The ultimate in luxury. This is a Broadway Producer's private retreat in the heart of Lucca's centro storico. Every possible care has been taken to furnish and present this Lucca apartment, Tuscany, Italy in a luxurious and opulent manner that will delight the most demanding guest.
Exceptionally large and spacious, there are four bedrooms and three bathrooms – a feature being the main suite’s incredible double en-suite with connecting shower room. There are three dining areas, a sitting room with balcony, a television lounge, two kitchens, and a very large terrace.
Upon entering the foyer of Residenza Mansi, it is clear that this is no ordinary apartment. The sheer size of this apartment is one of the most striking things – achieved by combining two normal apartments.
Situated on the first floor above ground level, one enters the apartment via a foyer with an incredible Venetian cut glass mirror. To the left and right are two sitting rooms. On the left, there is a warm and welcoming sitting room with a large table with comfortable, oversized leather chairs. There is a small terrace accessed via two sets of French windows. These flank a wall housing a matching Venetian mirror to the one in the entrance hall. This sitting room has the original, centuries-old, timber-beamed ceiling.
Walk through the sitting room and you are in a state of the art kitchen where no expense has been spared. It is large, luxurious and functional. All of the appliances are by SMEG, with a double-sized electric oven, a gas hob and a dishwasher. There is a very large American side-by-side fridge/freezer with a water and ice dispenser. The big dining table seats eight for formal dining, contracting to a smaller table for four or six – excellent for those who don’t wish to cramp their day-to-day lifestyle, but still entertain on a large scale.
Continue through the kitchen to the main sleeping quarters, or pass into the kitchen and turn right to the second, smaller kitchen. This is once again, a fully functional kitchen in its own right. Fully fitted with SMEG appliances, it comprises an electric oven, a microwave oven, a gas hob and a dishwasher. This second kitchen leads you to a second sitting room (also accessible from the entrance foyer) which has a more casual eating area consisting of bench seating in an L shape around a typical Tuscan table, with timber and rattan chairs making up the rest of the furniture. This is also the TV room, and there is a large flat screen TV with Sky satellite TV, video and DVD. All of this is viewed from a luxurious and comfortable leather lounge suite, including a leather ottoman to rest weary legs after hours of sightseeing. Free use of a Vonage telephone to call home!
The master bedroom is an enormous suite with a huge, king-sized four poster bed. There is luxurious, custom-built furniture surrounding the room, housing extensive wardrobes, a concealed TV and spacious bedside drawers. The beautiful, old-world style of the bedroom includes a spectacular timber-beamed ceiling.