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Located in a rural position, surrounded by olive groves, and yet just 5 minutes from Fiesole and 10 minutes from central Florence. On arrival one passes through the grand gateway and approaches the villa along a cypress tree lined avenue. This impressive Tuscan villa, dating back to the 16th century, was owned at one time by the Machiavelli family and is therefore a villa of significant historical importance in the area.
Spread over the whole of the historic villa’s first floor, the apartment provides 634 sqm of floor area including impressive state rooms, open plan living and dining areas, five bedrooms and their ensuite bathrooms. The magnificent views of the surrounding Tuscan countryside and Florence with its Brunelleschi Duomo can be enjoyed from the large windows, the balcony area and from the 200 sqm terrace which leads of the kitchen and dining rooms of the apartment.
The restoration of the Tuscan villa has been carried out to the very highest of standards combining a
stunning and unique combination of original features, such as delicate 16th frescos, alongside cutting-edge contemporary design features.
The apartment can be accessed via two separate entrances, the private entrance with spiral staircase leading off the rear courtyard of the villa and via the communal hallway with lift. There is also secure parking for 4 vehicles provided in the underground garage .
Externals & Grounds
There is a panoramic balcony which runs the length of the main lounge, offering stunning views over the palazzo and surrounding countryside. There is also a very large terrace ( 75 Sq mt ) conveniently accessed from the kitchen/dining room. The only apartment in the palazzo to enjoy the benefit of a spacious, private, and panoramic outdoor area.
In keeping with tradition of the noble rennaissance palazzo's, an ornate Italian style garden is available for somunal use by the owners. Landscaping of the garden is currently underway and expected to be completed by 2017.
The location of this exceptional villa for sale is one of the principle reasons we are able to describe the property as prestigious and unique. Fiesole is historically the most prestigious environ of Florence, where noble families, royalty and more recently VIP's choose to make residence. The villas and castles of Fiesole are divided by olive groves and greenery, with views over the duomo and centro storico to the south and views over endless Tuscan countryside, vineyards and forests to the north.