ITALY, TUSCANY, FLORENCE
Amazing apartment in a villa dating back to 1900s, located at the beginning of via Bolognese, with a large common garden and area reserved for car parking. The apartment with access from the large main hall of the villa and a second independent entrance from the back is spread over two levels. The coffered ceilings are in excellent condition in the large living room, with large windows overlooking garden where is possible to admire the profile of old city.
A solution for demanding people who like to live in homes of great charm.
Florence, cradle of the Italian Renaissance and therefore recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Protected in an embrace by surrounding hills, with the roads leading out of the city in different directions winding along their sides. Many spots from which it is possible to admire the beating heart of the city.
In the past these hills used to be open countryside, where noble families and wealthy merchants had homes where they could spend hot summer months, away from the noise of the city. Today these villas blend well with the urbanized fabric of the city, without being suffocated by it, but as a testimony of the rich and sumptuous past.
The 20th century villa is surrounded by the large park and has been divided over the years into apartments, without having upset the nature, style and structure of the villa.
A beautiful driveway, flanked by tall cypress trees, leaves the road behind to reach the building. Some steps lead into the entrance hall, where a large common area is bordered by the entrances of the apartments located on the ground floor, while at the bottom a beautiful staircase leads to the upper floors.
Our apartment is about 358 sqm and located on the raised ground floor and spread over two levels. The entrance door leads into the corridor and through a beautiful door in white wood and glass you enter the huge living room, the real strength of the house, a fireplace on one side, marble floors with delightful geometric decorations, large windows overlooking the garden and allow you to admire the city in the distance, but above all the coffered ceiling, all in an excellent state of maintenance.
On the left side of the corridor is the master bedroom with a huge bathroom worthy of a “queen”, two double bedrooms with a shared bathroom and a living room with kitchen.
A beautiful and comfortable staircase allows us to go to the floor below, equipped also with an independent access, this level partially above ground, where a large room is illuminated by two large vaulted windows and a French vaulted door, which allow access to the gardens at the rear of the villa, then a bedroom with bathroom, a storage room and more multipurpose spaces. This level even with a reduced height has full habitability.
State and finishes
The villa, during its long life, has undergone numerous internal and external works and is currently in perfect condition, as is the garden that surrounds it. Our apartment was completely renovated in the 1990s, in a very careful and meticulous way. Some finishes, such as bathrooms, date back to that period, but with some works you can easily update it to modern technological and building standards.
The villa is surrounded by a large fenced condominium garden, part kept as a meadow extends in the back, where some magnificent tall trees seem to protect villa with its inhabitants, while on the sides, in a reserved position the areas assigned to parking. The driveway flanked by tall cypress trees, rose and lavender bushes, offer a sensory journey for the sense of smell, while the view is satisfied by the dome of the Duomo and the nearby Giotto bell tower that rise above all terracotta roofs.
A part of the condominium garden, the one facing our apartment and located at the back of the villa, is for exclusive use of the apartment and therefore bordered by a wrought iron fence with entrance gate.
If you are looking for the countryside with its tranquility and contact with nature, but literally staying a stone’s throw from the city, then this is the perfect solution. If you are looking for an elegant apartment, in a villa, surrounded by a large garden, this is the perfect solution for a house of great charm. If you are looking for a large apartment that can be divided into two real estate units, then this is the perfect solution.