresh and bright whilst autumn offers a range of softer hues. During summer the poppies sway in the breeze and the golden eagle soars high overhead in magnificent isolation. At dusk the fireflies dance amongst the olive grove and later on the song of the nightingales carries through the air. In the darkness of the twilight hours lights from the ancient walled city of Fabriano shine brightly.
Fabriano was native city of Gentile da Fabriano, a 14th century artist. In Fabriano it’s possible to visit to the ancient site that is home to the Museum of Paper, with its exhibitions and historic recollection of the invention of paper production. In Fabriano recently took place Poiesis, an important festival which promotes Italian Beauty and Culture.
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