1897 Ref
3 Beds
3 Baths
243 m² Built
30.000 m² Plot

8.4 Acre Hilltop Estate in Matera, Italy

Matera, Matera, Italy Previously listed at 1.400.000 €

Listed for €1.4M | Pre-Sale Estimate: €750K-€1.25M
Bidding Opens: Nov 3, 2022 4 PM EDT

Lovingly designed and built in 2010 by an award-winning architect, Masseria Mimosa looks like it's occupied this hilltop site for centuries. Its private driveway leads you up to its neutral, solid-stone walls which blend beautifully into the natural landscape. Framed by shaded, arched cloisters, your view of its gorgeous infinity-edged swimming pool and expansive terraces make it the perfect backdrop for entertaining family and friends. Marvel as the sun sets over the pool and the lights of distant hill towns twinkle in the dusk. Surrounded by productive Mediterranean gardens, of olive, fig, and citrus trees, Masseria Mimosa can supply an abundance of fresh healthy fruit and vegetables all year round. High vaulted ceilings mean the interior is light-filled and airy. Inside flows seamlessly to the outdoor spaces through oversized French doors. Masseria Mimosa has all the contemporary style and functionality for your everyday life, from the open-plan, one-story design, to state-of-the-art facilities. Luxurious, artisan marble, stone, and glass finishes are infused with traditional old-world charm.

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This Unesco-recognised, picturesque hilltop town of 60,000 in the south of Italy is renowned for its many cave dwellings (“Sassi”). Reputed to be the third-oldest, continuously inhabited place on earth, these caves, dating back some 9,000 years are now transformed into stylish homes, bars, restaurants, and hotels. 6,000 years older than Rome, this quiet, unassuming town is surrounded by generations-old family farms, wineries, olive and citrus groves, two mountain ranges, and three coastlines. But ancient Matera also packs a luxurious punch. The town served as a location for the latest James Bond movie. It boasts a Michelin-starred restaurant, and several five-star hotels, some of which are actually in the Sassi cave network. In neighbouring Bernalda, the film director Francis Ford Coppola bought a historic palazzo and transformed it into the five-star hotel residence, Palazzo Margherita. Enjoy a country lifestyle in reach of coastal vibes. The Ionian coastline's wide, sandy beaches and calm, shallow waters await - 15 minutes away. In nearby Metaponto, you can explore the 2,500-year-old Greek Temple of Hera. Hike Pollino National Park for wide-open vistas and solitude and the Dolomiti Lucane for craggy peaks, steep valleys, and rock formations. The Adriatic coastline beckons in Puglia, only an hour away.


- $100,000 bidder deposit required.

- Total: 2,615sf (243 m²) | 8.4-ac (3.4 hectares) | 3 bedrooms | 3 full bathrooms.

- Architectural Features | Stone manor house (“Masseria”); Entry courtyard; Marble floors; Vaulted ceilings; French doors; Fireplace; Arched doorways; One-story floor plan.

- Owner’s Retreat | Gorgeous terraces and countryside views; Phillipe Starke and Grohe fixtures.

- Chef’s Kitchen | Sleek, low-profile kitchen; Island and Glass top dining table; Lady Cucine cabinetry; Siemens appliances.

- Outdoor Features | 12.5m infinity-edge pool; Large south and west facing terraces with stone cloisters; Shaded pergola seating areas; Summer kitchen and bar with a stone pizza oven; Manicured landscaping; Garden with olive trees; Expansive views.

- Additional Amenities | Rainwater harvesting; Raised garden beds; Solar water heating; Mains electricity plus 6kW solar panels; Shaded parking and garage; Central HVAC and under-floor heating; Security system.

- Location | Near Matera, on the edge of the Puglia region; 50 minutes from Bari International Airport; 1 hour 15 minutes from Brindisi Airport; 15 minutes to the Ionian Coast, Metaponto, and Pisticci; Under 3 hours to Naples; 3.5 hours to the Amalfi Coast.

- Matera - European Capital of Culture 2019.

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