Barbara Evans-Butler

Barbara Evans-Butler

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Spence School, Wheaton College, the Sorbonne and Australian National University
About Barbara
I love all facets of Buying and Selling Real Estate. My job is very creative, requires a depth of market knowledge, continually updated professional skills and attentive listening to guide each deal through a seamless process to a successful transaction. My clients and customers trust me, are loyal, and enthusiastically refer me to their family, friends, and business colleagues. 

With 20 years’ experience, more than 250 successful transactions, and over a billion dollars in volume of sales, I have enjoyed working in all areas of Manhattan representing high-end luxury co-ops, condos, and townhouses for buyers, sellers, and investors. My international network is exceptional having served as a diplomat in France, Germany, Singapore, Thailand, and the United Nations in Geneva and New York. It was at the United Nations that I learned the art of the deal and first acquired negotiation skills and a discreet style. As a Native New Yorker, I was educated at The Spence School, Wheaton College, and at the Sorbonne, including a postgraduate degree from the Australian National University. 

My colleagues and customers value my creativity in marketing, attention to detail, and dogged determination to succeed, they know I deliver! I am devoted to my family and friends, a passionate lover of the arts, good food and wines as well as fashion and travel to almost anywhere. As leader of the EVANS-BUTLER TEAM, my colleague, Elaine, and I work together, hand in glove to give you 24/7 service. 

I have served on several Boards including; The Women’s international Forum at UNNY, The American Australian Association, OTR (Off the Record) of The Foreign Policy Association, The American Friends of the Australian National Gallery, The Cosmopolitan Club, the International Committee, and currently, Board Member of the Public Interests Committee. 


Reschio Estate

Former 13th Century Castle, now transformed into the bespoke, boutique Hotel Reschio

On the cusp of Tuscany, and the Umbrian Hills, The Reschio Estate is a very private 3700-acre family run nature sanctuary dominated by a medieval Castle and offering 17th century farmhouses for purchase and for rent. Of 50 available farmhouses, 25 have been exquisitely restored, each with its unique style and character. Each of the 25 remaining ruins may be purchased and restored in collaboration with designer, architect, and owner of the Estate, Count Benedikt Bolza and his team of superior craftsmen.

Currently, there is a limited selection of restored farmhouses for purchase and for rent. The luxury, style, and standards of each Reschio home simply cannot be compared to local competition. Each home offers bespoke design and construction, lush landscaped gardens with Mediterranean plantings and trees, sweeping views, 24/7 world class service, as well as an exceptional level of privacy and security. Respectful of the natural beauty of the estate, eco-friendly construction materials, design, landscaping as well as food and wine production are integral to the Reschio ethos of living in harmony with the environment.

Count Benedikt Bolza and his team of artisans and maintenance staff lovingly oversee this domain with clockwork precision, curating every aspect of daily life and activity to assure their guests can enjoy a luxurious and epicurean retreat. For owners, every aspect of estate maintenance and administration is managed by dedicated in house staff, allowing owners a carefree experience. Likewise, for Rental Guests the same level of service is offered with access to all the Estate amenities and leisure activities. Many rental Guests eventually choose to become owners.

The Reschio Estate offers international clients the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of turn-key freehold property ownership without any of the stress associated with property maintenance, services, management and security. Every detail of the purchase or rental process is seamless and living at Reschio is tailored to meet the wishes of residents, each day.

Consciously under the radar, the Reschio Estate caters to a clientele seeking a hidden sanctuary in a carefully crafted parallel universe where life can be blissfully anonymous and tranquil. At the same time, Reschio is a thriving working estate with renowned stables, a winery, olive groves, estate grown produce, private Osteria and Bottega. Residents and guests can enjoy a comprehensive choice of onsite activities as well as Concierge services to arrange private drivers for cultural and culinary excursions or any a la carte requests.

35 minutes from Perugia airport, 90 minutes from Florence and Pisa, 150 minutes from Rome, Reschio is easily accessible.

Within an hour's drive from the Estate are such renowned historical towns as: Assisi, Arezzo, Cortona, Todi, Orvieto and Siena, to name a few. The summer season in the region boasts myriad open-air concerts, operas and cultural festivals. In any season, Umbria and Tuscany offer endless opportunity for visits to iconic churches, palazzos, piazzas, museums, galleries, restaurants, food festivals, and shops.

Services for each Reschio Farmhouse: Daily Maid service, daily gardening service including pool maintenance, an Infinity pool, a fully stocked larder and fridge on arrival, high speed Wireless Internet, Security Alarm System, Pool towels, Cupboards filled with fresh towels and linens Ortigia bathroom products, 24/7 Estate Manager and Helpline.

Estate Amenities: Equestrian Stables for riding and training, horse trails, mountain bike trails, hiking, lakeside swimming and boating with a cabin for changing and relaxing, fishing, clay pigeon shooting, wild boar hunting (in season), tennis, cooking classes, foraging for truffles and mushrooms, dining for residents only at the Osteria, or a la carte chef services at home, poolside or by the lake, boutique for gourmet products and sundries.

-Former 13th Century Castle, now transformed into the bespoke, boutique Hotel Reschio
-3,700 Acres of Nature Reserve with woodlands of Mediterranean Oak and Chestnut Trees
-Farm land and vineyards, all organically produced
-Fields of sunflowers, hemp, and wheat
-Fifty 17th Century Farmhouses (25 restored; 25 ruins)
-Tabaccaia (Converted Tobacco factory) Current Use: Administrative offices, furniture production & exhibition space
-Osteria for guest use only (Farm to Table cuisine grown on the Estate)
-Bottega for guest use only (including Estate produced wine, olive oil, and honey)
-Local produce: eggs, meats, poultry, fish

Reschio Estate

Piantaverna Restored 17th Century Farmhouse

Available for Purchase or Weekly Rent (rental price upon request)

Ideally situated in the heart of the undulating Umbrian hills on the very private Reschio Estate is Piantaverna, a 17th century thoughtfully restored farmhouse that has recently been restyled and is available for sale fully furnished. Piantaverna includes both a Main House and a Guest House. The romantic layout revolves around a rose-lined courtyard with a lovely fountain at its center.

The Main House has two floors and comfortably accommodates 6 guests. The Guest House, also with two floors, is perfectly designed for an additional 2 guests. The Main House Ground Floor is introduced by an arched portico that opens onto a gracious Entrance Gallery with a powder room. A rustic yet refined Living Room with a grand limestone fireplace flows into a fully equipped open Country Kitchen with breakfast island, spacious Formal Dining Room, as well as a charming Conservatory. Of pivotal architectural significance are the seven arched doorways with three section glass doors that surround both the Dining Room and the Conservatory. Beyond these rooms is an al fresco Dining Patio. Off the northern side of the entrance gallery are a storage area and laundry room. Below the Ground Floor is a spacious Wine Cellar carved into a rock wall that is naturally cool to the touch.

The Upstairs Quarters comprise 4 rooms: a luxurious south-facing Master Suite and Master Bath plus a Sitting Room with a fireplace and spacious private terrace. There are Two additional Bedrooms, one with ensuite bath, the other with adjacent bath. Both Bedrooms enjoy ethereal garden views with fruit trees, masses of lavender, and Mediterranean plantings. The Guest House offers a Master Bedroom with beautiful ensuite bath. On the north side are both a garden storage area and boiler room.

On the floor above is a beautifully designed Pool Changing Room with full bathroom featuring a checkered tiled wall that alternates between open air and tile squares, allowing the Umbrian breeze to flow through. Next to the Guest House is a heated Infinity Pool located in a tree-surrounded glade with magnificent views.

35 minutes from Perugia airport, 90 minutes from Florence and Pisa, 150 minutes from Rome, Reschio is easily accessible.

HOME SERVICES: Daily Maid Service, daily gardening service including pool maintenance and a 24/7 Estate Manager and Helpline

ESTATE AMENITIES: Equestrian stables for riding and training, horse trails, mountain bike trails, hiking, lakeside swimming and boating with a cabin for changing and relaxing, fishing, clay pigeon shooting, wild boar hunting (in season), tennis, cooking classes, foraging for truffles and mushrooms, dining for “residents only” at the Osteria, or a la carte chef services at home, poolside or by the three lakes, estate boutique for gourmet products and sundries.

*See Reschio Estate Listing for details.

-Main House
-Guest House
-Accommodates up to 8 guests
-Air Conditioning in All Four Bedrooms
-3-Acre Estate
-50 by 15 feet Heated Swimming Pool with Cover
-Pool Changing Room
-Wine Cellar
-UV Water Softener System
-Laundry Room
-3-Car Carport
-Automated Sprinkler System
-Radiant Heated Floors on Ground Floor
-Satellite & WiFi-Ready
-State-of-the-Art Security System
-Automatic Entry Gates and Illuminated Driveway

Piantaverna Restored 17th Century Farmhouse

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