A few steps from the center of the village of…
Arpino, Frosinone, Lazio, 03033, Italien
Il Monastero is a free-standing property in the historic centre of Arpino dating back centuries, formerly a monastery, and still in the ownership of the Roman Catholic Church. The Church wishes to sell the property as four apartments and, upon the sale of the first apartment, will at its cost restore the entrance hall and common stairwell (including creating the base for a lift shaft so as to allow the option for the upper floor apartments to install a lift), and subdivide the cellars.
Wall frescos dating from the 1800s, 360º panoramic views and a 40 sq.mt. roof terrace are all memorable features of the top floor apartment. The building is structurally sound but each apartment requires complete interior fitting-out and decoration, allowing each purchaser to create their own individual dream Italian home. The property has excellent road access and free nearby parking is also available. Additionally the apartment will benefit from a 20 sq. mt. individual lock-up cellar storage area.
Habitable surface : 192 m² Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 4 Rooms: 6 Terrace: 40 m² Cellar: Yes
About the property
This top floor, three bedroom, four bathroom apartment has spectacular panoramic views from many of its windows and magnificent 360º vistas from its 40 sq.mt. roof terrace across the medieval hilltop town of Arpino and the valleys to the mountains beyond. Beautiful hand-painted wallpaper in the salon dates from the 1800s and requires only a little careful restoration to regain its former glory. The building is structurally sound but each apartment requires complete interior fitting-out and decoration, allowing you to create your own individual dream Italian home. Should you wish to install a lift, the base of the shaft and the wiring will have been predisposed in the refurbishment of the common stairwell by the Church; it would be possible to extend the lift up into the loft space for even easier access to the private roof terrace.
The top floor apartment has inside habitable space of 192 sq.mt., a terrace of 40 sq.mt. and also will benefit from a 20 sq.mt. individual lock-up cellar storage area. (The middle floor will also constitute one complete apartment, and the ground floor will become two smaller separate apartments. There will thus be four apartments in the building.)
According to the plans for the restoration of this property (available by clicking on the floor plan icon below to the right of the ‘Features’ section), a graceful arched doorway leads from the stairwell into a spacious entrance hall. The entrance hall has doorways into the salon, the study and the kitchen/dining room. The salon is a large light room with windows on two walls overlooking a piazza, decorated with beautiful hand-painted wallpaper from the 1800s. The wallpaper is in surprisingly good condition considering its antiquity and can easily be restored. One of the guest bedrooms with ensuite bathroom, opens off the salon. The study, also opening off the entrance hall, will have an ensuite bathroom, useful as a powder room, but also ensuring that, with the addition of a sofa bed, the room could double as a fourth bedroom if needed. The third doorway from the entrance hall leads to the splendid kitchen/dining room, a very large room with windows overlooking a magnificent vista of the hilltop town of Arpino, the valley and the distant mountains. Depending upon your desired configuration, this room can have only kitchen wall and counter units, or additionally an island unit or an island unit with breakfast bar in addition of course to a full-sized dining table.
Beyond the kitchen, and enjoying privacy from the rest of the apartment, is the master bedroom suite. Again with views across the valley, this is another lovely light room that can be configured to the purchaser individual taste to incorporate an ensuite bathroom and either a sitting area (as shown on the proposed floor plans) or an expanded dressing room area. A spiral staircase from the entrance hall ascends up into the very large loft space where it is envisioned that a third bedroom and ensuite bathroom will be created. If this is not desired by the purchaser, this space could instead become a games room, a TV/movie theatre lounge, or indeed a very large study/office, allowing the room on the floor below, designated as the study in the plans, to become the third bedroom. Really, it all depends upon what the purchaser wants.
Opening from the loft space is one of the jewels of this apartment the 40 sq.mt. roof terrace with amazing 360º views of the valley, the distant mountains, the hilltop town of Arpino and high above, the oldest part of Arpino, Civitavecchia, a settlement predating even the Romans. A laundry opening off the communal stairwell and 20 sq.mt. of lockable cellar space complete the features of this amazing apartment. The property has excellent road access and free nearby parking is available. It is only a few minutes walk or drive from Arpino’s main piazza. Additionally, if desired, there is the opportunity to purchase an adjacent lock-up garage.