Majestic Luxury Villa For Sale In Florence
Prestigiuous property for sale in Florence
Luxury villa from the late 1800s in Florence
This extraordinary luxury villa for sale is located in a small town in the outskirts of Florence, with a panoramic position over the city and it surroundings.
The estate as we see it today, with its Rococo and Neo-Baroque finishings, dates back to the early 1900s and is composed of the main villa (around 1,519 m2 big), a church, a big classic style theatre, the keeper's lodge, a conservatory, a wonderful independent house, a small castle and a house in the park, besides the sheds, stables and various ruins.
The estate was built on a preexisting 19th-century building which belonged to a family owning many properties and lands in the area. The works were impressive, with the participation of the best architects and artists working in Florence at the time. An avant-garde, self-producing electric system was installed to light the villa and its park, at least 10 years before the advent of electricity in the area.
The interiors are mainly in Art Nouveau style and are richly decorated with stuccos and paintings. Each room has been decorated and furnished by following a different theme such as myths or allegories.
The ground floor is home to the state and living rooms: a dining room with wooden ceiling, the library, the music room, the oriental-style smoking room, the billiard room and some other extra rooms.
From the gallery on top of the stairs there are two parallel corridors running along the facade, this is where the bedrooms are located.
A large half woods-half lawn park surrounds the property, it is enclosed by stone walls and accessible through a monumental, Art Nouveau style gate in wrought iron. The park is home to a charming accessible artificial cave, fountains, flights of steps and luxuriant flower beds.
The princely chapel dedicated to St. George and the theatre were built in 1904, with the stables, sheds and various other annexes also being built in the same period.
The villa enjoyed its maximum splendor in the time between the two world wars, when the park was used as a perfect frame for village fairs and religious processions, in virtue of its position on the highest part of the city centre. Today, it still has that timeless charm and it still is a real dream home in the heart of Tuscany.
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famous lake-front villa by lake como
On the route of the ancient Strada Regina by Lake Como, we find this renowned lake-facing villa, in the middle of a 19th-century park. This famous historical lakefront villa, which hosted Beccaria and Manzoni among various illustrious characters, is currently for sale in one of the most scenic locations in Italy, Lake Como.
Price: On Application Ref: 9616