The 17th century house was in ruins and had been unoccupied for many years when I discovered it.
Then began a 3 year program of complete restoration, working in collaboration with two very talented local architects.
It is of traditional Umbrian construction with chestnut beams, terracotta roof tiles, shutters and travertine and terracotta floor tiles. Restoration of the house was completed in 2008.
There is a large and beautiful pool built into the hill terraces below the house, amongst the olive groves, with areas for sunbathing and outside eating. The pool is not overlooked.
Throughout the grounds are many quiet places to sit and read or relax.