Villa, Ancona, 60100


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Back in the eighteenth century, Lord Byron, one of the most flamboyant of the English poets, sealed off from Ancona bound for the greek island of Corfu’; while aboard, he was so struck by the city's rugged coastline that on his way back, spent some days wandering across it; the unique Scoglio del Trave was his inspiring muse for writing new verses. It is a cliff-backed natural harbour which emerges from the sea and stretches offshore for 1 km, while shielding an untouched bay called Spiaggia di Mezzavalle from the waves.

Scoglio del Trave can be reached via a craggy path surrounded by Mediterranean scrub, or from the sea. Set on top of the path, this upmarket property waits for its next chapter to begin; a masterpiece oozing with space and style, flatly renovated  and extended by its current owners who have transformed the original building into 340 sq. metres of a first-rate living space. This country house offers all the ins and outs that discerning househunters aim at: quality fixtures and finishes, peacefulness, in addition to an all-encompassing sense of familiarity. 

Beautifully conceived and renovated, the property is stylish yet not ostentatious, large but not overwhelming; it merges contemporary design and luxurious finishes with traditional materials. As a result, every nook and cranny is steeped in elegance, so much so that you feel like you are in a boutique hotel. As you pull in on the courtyard, the minimalist-leaning garden exudes an incredible sense of tranquillity; shades of grey and white lay emphasis on the well-retained architecture of the house.

Downstairs the polished concrete and natural timber are the hallmarks throughout; thick walls remind the ground-breaking epoch of the house. The wow factors just keep on going and i defy your jaw not to drop, as you move across the floor: a cutting-edge kitchen with open fireplace has been cleverly concealed behind a stand-alone wall. Ample storage is featured in the white-painted cupboards, whereas a gorgeous extractor hood embellishes the kitchen corner. High-end appliances also include an oven, a fridge, as well as a dishwasher.

The adjacent dining room is spot-on for speedy weekday breakfasts, or leisurely Sunday lunches with coffee and broadsheets around. Kids can do their homework here, before stepping outside onto the garden. The laid back vibes continues as you walk into the sitting room which has an inviting fireplace as a focal point. It is the perfect place to curl up with a glass of wine and to binge watch your favourite Netflix series.

The sitting room opens onto a family room, currently arranged as an open-plan layout, but with the possibility to transform it into a studio, or in a space to kick back and relax. Two utility rooms come in handy to keep the property spick-and-span.

Up under the eaves you can discover the spacious and welcoming three double bedrooms that overlook the peaceful garden; they are beautifully presented, so there will be no arguing over who has the "best" room. The master bedroom is a quiet sanctuary where you will love waking up while hearing the birds' chirping; an invigorating shower can be enjoyed in the en-suite before getting ready for the day in the walk-in wardrobe. Two further bathrooms top off the sleeping area.

Beside the main building a detached annexe provides extra useful accommodation; with its own entrance, open-plan kitchen, sitting room, master bedroom, and a bathroom, it may well be used as a guest accommodation, granny annexe, as well as an Air BnB.

Step outside

The landscaped ground is the property's major asset: the backdrop is marvellously framed by a luxuriant pine wood which spreads an incredible feeling of seclusion throughout. The gravel courtyard flows into a predominantly laid-to-lawn garden dotted with patchy shrubs; the pristine layout is undoubtedly the dominating element: it minimises the clutter, makes the outside look larger, and ensures a low upkeep.

The tightrope of design has been skilfully walked by a designer who has integrated the various components of a county house master plan; icing on the cake is the minimalist swimming pool which features an open-and-close roof for an all year round use. The indoor and outdoor living spaces of this one-of-a-kind property tie perfectly with each other, providing a unified result where the "less is more" principle is celebrated.


Property Details




1 hectare







Square footage

340 sq. m.













Within reach

    Ancona: 3 km

    Motorway : 10 km

    Ancona Airport (AOI) : 20 km

    Seaside : 1 km

    Shopping mall : 5 km