Umbria apartment

Via Leopoldo Grilli 5

[EDIT: As of June 2022 we have found buyers for our beloved casa. Friends of ours. I am thrilled someone we love will now love our house as much as we did.]

We are reluctantly going to sell our pretty apartment in the Centro Storico of Umbertide, Umbria. We plan to stay in Italy, probably even in Umbria, maybe even Umbertide! But that is all uncertain until we can sell.

I decided to create this page with photos and a write up about it. I have had it listed here but the agents don’t do much to market real estate. I figured I’d try it a bit myself. I have a friend who is a real estate agent, semi-retired, who would help with the paperwork and the Notaio and details. Without an agent we can sell for a lower price. Take a look below at some pictures. Send an email to nancy22314 at yahoo dot com if you have questions.
Perfect in town living but with a quiet rear view over forest, farms, mountains and river. The best of both worlds. This apartment is only steps from three butchers, two bakeries, grocers, restaurants and shops. Just outside the door is Bar Mary for your morning caffè or an evening aperitivo with perfect tables for viewing the evening passagiato. At least ten restaurants are within walking distance. The two weekly markets, Wednesday and Saturday are just outside the front door.

Three ample bedrooms and two baths make it good for a family or for having guests. The ceilings are the ancient, stone barrel ceilings common in buildings of this age. Brand new, modern designer Pedini kitchen with all new, high end appliances conveys. Big pantry off the kitchen provides wonderful, easily accessible storage. Large living/dining room with soaring, beamed, terra cotta ceiling. This room has a wonderful “picture” window with Tiber River views which truly lives up to its name. Best of all is the beautiful terrace with ample room for dining and container gardening. It can be completely covered with a new, retractable awning. Being high up you won’t be overlooked which means perfect privacy. The custom lighting on the terrace with upward-facing, built-in lights make for a beautiful setting for summer evenings. Easy to lock and leave if a second home.

Scroll to bottom for details of the apartment.

Views in summer from our 15 sq meter terrazza. Looking north.
Tiber river view from our terrazzo. Summertime. Looking west.
We have incredible sunsets. Great to enjoy with a glass of wine on the terrazzo. Looking West.
We dine on the terrazzo every summer night. Purpose installed recessed lighting. There is also a TV hookup so we watch movies after dinner.
Living room. The living and dining area are one large room with a pellet stove and high terra cotta ceilings.
Dining area with large picture window – Tiber view.
Pellet stove keeps it cozy and is economical.
Old barrel ceilings. We installed good track lighting in all the bedrooms, kitchen, bathrooms and pantry.
Brand new cooks kitchen designed by Pedini. Five burner IVEA stove with two ovens is a dream to cook on.
Kitchen looking out to terrazzo with kitchen table. Pantry to the right.
Kitchen fireplace. Has the original crane and fireplate because this has always been a cooking fireplace. Custom made glass doors.
Guest bedroom.
Master bedroom.
Third bedroom which we use as an office. With sofa bed for extra guests.
Bathroom one
Bathroom 2
Washer drier In 2nd bathroom
Living la dolce vita!

Pictures around town. The first three are our view from front bedroom (our office) of the main piazza. This is where all the feste, concerts and events happen. We have a birds eye view.

Bar Mary and Cafe Centrale beneath our window.
Piazza Mattiotti in winter.
Town Christmas tree and Saturday Kilometer Zero market.
Carnivale before Covid. It will be back!
La Rocca and our river walk in town.
115 square meter/1240 square feet15 square meter terrace
3 bedroomsliving room and dining room
Eat in kitchen and appliances includedConvenient big pantry near kitchen
2 bathroomsNew washer and drier
The building has 3 apartments
We are the top floor.
Above the city walls.
Building approximately 400 years old.
2 built in closetsGas hot water heat plus pellet stove
All new lighting to include custom lighting on
outside terrace. Also TV hookup outside.
Town gas, water and electricity.
We have good internet.
You’d have to arrange that after
Full attic above apartment. Accessible
via pull down stairs. Lighting. The ceiling
is high enough to stand in, in the center.
Great for storing luggage, Christmas
things etc.
Air conditioning in LR/DR and
master bedroom. Needed very
seldom if you manage the
shutters in the daytime. Keeps
the apartment cool. After sunset
cools dramatically.
Custom made tende di sole (sun shade)
over terrazza included.
All hardwood flooring,
new tiles in kitchen
and on terrace.
Third floor. No elevator.Fireplace in kitchen. With custom made
glass and metal doors. It was
the original cooking fireplace.
Pellet stove in living area.