Borgo Ambra, built in absoluteTuscan style, with strict observance of the materials which traces out faithfully the hamlets of late XIX century through a study, carried out by Specialized Technicians obtainig from the Historical Archive of Florence and from the documentation of Bucine council.
It is located a dozen of meters from Borgo Antico on the same hill that overlooks the valley. Borgo Ambra is composed by five buildings:
- n. 2 detached houses (‘’Villa Il Cipresso’’ located on the high ground at the edge of the ancient village and "Villa Il Ciliegio" near the pool);
- n. 2 semi-detached house ("Il Frantoio" and "La Tabaccaia");
- n. 2 three-family houses
Two Villages with 18 inhabitations, each of them with wide private garden, total respect of privacy but not isolated;
Two Parking areas, two infinity pools for adults and children, one of which with Jacuzzi, and solarium.
Squares and external paving for 2.400smq;
Each Structure has a private external pergola and private garden. The pergola is made of chestnut beams;
In the common areas we have set up three hundred olives, nine thousand ornamental plants and the irrigation system;
Stonewalls divide the inhabitations. The electrical system is completely buried;
We built two wells in order that each village can provide water to the structures that are equipped with water softening units;
All houses have a buried gas tank to be used for heating, hot water and cooking;
Five driveways were realized with gates and video intercom;
For each village terrestrial antenna and a satellite dish have been set up;
All materials involved come from the Tuscan tradition and are first quality: Impruneta terracotta floors and stairs, chestnut beams (from six to nine meters), terracotta tiles, Cerdomus bath and kitchen resurfacing coatings , Sbordoni sanitary fixtures, frames with shutters or doors in Framirè solid wood, Toulipiè solid wood interior doors realized by Valdarno Infissi S.r.l. company, Fratelli Rossi taps, Runtal radiators, Sile boilers, sandstone doorsteps and windowsills etc;
At four hundred linear metres from “Borghi della Selvaccia” has been realized the “Poggio Cennina” resort: thirteen houses and antique villas, that are elegantly furnished with local craft made pieces. The property also includes eightyfive hectares of woods, biological grapevine and olives, a wine bar, a dining room, a sizable sports centre (tennis court, soccer field, gym, Turkish bath, mountain bike, Jacuzzi and a 5.000smq lake).
A wellness centre, and a multifunctional room for conferences and meetings are under construction. The room will serve also as restaurant, wine shop, and local farm’s products shop [www.poggiocennina.it].