Villa Angelina GardensConcierge Auctions
Tuscany has become one of the world's newest tax luxury havens as Italy implemented a flat tax of 100,000 euros per year on any income earned outside the country, no matter how high or the source of the income (such as inheritances or salaries). That works out to about $124,000 and anyone who takes up residence in Italy who has not lived there for nine of the past ten years is eligible for the program. It can be extended to family members for 25,000 euros per person per year. The latest figures available suggest about four hundred people so far have taken up the offer and along with this new level of interest has come an increase in the number of high-end properties that are for sale.
This classic villa on 27 acres is just one such property. Previously asking 28 million euros (about $32 million), it is currently up for auction without reserve. The estate is within the ancient walled city of Lucca, in Tuscany, and comes with a nearly 30,000 square foot main house, a guest house and a staff apartment. All together there are eight bedrooms and ten bathrooms, plus an indoor pool, Turkish-style spa, cinema, professional chef's kitchen and wine storage. A look inside shows the latest owners gave it a contemporary feel while still maintaining an exterior that fits with its rustic heritage.
Here, the main floor is an open plan designed to have the views as the central focus of the room.
Villa Angelina Main FloorConcierge Auctions
A library with vaulted ceilings also follows the same dark wood tones as elsewhere on the main floor.
VillaAngelina LibraryConcierge Auctions
The dining room has one large wall designed for displaying artwork.
Villa Angelina Dining RoomConcierge Auctions
One of several private terraces look over the grounds which include 230 mature olive trees that can be harvested each year.
Indoors the contemporary revamp is on display with the floating stairs and whitewashed walls.
Floating StairsConcierge Auctions
The master bedroom has a private terrace.
The master bathroom has a glass shower room, freestanding tub and dark mahogany-hued floors.
Villa Angelina BathroomConcierge Auctions