Tuscan, or Tuscan-Inspired homes can be found all over the world, far from their origin in Italy’s Tuscany region. Outside, tile roofs, wrought-iron gates and fountains are among the instantly recognizable features of a Tuscan-style home, while inside, the often-impressive use of stone, warm earth tones, plaster walls and highly textured ceilings create an unmistakable old-world feel. In this Architectural Spotlight, join us as we travel from Italy to Mexico as we discover a taste of Tuscany.
Castelnuovo Berardenga lies the midst of Chianti Classico vineyards and olive groves with sweeping views over undulating Tuscan countryside towards Monte Amiata. The main Leopoldina country home and its guest house make a perfectly tranquil and private retreat. The 18th century home was renovated recently with many modern amenities such as underfloor heating and air conditioning. The property has a beautiful garden, a swimming pool, olive grove, vegetable garden and a four-car covered parking area.
Villa Zaffiro, located in the manned double-gated golf and country club community of Red Tail, received the renowned Aurora Award. Surrounded by impeccable Italian-style gardens, as you approach this estate, you will cross over a Venetian bridge surrounded by flowing water. The front door opens to an expansive foyer where the inside features a library reading room. Other include a potting room, theater and game room. A beautiful mahogany elevator makes this home easily accessible.
This magnificently detailed Tuscan-inspired estate is sited on a spectacular ridge overlooking Fairbanks Ranch Country Club. Among its seemingly endless amenities, the home offers handsome walnut floors, bespoke stone walls, an elevator, gentleman’s library with sitting room above, billiard room, two room guest-suite, parking for six cars, pool, spa, putting green and large sand trap.
This Tuscan-style lakefront residence overlooks Chapala Lake in Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico. With stunning views, surrounded by gardens, fountains and lush landscaping, it is a unique place to enjoy a peaceful contact with nature, encircled by beauty while also offering great privacy. An elegant two-story home with double height ceilings and a distinctly European architectural style, this property showcases truly old-world charm with stone, quarry, wood and wrought iron design elements.