ITALY, TUSCANY, FLORENCE, MONTAIONE
Built in the 11th century as a military watch tower, enlarged and used as a convent in the 13th century and then as a home by Florentine nobility in the 14th century, this charming Tuscan property has a rich history.
Carefully restored In 1983, the villa retains many original features such as its original beams in oak or chestnut, terracotta floors and stone walls, creating an atmospheric interior which is evocative of its past. Outside, the ancient portico supported by sandstone columns creates a splendid summer living area with a large terrace with views over the peaks of the Apuan Alps.
In total, the villa has 1200 sqm of living space, with 37 rooms, including 3 large refurbished apartments with a further apartment still to be completed.
The entrance is via a charming, paved stone area (formerly used for threshing).
The property is composed as follows:
Apartment 1: Fully restored (500 square metres)
Apartment 2: Fully restored (185 square metres)
Apartment 3: Fully restored (200 square metres)
Apartment 4: Partially restored (115 square metres)
Tinaia: Formerly used for wine preparation, partially restored (56 square metres)
Tavern 1: Partially restored (48 square metres)
Tavern 2: Partially restored ( 28 square metres), external and independent.
Common areas of approx 100 square metres.
Flat: To fully restored (70 sqm)
Land: The property is surrounded by 1 hectare of land with an olive grove.
Municipal water, LPG, wifi.
Access: Country road of 500 metres.
Distances: Amenities inc a restaurant 2 km. Florence can be reached in 15 minutes.