Other units in The Permaculture Estate – Unique opportunity to own a huge plot on Sicily’s north coast
Real Estate in Gratteri
Villa Isabella is a two bedroom villa in the green, tree-filled countryside of Sicily’s Palermo province. Overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea, it is one of a trio of properties which form The Permaculture Estate. Although this Estate is also offered for sale as a single property, the vendor is also prepared to consider separate offers on the individual units.
To discover more about the history and formation of this beautiful Estate offering sustainable living on the Sicilian coast, click through to the main listing for The Permaculture Estate.
You can also see the other two sister properties individually, listed as Casa Rosso and Rustico Alto.
500m along the recently-constructed private road sits the freshly completed Casa Nuova. Built by and for a couple of professional architects, in accordance with the principles of permacultural design, it boasts the latest ecological and thermal insulation standards, including solar panels and water system sourced from the artificial lakes built further up the estate.
The house’s foundations are built of stone, but all of the construction above ground is made of wood (from sustainable forests, naturally), with plaster added only to finish. As well as the environmental benefits, this means that Villa Isabella is resistant to the seismic activity occasionally found in this part of the Mediterranean. Any future modifications to the property will be able to take place with minimal waste and maximal efficiency.
The 100m2 villa includes two bedrooms a living room, kitchen and large bathroom. There is underfloor heating throughout, triple glazing and a wooden exterior with stone lining.
Outside you will find 52,000m2 of land (over twelve acres), planted with a huge range of citrus fruits and other trees. As well as the pair of lakes, an area has been left as wild forest, home to a beautiful variety of small animals and wild fungi. This is a potential paradise of sustainable living on the Sicilian coast.
Villa Isabella is bordered to the north by Rustico Alto, and to the south by Casa Rosso.
The market town of Lascari contains shops, supermarkets and a train station on the main line from Sicily’s capital, Palermo, to Messina, the gateway to the toe of Italy’s boot. This stretch of coastline contains a mix of sandy and rocky beaches, one of the most famous of which is the tourist hotspot of Cefalù, just a twenty minute drive away. The nearest beach is even closer, just beyond Lascari.
Nature lovers will take particular delight in the fact that this property is right on the fringes of the Madonie Natural Park. Ecologists and nature lovers will delight in the biodiversity and topography of this beautiful reserve.
As can be seen from the photographs, there is some cosmetic work to be done on this property, allowing the purchaser to finish it in their own style. We are in close contact with the team who have been working on Villa Isabella to date, and would be delighted to put you in touch if you would like to retain their services to the completion of the project. Please contact us for details.
Planning permission has already been secured for two further structures of 50m2 each. This would allow for the development of a small holiday community, guest houses, workshops or storage units. We would be happy to suggest different ways to create your own business in Sicily and to suggest the most cost-efficient ways to develop the property.
The villa sits between the plots of Casa Rosso and Rustico Alto, and as well as offering a superb rate for the purchase of two or all three plots, the vendor would consider offers which propose redrawing the boundaries between these to create a larger or smaller property, as required. The possibilities are almost endless.