A prominent and unique former lighthouse which has been converted into a modern luxurious villa, situated in a very panoramic position on the Argentario promontory, not far from Porto Santo Stefano. This Tuscan coast property, 300sq m in total, now houses 5 bedrooms and is surrounded by 2.2 hectares of land, fully landscaped as a garden where one could also build a helipad for a much quicker and convenient access. With breathtaking views over the sea and the islands of the Tuscan Archipelago, it is perfect both as a private residence and as a rental property.
The tower is laid over three floors. On the ground floor there is an ample living area with an open-plan kitchen and a bathroom. Via a marble staircase with iron railings, the first floor is composed of four bedrooms and three bathrooms. The upper floor of the tower showcases the master bedroom, its en-suite bathroom and a nice panoramic terrace on the roof. Additionally there is a small outbuilding outside and it is also possible to build a convenient helipad in the property, which would make reaching the house even easier.
The lighthouse was built in the second half of the 19th century by the Regia Marina (the italian Royal Navy) as a control point along the coast of Tuscany. After many years, on 28 April 1959, the Italian government auctioned off the lighthouse which was then bought by a private citizen with the idea of converting it into a luxury house. The project was never fulfilled and the building was restored only in 2010 – 2011. Over 5 years, the tower was fully rebuilt in reinforced concrete following the modern anti-seismic criteria. The outer walls have been filled with stone, which grant excellent thermal insulation, and the facades have been plastered as they were in the original building.