ITALY, TUSCANY, FLORENCE
Just 5km from Florence, an unusual and charming portion of a villa with a romantic and antique feeling that makes it a special corner in the countryside near the city.
Access is via a private road.
The origins of the property date back to the 10th-11th centuries.
The property for sale occupies the front part of the structure, so it enjoys privacy and a beautiful view over La Certosa and the surrounding hills.
The property measures approx. 400 sqm (4305 sqft). It is currently divided and used as 3 independent units. The current owner has used part of the house for tourist rentals during recent years.
From the courtyard, there is a pleasant view, especially at sunset, which makes it an ideal place for outdoor dining on warm days.
The house has a unusual internal layout which makes it unique and very interesting. The main unit is on the first and second floors and could be further divided if wished. The second floor features a beautiful and cozy 50 sqm (538 sqft) living room with an open plan kitchen with large wooden windows, a pantry, and a study/bedroom.
The first floor includes a main bedroom with a fireplace and en suite bathroom, two double bedrooms, two bathrooms, a small kitchen, and a laundry area.
On the ground floor, accessible both directly from the outside courtyard and internally from the main entrance hall, there are two apartments.
The left apartment of about 40 sqm (430 sqft) consists of a living room with kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom; while, the apartment on the right of about 90 sqm (968 sqft) includes a living room with kitchen, a taverna with an original stone wall which is the foundation of the house and which would be ideal as a wine cellar, two bathrooms, a living room, and a bedroom, both with direct access to the yard.
The property is in good condition. The house has kept some original elements such as terracotta floors, some stone walls, wooden beamed ceilings, interesting elements and details in pietra serena.
The garden, accessed by steps, is rich in fruit trees and olive trees and is also particularly suitable for creating a small vegetable garden. Part of the garden is used for parking.
Given its proximity to the city, this property would be the ideal solution for those looking for a primary residence in a quiet but not isolated area. It would be ideal for example for families with children attending international schools or professionals working in the city.
It would lend itself well also to be turned into a boutique hotel or B&B.