A property that combines classic Italian architecture with modern restoration situated in an exclusive location.
This property is for those who seek the best of both worlds, wether it be the peace and quiet of the Tuscan countryside or the vibrant buzz of Florence, this unique property offers both. Situated close to Fiesole, one of the most prestigious suburbs of Florence, this property sits literally on the border between city and countryside. This renaissance Villa for sale, originally a 11th century church and residence has now been converted into one of the most unique properties currently on the local market. The city of Florence with its dominating duomo and skyline can be viewed from the property.
The property which possesses unique characteristics due to its prominent history which dates back to the 11th century, was thought to be converted into a residence during the 14th Century. The range of different types of architecture tells a story of a rich and complicated history. The main villa offers approx. 550 m2 of floorspace spread over three floors. The ground floor comprises various spacious living environments; a lounge with antique stone fireplace and high vaulted ceilings, a formal dining room with a chestnut beamed ceiling, a kitchen giving direct access onto a lovely covered veranda with views over the gardens, and a series of other rooms including bathrooms. Also on the ground floor, we find the remarkable church dating back to the renaissance period which features original frescoes and unique architecture. The church has been deconsecrated and can therefore be used for residential use, thus creating a living space of particular uniqueness and beauty.
The First and second floors are composed of five bedrooms, two of which may be described as master bedrooms with private en-suite bathrooms. One of the masters enjoys an independent entrance via a stairway leading to the gardens.
Although not detached, we are able to describe the church as a possible secondary accommodation as it may be used as such. The space available offers many opportunities and one may create up to two bedrooms if this space was converted wisely.
Gardens & Grounds
The 2 hectares of grounds really make this property something special and especially fitting for a large family or group. One will never have difficulty finding a quiet place to sit and enjoy the surroundings. There is the charming patio that surrounds the property, which leads down onto classic garden which further leads onto olive groves and orchards. The estate produces an excellent biological olive oil. Within the 5 ha, there are 2ha of which is fenced and classified as private & 'no hunting' land, guaranteeing privacy and tranquility. Although no pool has currently been built, the owner wisely installed plant work and systems in a dedicated area perfect for an in-ground pool. As the majority of the work has been done, one need only decide upon type and style of pool, as the network and plumbing is in place.
The property is located off a quiet country lane which leads directly down to one of the city centre's main entrance roads. The area is renowned and considered by many to be the most prestigious suburb of Florence. Florence airport is 20 min away and Pisa 1 hour 30 minutes.