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Large duplex condominium apartment of 270 sqm with terrace and studio in central Florence; this is a most desirable property as a permanent residence, as a retreat for city breaks or as a rental asset.
The ground floor entrance, directly off the street, leads into an impressive open-plan space of 150 sqm running the full length of the building with exposed stonework, handsome neo-Gothic pharmacy shelves and stylish columns. The high ceilings, some with original 15th-century beams and grandiose skylights, and the terracotta floors make this a luminous and attractive space ideal as a painting, sculpture or professional studio or an open-plan reception rooms. Serving these reception areas is a well-equipped kitchen, bathroom and separate WC as well as an area of approximately 20 sqm on the lower ground for storage/wine cellar. There is potential to incorporate a garage and off-street parking into the grand hallway.
A sweeping stone stairway leads up to the first floor where one is instantly charmed by the graceful environment with wonderful original features such as the ornate double and triple lancet windows dating back several centuries. In total this floor provides 100 sqm of living space with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a small sitting room and a further kitchen, both with access to the quiet 30 sqm terrace. This attractive al fresco area provides perfect seclusion for outdoor dining and relaxation during the summer months. An additional hall and entrance via the building’s communal hallway provides a second access to the first floor accommodation. For sale as a whole, the property comprises two units of a ten-unit condominium. Utilities are independent for each floor.
The property is located just a few paces from Piazza Ognissanti and the river Arno within the historic centre of Florence. The Ponte Vecchio, the principal cultural attractions and shopping streets are a mere five minutes by foot.