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 for the most famous Italian Companies.
The panoramic view from the Villa 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, the guest house 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 Villa - sleeps 8 guests & 2 children or 1 adult
3 double bedrooms 160x200cm
1 double bedroom 180x200cm
1 additional double room, sleeper sofa 140x200cm
2 complete bathrooms with shower
1 complete bathroom with bathtub and shower
And 1 half bathroom without shower
The Guest House - sleeps 4 guests
1 double bedroom 160x200cm
1 double bedroom 140x200cm
Extra beds available on request
Entertainment, well-being & sports
Hi-fi sound system
Internet access (wifi)
Satellite or cable program
Equipment, facilities, events
For your comfort and convenience
Fireplace in living room
Kitchen & Appliances
Fully equipped kitchen
Lounge chairs on the terrace
Outdoor dining areas
Outdoor dining table
Pool lounge chairs
What is Included
Included in rates
Bed and household linens
Cleaning two times per week
Concierge service & Assistance
Electricity, water, gas
Housecleaning upon departure
Weekly change of linens & towels (2 weeks stay)
Not included in rates
Cot + High Chair
Extra change of bath towels
Extra change of bed linen
Extra hours of housekeeping : starting from 20.00 EUR Per Hour
Laundry service : starting from 20.00 EUR Per Hour
- Children must be supervised by an adult at all times when using hot tub, pool, sauna or hammam - Children welcome - No safety fence around the pool - Pets considered - Pool has no swimming guard - Smoking is not allowed inside the house - Language spoken by staff : English - Italian - Check-in : 16:00 h - Check out : 10:00 h - A tourist tax will be added to your final bill : 1.00 EUR per guest per night - Amount of security deposit : 2 500.00 EUR - Security deposit must be paid in the form of : In cash at the time of check-in
- Guarantee deposit charged by Villanovo upon reservation : 50 % - 2nd payment 35 Days to arrival day : 50 % of total amount of reservation is due to Villanovo. - Advance payments can be made with the following payment method : Visa - Mastercard - Carte Bleue - Bank transfer. - On site payment can be made with the following payment method : Visa - Mastercard - Carte Bleue - Cash. - Hotel / Owner may require on site payment to be made in local currency. . - The reservation price does not include optional incidentals or on-request items which will be added to your final bill. - Payments in local currency are subject to variation in currency exchange rates.
Cancellation policy and cancellation fees
- Any booking modification or cancellation must be sent to us by email - Cancellation policy is applied according to villa local time - For all cancellations, the initial guarantee deposit is non-refundable. - Cancellation occurs less than 30 Days to arrival day : 100 % of total amount of reservation is due to Villanovo. - No show 100 % of total amount of reservation is due to Villanovo
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