Property Details

Villa Adelaide, Elegant Three Storeys Apartment with Private Pool in San Mauro, Piemonte – 874


San Mauro, Piedmont

Property Type: Apartment
4 Beds 4 Baths 450 Sq.m. 1 Garages


Charming French Style Apartment in 18th Century Villa in Piemonte

Once a convent, this wonderful 450 sq.m. apartment in Villa Adelaide is a true place of quiet and peace immersed in a verdant valley where birds sing delicately

In the region called “al Gorretto”, Villa Adelaide is located at about 230 m above sea level. In 1752 it was a “house with woodland vineyard” of the notary Filippo Scazza. His heir, notary Giuseppe, sold it in 1774 to Mr. Giuseppe Maria Casana, from whom the shopkeeper Giò Andrea Bognier bought it in 1796.

Then his son, the lawyer Giuseppe, inherited the property in 1837. He remained the owner until the end of 1851. In fact, in some maps of that time the villa is called Villa Bognier.
It is also curious to note the similarity between the two names “Scarsa”, which still today indicates the whole valley, and “Scazza”, the surname of the owner in 1752. Even if there is no certainty, it is likely that the area was named after the name of its ancient owner.

The Villa

Currently the villa consists of two distinct buildings. The main building is now divided into apartments. It consists of two orthogonal arms, with three floors above ground of different heights. It is characterised by a portico on the mezzanine floor above the main entrance, with stairways with lateral access. The second building is the a guardian’s house. It has a rectangular plan with two floors above ground with the same characteristic of the portico on both floors.

This wonderful apartment of 450 sq.m is in the 18th century part of the villa.

The First Floor

The entrance is on the first floor. Past the beautiful 18th century wooden door, there is a white and luminous entrance room with two windows that infuse plenty of soft light. Some of the main aesthetic features of the entrance are the tall antique mirror, the beautiful white stone staircase and the hand decoration on the right wall. To the right there is the eat-in kitchen, also very luminous with beautiful white and blue tiles. The kitchen furniture was handmade to replicate the style of a sailboat’s interiors. From the window one can admire the centuries-old cedar, carefully analysed and pruned every year to preserve its luxuriance and majesty. By walking out a door window and descending a staircase on the outside of the kitchen it is possible to access the swimming pool.

From the entrance to the left, one reaches the living room. A valuable french stone chimney, made in the archbishopric of Auch, embellishes the right side of the room. On the left the two 18th century wooden doors were accurately preserved and restored. The room to the extreme left serves as a library.

From the living room it is possible to walk out in the private garden, and enjoy the quiet birdsong surrounded by the old trees. 

The Groundfloor

From the kitchen a wooden spiral staircase connects the first floor to the groundfloor. The first room is a single bedroom with independent bathroom. This room has a wide window and a door window with access to the garden directly in front of the swimming pool.

The next room is a laundry and after it, two rooms that have beautiful vaults with exposed bricks. The first is connected to two small cellars, the boiler room and an opening to the back garden. The second is a living room that is very enjoyable during the warmer months.

The Second Floor, 18th century part

Going up the elegant white stone stairs from the entrance room, one reaches the first floor where there are three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a study. The parquet on the floor is entirely made of Ipe Lapacho, beautiful and self-polishing.

Starting from the extreme left there is the master bedroom. It has a window and two tall door-windows from which it is possible to walk out on a large loggia with arch openings and eighteenth-century terracotta floor. This is the tallest point of the villa on the outside, perfect for a cosy dinner enjoying the fantastic panoramic view at sunset.

Close to the master bedroom there is a large bathroom, finely decorated with handmade pink tiles designed by Mussa. The bathroom door is a double sliding door design that enable to close the bathroom or a closet. In front of it there is a second closet with the same sliding door design.

To the right of the stairs there is a long corridor illuminates by a series of windows, that is essentially a walk in closet. The first and the last doors give access to two bedrooms.

The Second Floor, 19th century part

At the end corridor one reaches the nineteenth-century part of the building with two rooms and a bathroom. The rooms are currently used as a small library and an archive of a few art pieces. There is a balcony from which one can see the garden of the property and the garden to the side with the private consecrated chapel in the 19th century part of the building. The bathroom is an authentic Valentino design with unique handmade tiles. The theme is a lovely round citrus tree.

This part could be renovated in a few different ways. Let us give you some suggestions. It could become a study by placing a large desk and a library behind it. Another option could be to create a small separated apartment with independent access. By closing the end of the corridor and creating an opening on the left it would be possible to easily access this part of the building from another private entrance in the front courtyard to the right of the main entrance.

The Annexes

The large private garden of around 800 sq.m. has a fantastic 12 m long french swimming pool with a border all around it.

A gardener regularly cures the garden and all the vast green areas that surround the property.

In the front courtyard there is a separate building, shared among the owners, that is used as a guardians’s residence. During the months of August and December, the guardian is constantly present to look out for the property. He can also take care of domestic animals.
The two cellars under the guardians house are also included in the property.

The apartment is securely provided with an alarm system that includes movement sensors in every room. Each one can be activated independently and are combined with a perimeter alarm.

On the left side of the courtyard there is a garage with space for two cars.


Nearby village (closest town with services): 1 km
Superga: 9km
Torino: 10 kms
Theatre: 10 kms
A4 Motorway: 12 kms

Hospital: 13 kms
Venaria: 19 kms
Nearest airport (Torino Caselle): 21 kms
Nearest ski resort (Bardonecchia): 103 kms

Asking Price: € 815.000


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