Butterfly House



This extraordinary property has won many awards and is considered one of the best works of architecture in the world.
This dream place is located in the first hills around Lucca, a laboratory, a place of meditation for the owners, 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 ten hectares of olive groves and woods located on the nearest Lucca hills, 200 metres above the city, yet only 10 minutes away by car.


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.


This is the first house in the world with a hydraulic roof. The two wings of the roof open at 30 degree angle like the wings of a butterfly. This allows natural ventilation to cool the house and and brings to the villa a very unique and magic-like sensation of literally sleeping under the stars.


The interior is organised around a spectacular staircase represented as a red dazzling evening dress. Rock of white marble is present in the house and appears on three floors. Architecture, furniture, lamps, sculptures, almost everything has been conceived, designed and custom made for the villa by the owners. The furniture found inside the house on the main floor, such as the sofas, the central table and the marble seats on the terrace, are all unique designer pieces of designer art. The two designers design for large international companies, including Alessi.
Many clients book this property as it is very convenient to Pisa, Forte dei Marmi beaches, Lucca & Florence. When they get there they never want to leave. They have to return to visit Tuscany another time.





Ground floor. Entrance hall. Guest cloakroom

First floor. Large living room with fireplace & TV. Dining room. Kitchen. Access to terraces. Double bedroom with access to pool terrace. Bathroom.

Second floor. Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom with bath and shower, and Lucca view. Two further double bedrooms which share a bathroom, one with terrace access. Library/games room/possible double bedroom with access to terrace.

Guest House (40 metres from main villa). Two double bedrooms, interconnecting and sharing a bathroom. Private terrace.




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