ITALY, TUSCANY, FLORENCE, BAGNO A RIPOLI
On the very first hill of Florence near Bagno a Ripoli, a historic 17th century mansion of about 1150 square meters, distributed on two floors with private park of 3000 square meters and a swimming pool. The lemon house serving the historic villa completes the noble property. Enchanting location just a few kilometers from Florence.
Driving along a road between the olive trees and the Florentine countryside you reach the villa of 1150 sqm which has two independent driveways.
On entering the exclusive garden, you can appreciate the regular architecture that characterizes the villa.
On the ground floor there is a succession of spacious living rooms, a study and a kitchen diner which overlooks the garden and the large panoramic terrace of about 60 sqm. In total there are ten bedrooms, spacious and bright. There are eight bathrooms.
The villa, for the needs of the current owners, has been designed to accommodate four families.
The ground floor is characterized by large French windows and independent access to give privacy to all rooms.
A characteristic internal courtyard not visible from the outside of the villa gives additional light even to the innermost rooms.
The basement of about 180 square meters houses the cellars but could be converted into an apartment and wellness center.
Not far from the villa we find the lemon house in retro style, charming and all on one floor, about 20 sqm.
The private land of about 3000 square meters is totally fenced and planted with fruit trees and flowers.
The terrace outside the living area is about 60 sqm, and has great views and sun exposure. The pool is positioned so you can spend moments of absolute relaxation and privacy.
An outdoor kitchen is designed to serve the garden and there is a changing room for the pool.
Condition and finishes
The historic villa has references to the 70s in terms of bathroom finishes, so needs some modernization work and, by simply removing some plasterboard walls could easily be lived again as one residence. The rooms are well lit and characterized by rustic Tuscan style but with fine finishes, including the wonderful exposed wooden beams, the beautiful terracotta floors, as well as the characteristic stone fireplaces.
The villa is perfect to be lived in by a family that does not want to give up either the peace of the countryside or the convenience of living very close to Florence. It is possible to maintain the current internal layout in four apartments but also, with simple steps, to create a single spacious residence.
Bagno a Ripoli lies on one of the very first hills of Florence and is one of the most convenient and sought-after residential areas in close proximity to the center with all the necessary services that make this place perfect for family living. The historic center of Florence just a few kilometers away is easily accessible by car or public transportation. Siena can be reached in less than an hour and Chianti is nearby.