Pop Singer Lists Historic Sicilian Volcano-Front Vineyard

Posted on Aug 23 2014 - 4:29am by Zoe Eisenberg
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Photo courtesy of ENGEL & VÖLKERS USA

Now isn't that a mouthful? As if living in Sicily wasn't cool enough, you can now bop your way into the former living quarters of the lead singer of the 80’s English soul/pop band, Simply Red. And what's better than the home of a former rock star? The home of a former rock star that comes with its very own vineyard.

Simply Red's frontman Mick Hucknall originally purchased the five bedroom property in 2000. The elegant country house is located on the edge of the Etna National Park, within close proximity to the village of Sant'Alfio. The asking price is 650,000 Euros, which is roughly $882,443.

The home rests at the foot of Mount Etna, with views of both the volcano and the Ionian Sea. If living next to an active volcano isn't exciting enough for you, the ocean-front views will hopefully do the trick. Just behind the property lies the singer's two hectare vineyard, the original home of his winery, “Il Cantante.” What does Il Cantante mean? Roughly, it translates to “The Singer.” Shocking.

Just when you thought things couldn't get cooler, history buffs, rejoice! In addition to its very own vineyard and volcano access, the two-story home also includes a historic millstone dating from 1760, which resides in a private museum. The museum also includes historic winemaking equipment from the 19th century, all of which can be ogled through a glass floor.

The home is listed by ENGEL & VÖLKERS USA. For more information, visit http://www.evusa.com

Zoe_ThumbZoe Eisenberg is RISMedia’s Associate Editor.  She is currently touring the world viewing celebrity homes from the comforts of her very own van that resembles The Mystery Machine (...in her head).