Villas in Tuscany for sale in Florence
This outstanding luxury villa for sale in Florence, originally a lemon conservatory belonging to a historic 19t century villa, was converted in 1975.
It is located on the hills outside the ancient city walls, just a few steps from the famous Boboli garden and the town centre.
The outside of the building has not been altered dramatically; in fact the new project has kept the main original architectural features preserving the length of the building, which stretches towards the heart of the city, giving the impression of being part of the town centre, whilst surrounded by greenery, as if in the middle of the countryside.
The interiors of this luxury residence are very simple; the layout of all rooms is very similar, which makes the spaces rather versatile according to the use that is made of them and to the choice of furniture. The spaces are open, enriched by great openings on the outside that allow for great perspectives and views of the outside.
The interiors feature 600 m2 of floor space on three different levels where the ceilings vary from 2.40 to 3.00 metres in height. Each level of the building has access to the garden which has a terraced layout.
The two principal levels of the villa, that share a common space, are characterized by three living areas, one with an open fireplace, one at full height, connecting the two floors, and a third 170 m2 room with a spectacular view overlooking the city of Florence.
There is also a 6.50 m2 window which incloses a spectacular view of the Brunelleschi Dome, Palazzo Vecchio, the church of Santo Spirito and the city of Florence, right up to the hills of Fiesole which is true masterpiece . This prestigious property for sale includes 5 bedrooms with 4 bathrooms, a large kitchen, a study/library, a second study and many other utility and storage rooms. The flooring is in granite and all furnishings are of great quality and finely finished.
On the first level there is an independent apartment of 80 m2 featuring an open plan living area with kitchenette, a bedroom and a private entrance.
Outside the villa features a splendid Italian style garden and an olive grove for a total of 5000 m2 on a hill.
Type: Luxury villa
Internal surface: around 600 m2
External surface: around 5000 m2
Billiard room with open fireplace
Terrace with a view
Italian style garden
Garden/olive grove on a hill
Large outside parking area
Tuscany – Florence: Florence 5 km - Lucca 40 km - Pisa 40 km - Siena 55 km - Forte dei Marmi 65 km - Monte Abetone 50 km – Montecatini Thermal SPA 20 km - Florence Airport km 20.
price: 2,5M to 5M
luxory estates in Florence
Florence is universally recognized as a city of art, thanks to its incalculable storehouse of works, which transform the city’s streets and plazas into a vibrant open-air museum. The heart of Florence is Piazza della Signoria, dominated by the towering Palazzo Vecchio and the Galleria degli Uffizi. Just a few steps away is the Cathedral, where Brunelleschi’s superb cathedral is accompanied by Giotto’s bell tower and the Baptistery of St. John, with its celebrated bronze doors. The River Arno, which runs through the middle of the city, has played a role in Florentine history on a par with that of the city’s residents. Over the centuries, the people of Florence have maintained a love-hate relationship with the Arno, which has provided the city with both commercial advantage and disastrous floods. The most famous of the bridges crossing the river, the Ponte Vecchio, is adorned with jewellers shops housed in small cabins attached to the bridge, a construction technique found nowhere else in the world. Carrying Vasari’s noble corridor from one bank to the other, the Ponte Vecchio was also the only Florentine bridge to make it through the Second World War without suffering any damage.
The left bank of the Arno, or the “Oltrarno”, is an area that still provides a feel, amidst its centuries-old crafts shops, of the Florence of yesteryear, as described by Vasco Pratolini and Marcello Vannucci.