Once upon a time in Sirolo, the highly sought-after white Conero stone used to be conveyed from local quarries across the hills and down to the sea to be shipped to export markets. Along the ancient path through the woods stood a house, also built in Conero stone, where all those shipments were monitored and handled. That house has now become a splendid villa in a truly unique position and with dominating views over the sea, La Villa sulla Scogliera.
Its name comes from the flat, smooth white rocks (scogliera) below - just 100 mt down a footpath by the house - known by the locals as Spiaggia dei Lavi, which constitute a natural dock and a terrace on the crystal clear waters of Sirolo.
The house is reached via a 300 mt footpath through the woods, down from the residents car park. However, to facilitate the access, the present owners are planning to install a rack-rail chair-lift.
The living area is currently only on the ground floor, for a total habitable space of circa 100 sqm plus loft and terraces. It features a spacious lounge with five arch-shaped french windows overlooking the sea and giving access to the front terrace, one master bedroom with ensuite bathroom, a second bathroom and the kitchen. A spiral staircase from the lounge leads to a a small habitable loft and a roof terrace, which could in turn be covered to form another living space enclosed by the two roofs on each side. The total habitable area could then increase up to circa 130 sqm. On the side of the house, the large square-shaped terrace could also be converted into a verandah, which would provide an outdoor dining room with scenic sea view.
The property occupies a plot of circa 1000 sqm, surrounded by woods belonging to the municipality of Sirolo.
La Villa sulla Scogliera is for sale at €2,000,000.