7,503 SQ FT
- Basement - Finished
- Beautiful Chefs Kitchen
- Beautiful Stream w/Pond
- Boat House Gazebo
- Bonus Room
- Central Air
- Fenced Yard
- Forced Air
- Garage - Attached
- Gas Heat
- Hardwood Floors
- Main Level Master Bedroom
- Outdoor Dining
- Residential with Acreage
- Sprinkler System
- Stunning Landscaped Grounds
- Summer Living Room
- Tile Floors
- View Property
- Waterfront Property
- Wine Room
- Wood Windows
- Work Out Room
Villa Patrizia & IL Vecchio Capannone - $70,000 pool credit with full price offer. Plans are coming.
The original plan For Villa Patrizia was designed by Clive and Monica Payne-Culpan to try and capture the true essence of a grand Italian estate.
IL Vecchio Capannone (The guest house) was built to represent the Old Farm or Old barn where originally animals would have lived below. (Which is now the 6 car garage)
The farm owners would have lived above in modest accommodation.
Throughout Europe, these types of buildings have been updated and turned into nicely appointed family homes, and so the full evolution of what would have taken several generations, was designed into IL Vecchio Capannone, where visible traces of past use are reflected in the structure and masonry.
Often times, through the years, and if these family farms prospered, larger more lavish homes would be constructed near the old home and on the farm land, reserving the original home for guests or older family members.
Hence Villa Patrizia was constructed in 2014 to represent the grander and more lavish next generation, and natural evolution of the family estate.
Unlike many of the similar estates in Italy, whose evolution takes many decades and generations, IL Vecchio Capannone, and Villa Patrizia, were always part of an overall and integral design which started with a simple hand drawing on a napkin, when Clive Culpan first visited the barren site.
The grounds, as well as the home have been completely transformed, to again, represent a true European estate. Secluded gardens, hidden courtyards, and over 280 trees and shrubs have been lovingly nurtured to produce endless vignettes to explore and enjoy.
The outbuildings on the estate add another very authentic element to the estate, not typically found on an American home.
The pump house is a simple but charming stucco and tiled structure that houses the pond aerator and irrigation pumps, and supplies. The pump house was the first structure built on the land so the newly planted trees and shrubs could be watered from the 150ft by 65 ft. pond. The pond is stocked with Blue Gill, Wide mouth Bass, and Grass carp, but is the primary source of water storage for the land and gardens.
The Field Shed was designed and built to represent a small meadow barn where supplies and tools may have been stored away from the family farm. This structure was built harvesting lumber from a barn that was dismantled Sun Valley Idaho and originally built in 1905.
The Cottage Studio was again designed and hand constructed of reclaimed materials. This time mostly new materials were used form the then abandoned Tamarack resort Construction, but the foundation is of period type with hand stacked true field stone, vintage windows and doors, a tile roof, stone floor, and a beautiful old cast iron stove, making it a comfortable retreat even in the depths of Winter.
Next there is the Boat House so named because of its cantilevered deck floor which extends over the private pond where, Ferry (Fairy) Dew Drop a small boat is moored, waiting to be paddled out onto the pond when Catch and release is on the day s activities, or maybe just to float on the pond with a glass of wine and reflect on the day.
Next to the boat house is a river sand beach with a stone fire pit.
This is one of the current owner s favorite places to relax after the sun sets, to dig one s feet in the warm sand and enjoy a roaring fire.
A stroll to the south of the estate reveals a secluded Gazebo where an old mature trumpet vine climbs above the roof giving shelter from the summer sun and where a hand stacked stone fireplace warms guests who stay beyond sunset.
The Hidden garden to the south east boasts a charming little tile roofed seating area and bench where one can sit and watch the more energetic play badminton on the lawn court.
Continuing around the exterior, there are charming pathways, rolling berms, a staging area for landscape materials, mature cherry, and Asian plumb trees, 2 mature grape vines that adorn a large trellis near the Motor court and finally a very secluded inner patio that hosts a dining area, a fountain, and the second most favorite place in the grounds, the Summer Living Room
The inner courtyard is accessed either from the main house through several doors, or if in the gardens, through an old iron gate from an estate in France.
The Summer Living Room is sheltered by the home and east facing. This lovely room enjoys shade all day except the early morning where it s a great place to catch the sunrise while enjoying a cup of one s favorite brew.
On Hot July and August evenings, the Summer Living Room is quite and cool, and the perfect place to unwind before retiring for the evening.
All these features and structures have been in the overall plan for the estate since the very first drawings and are necessary to give the home its charming and authentic Italian appeal.
However, walking round these buildings one might easily be convinced that they were constructed many years ago, and over time, as would normally be the case in old Europe.
Very few homes can give the impression of truly being in Europe quite like this amazingly crafted estate does.
With every glance, and at every turn, and in every place, one is transported to Italy, and another time.
Other features of the home are:
Traditional European 5 bar Keel entry gates.
Cumaru front entry gates.
Extensive use of masonry, stone and brick.
Authentic European chimney pots.
Brick topped boundary and garden walls.
A hand crafted wrought iron porch gate.
The entry beam was harvested from a turn of the century downtown Boise building.
Distressed doors and beams throughout.
Stone wine cellar.
Outdoor theater projector & screen included! Amazing for summer movies!