This extraordinary property is located in the first hills around Lucca. This dream place is a laboratory, a place of experimentation and meditation for the owners, Michel Boucquillon & Donia Maaoui, both architects, artist and designer.
The panoramic view from Villa Farfalla is extraordinary. You can perceive the entire city of Lucca and its walls. The property consists of 10 hectares of olive groves and woods located on the nearest Lucca hills, 200 meters above the city, just at 10 minutes. An helicopter landing area is also available upon request on the property.
The villa (350 sqm), the guest house (175 sqm) and the pool are real jewels of contemporary architecture and technology immersed in the Tuscan nature.
Both buildings are clinging on a hill of white marble like the one of Carrara located nearby.
The Architecture of the two properties is very bright and transparent. It is thought in total harmony with nature which is omnipresent. Another feature, the iron shutters that shade in summer and catch the light deeply in winter.
Sculptures from the wife Donia Maaoui are exposed inside and outside both properties.
The interior is organized around a spectacular staircase represented as a red dazzling evening dress. Rock of white marble is present in the house and appears on the three floors. Architecture, furniture, lamps, sculptures, almost everything has been conceived, designed and custom made for the villa by their owners.
The Hydraulic roof
The two wings of the roof of the villa open at a 30 ° angle like the wings of a butterfly. The two wings totaling 110 square meters open with 6 pistons. This is the first house in the world with a hydraulic roof. This allows natural ventilation to cool the house and brings to the villa a very unique magic sensation of literally sleeping under the stars.
The villa has been awarded one of the most ecological and exceptional homes in Italy by TV channel "National Geographic" on the show "Case piu verde d'Italia".
The pool is overflowing, it has an area of 70 square meters, is 26 meters long and has a depth of 1.20 meters . It includes an area of 16 meters in length for swimming, another larger area for playing and an hydro massage area. At any point in the pool, as well as from its terrace you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the city of Lucca.
Bedrooms and bathrooms
The main villa sleeps 6 persons. 1 additional adult or 2 children can sleep on a sleeper sofa. In total there are 3 double bedrooms on the 2nd floor.
Bedroom 1 : 1 double bed 180x200cm, bathroom with sunken tub and walkin shower, fitnes area, open roof, A/C and TV
Bedroom 2 : 1 double bed 160x200cm, A/C, Shared bathroom with bedroom 3 (double sink, shower)
Bedroom 3 : 1 double bed 160x200cm, A/C, access to upper terrace room, sleeper sofa 140x200cm, Shared bathroom with bedroom 2 (double sink, shower)
Sitting room : Sofa bed (140x200 cm) for 1 adult or 2 children, A/C, access to upper terrace.
The Guest House sleeps 6 guests. 1 additional adult or 2 children can sleep on a sleeper sofa.
Bedroom 4 : Ground floor, double bed 160x200cm, A/C, TV, private terrace, shared bathroom with bedroom 5 (double sink, walkin shower)
Bedroom 5 : Ground floor, double bed 160x200cm, A/C, shared bathroom with bedroom 4 (double sink, walkin shower)
Living room on 1st floor with sleeper sofa (140x200 cm) for 1 adult or 2 children
Bedroom 6 : 2nd floor, double bed, stting room , A/C, bathroom with walkin shower
Equipment and amenities
- Ground Floor:
Parking private parking is available in various areas on the property.
Parking P1 : + / - 5 cars – in front of the villa, Parking P2 : + / - 2 cars – in front of the dependence, Parking P3 : + / - 6 cars – at 50m dependence, Parking P4 : + / - 50 cars – at 200m from the dependence. Heliport on request at P4 Parking
Main entrance, WC + sink, Washroom, Dressing, Private workshop
- 1st floor
South Terrace, Atrium, Living room with fireplace, Smart TV (Netflix and Amazon Prime Videos), Dining room, Hifi with SPOTIFY, Kitchen and Bar, Barbecue
North terrace, Pool terraces Pool - swimming area 16m long Pool 26x5m, Pool- playing zone, Pool- Relaxation area hydro massage, with Lucca view
- 2nd floor
Bedrooms and large 100 sq meter terrace with panoramic view of Lucca with ping pong table and area relax.
The villetta (guest house)
- Ground Floor (Lower Level)
Bedrooms and Living/dining room area with Smart TV (Netflix and Amazon Prime Videos), access to large outdoor patio area with table, chairs and illuminated hot tub.
• 2nd floor (Upper Level)
Master bedroom and office