Villa for sale in Sicily
The ‘House of the Pines’ is located on the SP 128 provincial road which connects Lascari and Collesano. This is part of the circuit of the Targa Florio, the historic rally founded more than a century ago. Twice a year to this day, classic cars from the world over make a pilgrimage to this special piece of motorsport history.
This classic villa for sale in Sicily is just a few minutes’ drive from the beautiful sandy beaches of Lascari. The house has 150m2 of indoor space and the cottage 80m2. The whole beautiful plot, dotted with the beautiful pines from which it takes its name and with stunning panoramic sea views, is about 30.000m2 (7.4 acres). This property is a fantastic opportunity, one that will require investment but deliver sensational returns, asking as it does for a thorough renovation but presenting a glorious opportunity to end up with the Sicilian property of your dreams at a bargain price!
Everywhere you explore within this spacious property, your gaze will be drawn back to the sparkling Tyrrhenian sea, reflecting and the azure sky as far as the horizon. The villa itself is encircled in the shelter of the evergreen pines, and time seems to stand still as you enjoy the complete peace of immersion in the natural world. The colors, the smells and the gentle ambient sounds of nature will banish the modern world from your mind and take you back to a simpler Sicily of times gone by.
Buildings on the property
You are looking for a villa for sale in Sicily? This property, around half a century old, has two – the main building and a small dependance. Both have only been occupied in the summer months and need some work. As ever we would be delighted to put you in touch with designers and contractors whose work we know and trust.
The 150m2 of living space is on the ground floor, divided into living and dining areas, four bedrooms, a bathroom and a storage room. Above is a covered terrace stretching to 95m2and a large storeroom of approx. 80m2.
The exterior structure is solid and well-built, but the interior would need a thorough renovation.
On the approx. 3 hectare plot there are pine, olive and fruit trees. There is also a small rustic cottage on the property.
The previous owner from Palermo only summered here, and the water supply from a rainwater-filled cistern was enough for her. To provide a year-round water supply we would recommend the construction of a well, and we know that several of the neighbors in the immediate vicinity have done this with good results. The costs for this are reasonable, as the water table is only a few meters beneath the surface.
The location is special, on the periphery of the Madonie Natural Park on Sicily’s north coast. The small villages nearby are beautiful and the traditional pace of life here is uninterrupted by mass tourist flows, preserving the culture’s authentic beauty. Great food, lovely walks and all manner of outdoor sports activities are possible nearby (did you know that the highest peaks of the Madonie even boast ski slopes in winter!?).
The island’s thriving metropolitan capital Palermo – with its international airport connecting everywhere in Europe, its varied cultural scene and UNESCO-protected world heritage sites – is only an hour away.
Collesano sits to the east of Palermo, towards the heart of the island. If you are looking for a villa for sale in Sicily, this is the perfect base from which to explore all the treasures the island has to offer.
Connoisseurs of properties like this will understand that this is a rare opportunity and not one to miss. The clean-cut 1970s architecture, typical of Sicilian property in this era, was underappreciated for a period, but now designers are reawakening to its simple, efficient charm. The building does need some serious attention – a surveyor has indicated to us that foundation reinforcement will be necessary, which clearly isn’t going to be a DIY project knocked off for a few Euros at the weekend. However, the market for design and renovation work in the area is very buyer-friendly at the moment, especially if you have trustworthy local expertise in your corner. With the skills of an insightful architect like our own Chloe Pierron this rough diamond could be polished into a real jewel.