In Casale Monferrato, in the very heart of Montserrat, we offer for sale this splendid apartment: in an historic building, dating back to the 1400s, the house of the Marquis of Carretto also known as Palazzo Tornielli,, completely renovated, very elegant, served by lift and located on the noble floor.
The house consists of a large entrance hall that leads to a double living room with fireplace and parquet and to the spacious kitchen with dining area and living room. Crossing the long corridor we find a hallway that leads to the sleeping area consisting of three bedrooms with two bathrooms, a laundry room, large utility room, another bathroom with shower, another room currently used as home-office.
The large balcony, which is accessed from both the living room, from the kitchen and the bedrooms, overlooks the beautiful communal garden. The appliances of the apartment are a cellar and a double garage. The natural gas heating system is autonomous, with condensing boiler and there is both the air conditioning system with heat pump and the burglar alarm system.
Some historical notes on the building.
The Gothic styled house of the Marquises of Carretto, located in Via Canina in Casale Monferrato, was built following the expansion of the city ordered by William VIII around 1465 and preceded by the demolition of the old fortifications that were moved further south.
The house has a fifteenth-century exterior of exposed bricks: on the ground floor there are small low-rise windows, on the first floor there are large pointed-to-ceiling windows with frames made of special bricks cooked in the Monferrato furnaces.
It should be noted that the Del Carretto house, a perfect example of fine Gothic architecture, presents a very elegant portal of sandstone by Matteo Sanmicheli, replacing the primitive pointed arch opening, coeval with the windows, bearing the coat of arms of the Del Carretto adorned with dolphins and bearing the noble writing: POTIUS MORI QUAM FOEDARI.
The house, restored in 1907 by Eng. Tornielli, has a beautiful L-shaped colonnaded portico, at the entrance there is a noble courtyard with flower beds and secular plants; at the center of the courtyard is the crown of a well attributed to Roman times.
Other special features of the house are:
· The cannonball on the facade of Via Canina, shot on March 25, 1849 by the Austrians during the bombing of Casale Monferrato
· The stone, of uncertain origin, placed by Eng. Tornielli on the porch
· The very old press placed under the central sleeve of the house
· The beautiful over one hundred-year-old wisteria in the garden of the first courtyard
· The centuries-old climbing rose in the first courtyard
Important families who lived in the house:
· Marchesi Del Carretto of Savona
· Conti Roggeri of Villanova
· Tornielli family
At the end of the twentieth century the house underwent a new restoration related to the splitting of the property into apartments, the construction of garages in the basement and the creation of new gardens in the second courtyard above the garages.
Distance from: (measured in a straight line)
59.0 km – Milano MXP – Malpensa
260 m – Bus stop
150 m – Clinica Sant’Anna
150 m – Bakery – La Briciola
150 m – Cafe – Le Gaie
340 m – Sport centre – Palestra Bistolfi – gymnastics
< 100 m – School
240 m – Pharmacy – Farmacia Vicario
580 m – Veterinary – Clinica Veterinaria “Città di Casale Monferrato”
Information about Casale Monferrato
Elevation 116 m a.s.l.
Total area 86.21 km²