Arcevia, Italy

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Added to OHD on 8/13/18   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   33 Comments
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Italy - Arcevia, Ancona, Le Marche

  • €2,000,000
    $2,278,656 USD
  • 12 Bed
  • 4 Bath
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Palazzo Anselmi can be found within the structure of the little, well-preserved castle of Arcevia, just a few steps away from the piazza of the Palazzo Comunale. Set on the main street and beautified by the unspoiled magnificence of the bas-reliefs of Asti in front of the old collegiate Church of San Medardo, with its works by Signorelli and Della Robbia- fifteenth century artists, it has a neo-classical facade in brick which encloses the three ancient palatial residences.

The historical palace, which belongs to a noble family of illustrious cultural heritage, contains, behind its main portal, a wide entrance to the palace and its perimeters and which opens on a courtyard and a triumphal staircase with portals of the typical forms of the Palace of Urbino.

The staircase leads to the more noble parts of the palace: to the apartments within the central body of the property facing the courtyard, and to those of the secondary body of the building, extending downwards, with rooms located along a central corridor and ending in a belvedere room with a terrace. In the main body of the property, on the noble floor, are splendid rooms full of decor; grand private rooms and chapels, with floors, frescoes, portals, fireplaces, upholstery and furnishings of the19th and 20th centuries. On the second floor there is a studio apartment with study areas, a private library and a music room.

The third body of the property, accessible separately from the ground floor, was kept for servants. Linked vertically with a precious stone spiral staircase, it contains the kitchen, small connecting areas and bright attic spaces.

In the basement floors, with independent access to the third portal on the street, are numerous and spacious areas of cellars and warehouses, arranged on several levels and overlooking the central courtyard and the garden below, with independent access from beneath.

Palazzo Anselmi, solid and in good conserved condition, with its façade and its prestigious environments, its multiple and ample spaces, its flexible and original structure, lends itself to numerous functional interpretations. Its very configuration, with its central body open on both sides, its two wings facing the central courtyard, hinging on the surrounding parts of the town and stretching to the valley, and its many access points, make this prestigious property for sale a bright and fascinating proposition.
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33 Comments on Arcevia, Italy

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12146 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I’m not sure they are saying this is from the 15th Century or are they referencing the church?

  2. SueSue says: 531 comments
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    1802 Cape

    Oh my. There aren’t words to describe how perfect this is.

  3. natira121natira121 says: 731 comments
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    1877 Vernacular
    Columbia River Gorge, WA

    If someone here buys this, I volunteer to pull weeds and clean up the rooftop? balcony free of charge! I could work with that view!

    The whole time I was drooling over the pictures, I couldn’t help but think of how different it would have been to live in a place like this in it’s heyday (or even now, for that matter)

    And then the contrast between living in this place versus living here:

    Maybe I shouldn’t be drinking espresso.

    • AKmommaBearx3 says: 3 comments

      WTFish !! Is what popped into my head when I clicked on the link!! Couldn’t stop laughing… almost fell off my chair!! Such a shame someone would let a residence get to that point!! I’ll move to Italy and live in splendor rather than squalid conditions!!

    • Barbara says: 11 comments

      Crazy messed up house in philly. Rental?

      • Christine Schulze says: 9 comments

        Probably inherited by a reclusive collector/hoarder. This is d3cades of buildup. Sad. Its a mental disorder that makes for a very lonely life. What a great house though.

    • Karrie says: 222 comments

      that other place was a disaster, but looking at all that mess, I saw some maybe good finds, it would be alot of work, but if one had the time and money it would and could be beautiful again, restored to her former glory. But that castle, oh my I need to take Italian lessons and get to know a millionaire or win the lottery. What a beauty it is.

    • Doreen says: 242 comments

      Nothing a dumpster, a few shovels and a dozen friends couldn’t “cure.” Just looks a tad, uh, CLUTTERED? lol!

    • says: 59 comments

      Backup that dumpster!

  4. lisa anne says: 12 comments

    I’d happily sleep on the floor

  5. ChrisICU says: 681 comments

    Very nice! But, as a word of caution for someone who has researched buying a second home in Italy – do your research! There are taxes and costs that you wouldn’t expect. Here’s one site that outlines the cost. 22% VAT on a home like this isn’t cheap – and that’s one of the taxes.

    • MonicaG says: 155 comments

      True, there are taxes, but look at what you are getting. To wake up everyday in a place like this is beyond imagination, but I’d sure like to give it a spin!

    • MonicaGMonicaG says: 155 comments

      True, there are taxes, but look what you’re getting. To wake up there every morning is beyond imagination. I, for one, would love to give it a whirl. It’s also very close to where my grandparents are from. Old House Dreams, for sure. ❤️

  6. John says: 72 comments

    Wow. Just wow.

  7. JKleeb says: 305 comments

    This is one of the most enjoyable property descriptions I’ve ever read (on top of the amazing property).

  8. Mary-Jo Wiese says: 31 comments

    WOW!! Where is Publisher’a Clearing House when you need them????

  9. Karen says: 1184 comments

    This place is gorgeous, all right, and I hope someone saves it from ruin. I have this horrible image of it having no buyers with adequate funds for its upkeep, and falling victim to leaky roofs, mold, peeling plaster and artwork. Not for me, though-I don’t like rooms that big-picky, picky, I know! But I wish there had been even more photos, and a nice google street view! I looked up this city, and it has a wonderful, and at times, tragic history, especially during WWII. The city looks placed perfectly for someone who likes to visit the seashore, but doesn’t want to live there with all the tourism. I think Arcevia would be quieter, and more “normal” than a tourist attractive area that has a beach. I’d love to visit this area-and maybe live in a smaller, more modern house. I wonder what George Clooney’s villa looks like…

  10. Amy says: 56 comments

    And it is difficult to be permitted to buy a house there if you are not a resident of the area, or have family that is.

  11. Daughter of GeorgeDaughter of George says: 1037 comments
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    1905 Neoclassic & 1937 Deco

    Today, when a $2 million house often translates into a cheaply constructed McMansion with a high-end fridge, how refreshing to see an actual palace whose surpassing beauty, structural integrity and history make it worth every single penny.

  12. Carolyn E. says: 65 comments

    I was an Art major in college, and houses like that just make me drool! Makes me want to be surrounded by all that beauty — What a wonderful place to wake up to each morning and enjoy the view, let your creative juices flow….

  13. RobinjnRobinjn says: 242 comments
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    1978 Split level
    Columbia, MO

    Original Della Robia’s in the home?? Wow.

  14. Karrie says: 222 comments

    Be still my heart. This place is so wonderful and beautiful.. If I had the money I would buy it and move to there. Wonder if all the furnishings come with the place. Sigh, I will just dream of this place.

  15. Neness says: 53 comments

    I doubt that very much as I see no paintings or sculpture of true value in the house. What the listing no doubt means is that the Della Robia is in the nearby church of San Medardo, no surprise in Italy as churches often contain some of the finest art.

  16. Zann says: 519 comments

    This is where I would live if I were a vampire.

    Just sayin’.

    Meanwhile, this palace (and it does deserve that name) is so beautiful, I can’t imagine living there. I would never feel like I deserved it nor that I could afford the furnishings to do it justice, much less the upkeep.

    The murals are breathtaking. That is a real music room, too. Not just a “polite society” one like we would have in America. The amount of history this home has seen is incredible.

  17. KarenZKarenZ says: 1162 comments
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    That rooftop would be a great place to set up an easel and paint the day away!

  18. krista says: 15 comments

    Let me check my couch cushions and see if $2 million fell in there.

  19. Victoria Skirpa says: 2 comments

    Okay folks! This is truly one of my dreams, to live in a masterpiece like this AND to be surrounded by artists living in it and performing, together! Yes, that is the dream for me! Living in beauty and joyful pleasure! Dance and music!
    Anyway, my ask to you all and “old house dreams” is I know there are places in the world where something like this is possible with a smaller budget. Of course it is a very different story when you google real estate in a 3rd world place vs. being there!!!! Any advice on looking around!!!????

  20. Zann says: 519 comments

    Victoria, that is a very worthwhile dream.

    I don’t know if you want to be US based or solely international, and I am also not sure how close you are to retirement, so it is a bit hard to offer suggestions, but your best bet is to visit, visit, visit. Travel until you find the right fit. It will be a series of adventures while waiting for your big adventure.

  21. Gregory Hubbard says: 455 comments

    My family bought John Philip Sousa’s 1906-1912 Craftsman-Mediterranean country place for well below market value because his surviving daughter wanted it saved from the McMansion fate, and we were the first people to look at the house in the 10 years it had been on the market who weren’t going to knock it down for a new house.

    The living room is 45 feet long, and the dining room is 35 feet. The octagonal breakfast room between them is 12 to 14 feet across. The library is floor-to-ceiling bookshelves. 8 Bedrooms in the main house, plus two more on the second floor of the coach house.

    Keep looking. Good deals are still out there.

  22. TGrantTGrant says: 943 comments
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    New Orleans, LA

    Thanks for showing these magnificent finds. They allow us to dream big and find inspiration everywhere. Plus it’s like a mini-vacation without leaving home.

  23. Jill Lenz says: 1 comments

    I found some more photos of this palatial gem. Not great shots but a few include exterior & terraces.

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