The area around Siena, stretching from there to Montalcino and Montepulciano, is home to some of the most dramatic landscapes in Tuscany. The “Crete Senesi” and the lush hilltops around Montalcino never fail to amaze. Located south of Siena, Villa Dobel is an extraordinary property for those who want to enjoy Tuscany without giving up modern design. This light-infused property was originally an industrial construction: it has been repurposed by the previous owner – a European architect – to better blend with the Tuscan landscape and to have less environmental impact. The interior, with its large open-space floor plan and massive sliding glass doors, allows a lot of natural light into the rooms and offers a wonderful view of the garden. The décor is made unique by mixing many surfaces such as wood for warmth, red bricks for contrast, and cool cement flooring, making the whole space fresh and inviting. Finally, the infinity pool, a piece of art in itself, with dark grey paving and a sloping shape, it is immersed in nature delivering a blend of beauty, function and tranquility. Live the good life! The large open-plan living room, where contemporary art and design is displayed, features an amazing si ing area, surround- ing the stylish open hearth central replace, a great area to sit at night during the fall and drink a glass of glorious local wine. e minimalist dining table and its sleek chairs are next to the uber- modern kitchen where you may want to prepare dishes using the local products bought during the daytrips to Montepulciano, Pienza, Montalcino or Siena. Going to the garden through the large sliding glass door, you access the comfortable porch, fully paneled in raw wood. Whether sitting in the shade of a Lebanon Cedar and relax, enjoying a meal on the large outdoor table with long benches, or walking through the lawn and its imposing modern sculptures, staying at Villa Dobel will give you back your serenity, private swimming pool with its gray paving and sleek line, reminds you once again this is a special and blissed oasis. If you are an art-lover, or if you just wish to experience Tuscany with a modern twist, Villa Dobel is the property for you. This unique house in a splendid setting is for discerning guests who want to admire beauty in all its forms and convert themselves from tourists to travelers. Siena is just under an hour’s drive, Mon- talcino and Montepulciano await you for excellent wine tasting in 20 to 30 minutes’ drive. Good to know: the villa is divided into two units, in one of which reside the helpful and discreet owners.