March 27, 2018
Slovenia has a great variety of landscapes, and within these there are varied climates, with the nicest, to our mind, being the Mediterranean one. We thus like to visit the coast, and not only for the Adriatic and flora, but also the chance to see the more Italian side of Slovenian life, and even cross the border and experience the wonder of the language changing as one does.
This week’s property offers all this and more, being set in the settlement of Vrtojba, which includes a border-crossing into Slovenia’s neighbour. Indeed, Vrtojba is now a suburb of Nova Gorica, a Slovenian town twinned with the Italian one of Gorizia, with the former actually developing from the latter after World War II. This area is where the winemaking Isonzo and Vipava Valleys join together, protected from the bora wind (burja in Slovene) by the topography, and thus enjoying a mild climate throughout the year, in addition to fantastic views.
The home itself is a four-bedroom house sitting on a little over 3,000 m2 of land. Built in 1998, it’s currently on the market for 599,000 EUR, and is being handled by Elite Property Slovenia, who describe it as follows:
This beautiful estate is situated in a quiet, gorgeous village. A unique opportunity to enjoy a quiet country lifestyle. Very close to the Italian border lies the village Vrtojba, where in a quiet, friendly neighbourhood, at the end of a dead-end street, lies a beautiful fairy tale estate with a small stream on one side and scenic hill full of fruit trees on the other.
This modern family house was designed by two-time award-winning architect Bogdan Cerne (Plecnikova Medal 1993 in 1996). The investor's wish was to combine the idea of open space living with timeless design. The warmth of living was achieved by using only high quality natural materials. The house consists of a ground floor, where the daily part of life and living takes place, and the first floor with its library and sleeping areas.
Highlights include, South African pear wood floor throughout the whole house. A spacious kitchen and loft dining room with numerous windows.
A large living room with an inviting wood burning fireplace lined with 'Verde Foresta" marble.
A master bedroom with enclosed bathroom.
Two other spacious bedrooms with spectacular views over the estate, a large bathroom and a separate living room for more privacy,
A hallway in the shape of a bridge.
A guest bedroom and guest bathroom with shower.
A separate two-car garage and cellar.
Due to the spacious plot size and design of the building, the house has natural light all day long, both in summer and winter, with views over the estate, nearby stream and the surrounding plots.
The spacious plot offers the new owner the possibility to build a private swimming pool, guest house or both.
Your can see more of this, and other properties for sale or rental, at Elite Property Slovenia.