The latest Carrara, LLC offering for shared, fractional ownership is in the heart of Chianti in the village of Volpaia, which once boasted a medieval castle and still retains much of its original architecture. Casa in Volpaia, built circa 1100, was meticulously restored just over a decade ago.
Portland, OR (August 5, 2010) — Inside the original boundaries of the medieval hilltop village of Volpaia, in Tuscany, is the latest luxury home offered for fractional, shared ownership by Carrara, LLC.
“Volpaia is a very special place,” says Deborah Lyon, president and founder of Carrara. “Property rarely becomes available and we are thrilled to offer a home that meets our high standards for authenticity, luxurious comfort and amenities in this charming location — especially at a price that is unrivaled in the area.”
Volpaia, located in the “High Chianti,” once boasted a medieval castle with buttressed walls and great stone towers. Today the village retains much of its original architecture, including a guard tower, wall fortifications and most of the original houses, in addition to a first class winery.
Casa in Volpaia was built in the 11th or 12th century. Earliest records were of a mortgage on the Castello dated 1147. The casa was lovingly restored just over a decade ago. The 3-bedroom, 1.5 bath home is “the perfect compliment to Carrara’s showcase home, Casi di Sotto, an expansive villa surrounded by vineyards in nearby Gaiole,” says Lyon.
Special features of the Casa in Volpaia include a lovely courtyard, small private garden, original outdoor stone pizza oven and covered loggia with a view of the surrounding vineyards, olive groves and forested hills.
Fractional ownership is recognized by buyers and sellers alike as an appealing option. “Fractional ownership brings the sense of community that comes with being a homeowner, without the time-consuming responsibilities that can be especially frustrating when there are language and distance barriers. Fractional ownership also enables buyers to preserve capital and buy in proportion to the time they will spend at the property,” states Lyon.
“We have made a long-term commitment to the Tuscan region and to the buyers and owners we represent,” says Lyon.” I have a deep love and respect for the people, culture and history of Italy. By becoming part of the community, we are better able to create a warm and welcoming home for Carrara co-owners.”
About Carrara: Carrara, LLC partners with owners to market their luxury vacation homes in Italy as fractional ownership properties. The company also represents buyers seeking the lifestyle of an Italian home and the convenience of a professionally managed, shared investment.
SOURCE: Carrara, LLC