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Casa Farfalla Eco-villa

by Anthony Lopez-Vito
Lucca
Tuscany Italy

Between earth and sky, surrounded by gentle Tuscan hills, lies a suggestive, poetic and fully eco-sustainable award-winning home, designed by internationally acclaimed Architects and Artists Michel Boucquillon and Donia Maaoiu, husband and wife.

Special offer: 2022 Save!

  • 6 bedrooms
  • 5 bathrooms
  • 12 guests

Best for: Families and group of friends.

From: €9900/week

Amenities

  • Pool
  • Spa or Gym Facilities
  • Linen
  • Towels

Details

Embedded against a white marble hill above Lucca, the extraordinary contemporary villa is surrounded by 10 hectares of olive groves and woodland.

The rock protrudes into the indoor spaces eliminating the barriers between the indoors and the surrounding nature. The wide floor to ceiling windows allow in plenty of natural light and offer guests a 180 degree panoramic view of the valley and Lucca beneath.
The iron shutters shade in the summer to protect against the strong summer light and instead absorb the light in winter.

The all-white decor chosen by the architects to decorate the interiors are stricken by the imposing spiral staircase painted inside in bright red, like a dazzling evening dress.

The property is divided into a main villa and a guest house with a total capacity of up to 12 guests. There are 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms in addition to a sitting room with a sofa bed.

Almost everything in and around the property has been designed and built custom-made by Michel and Donia, from lamps and furniture to sculptures.

The most impressive feature of the house is the roof.
The two wings of the roof of the villa open at a 30° angle like the wings of a butterfly, hence the name to the house "Casa Farfalla" or Butterfly House. When open, the two wings measure 110 square meters and open thanks to 6 pistons. This is the first house in the world with a hydraulic roof. This allows natural ventilation to cool the house and provides guests with the magical sensation of sleeping under the stars literally.

Ecological Architecture - Green Credentials:
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' verdi d'Italia" (Greenest homes in Italy).

Bedrooms Configuration

BEDROOM CONFIGURATION - MAIN HOUSE
Four double bedrooms en-suite (3 with shower and one with shower+bathtub).
One additional room with a sofa bed (140x200cm), ideal for two kids or one adult.
(One bedrooms in on the ground floor, the remaining three are located on the first floor).

BEDROOM CONFIGURATION - GUEST HOUSE
Two double bedrooms. One shared bathroom.

Facilities and Services

Ping Pong table, Parking for 50 cars, Laundry with washing machine and dryer, Heliport on request
Casa Farfalla is equipped with a smart TV with Netflix and Amazon Prime and a Hifi with Spotify. For those who like a little game of ping pong, the villa has a ping pong table for guests. The laundry area is outfitted with a washing machine and dryer. The heliport is available upon request, and there is parking for up to 50 cars.
Chef at home. Additional housekeeping and laundry service.

Pool and Spa

The pool is overflowing. It covers 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 a Jacuzzi. Enjoy breath-taking views of the city of Lucca while swimming or sun-bathing. Open 1 June to 30 September.
Small fitness room.

Special Touches

The hydraulic roof allows natural ventilation to cool the house and provides guests with the magical sensation of sleeping under the stars literally.

Good to Know

Architect Boucquillon lists among his projects the European Parliament building in Bruxelles.

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Location

BY AIR
Pisa International Airport: 35Km
Firenze Airport: 70Km
Bologna Airport: 155Km

An helicopter landing area is also available upon request on the property.

Lucca: 10 minutes away.

Ecological Architecture
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, it also won the Architectural award “EXPO STONE AWARD 2015” together with the “FREEDOM TOWER WORLD TRADE CENTER” in New York and the “BRIDGE TOWER” in London.

Booking Enquiry

    Additional Information

    Special Offers

    • 2022 Save!
    • The villa can be rented for €12000 a week instead of €14400 for the remaining available periods in 2022.

    Rates Table

    2022Period|Rateperweek 
    15Julyto5September|€14400

    Booking Conditions

    To secure a booking for this villa, a 50% non-refundable deposit is required. Balance to be paid 60 days prior to check-in.

    Included in the fee:

    - concierge service
    -maid service 3.5 hours twice a week (normally Tuesday and Thursday) for a total of 7 hrs for both Villa and Guest House
    - change of linens and towels on Saturday for stays longer than a week
    - final cleaning on Saturday
    - heating and air conditioning
    - unlimited Wi-Fi internet access (available indoor and outdoor)
    - landscaping and pool cleaning service

    Not included in the fee(extra, on request, to be paid locally):
    - extra maid service €20 euro/hour
    - personal laundry service €20/hour
    - cooking/meal prep services
    - additional change of linen and towels
    - additional services upon request

    A non-refundable deposit is required in order to secure a booking. The balance, together with any security deposit, will be requested 60 days prior to your check-in.

    Although calendars are updated daily, they may not reflect the latest availability. Always contact Passepartout Homes to discuss availability for your chosen properties.

    Rates may vary without prior notice.