ITALY, TUSCANY, FLORENCE
Highly Prestigious Florence Estate for Sale
Florence Estate for Sale. This ancient and magnificent villa and estate is located in the municipality of Scandicci, about 9 km west of Florence in an area renowned for its prestigious properties. Florence airport with its scheduled and private flights is easily accessible.
This spectacular 15th century building complex covers an area of approximately 27 hectares, and comprises the main villa as well as various other annexes and outbuildings including, a caretaker’s house, a chapel, a lemon-house, cellars , an olive house, garage and several agricultural buildings. Recently and beautifully renovated the estate offers 4,000 square meters of space in total, with 56 rooms, 13 bedrooms and 13 bathrooms. Accessed via an impressive wrought iron gate and a Cypress lined avenue, the villa is protected from the outside world by forest and surrounded by a delightful Italianate garden of roses, tall trees and symmetrical flower beds, designed by a famous British architect Cecil Pinsent. The property also features a tennis court with its own clubhouse and a pool.
Perfectly restored and maintained, the estate combines a wealth of stunning original features with the modern comfort and convenience. Inside, the villa boasts elegant high ceilings, dramatic arches, exposed beams, ornate frescoes, impressive fireplaces and bathrooms finished in marble and other precious materials. The property is air conditioned, heated and equipped with an alarm system connected to a surveillance centre. Ideal as an events and accommodation business, the property would also make a fantastic prestigious home.
Dating back to 1427, the property has a very rich history. It was home to Baldo d’Aguglione, one of Dante’s contemporaries who sentenced him to exile in 1311. From 1498 it belonged to one of the great Tuscan wine families, the Del Giocondo family. It has been home to the famous Leonardo da Vinci painting, the ‘Mona Lisa’ or ‘La Gioconda’, with the wife of Francesco del Giocondo as its subject. At the beginning of the 20th century, the villa was renewed by Marquess Nathalie Antinori, helped by her brother Egisto Paolo Fabbri, architect, artist, but above all, a great collector of Cézanne. The beautiful façade of the villa appears on the label of one of the most famous Chianti Classico wines in the world.
2,800 sqm with floors connected by a beautiful staircase and a new elevator.
Ground floor: 5 living rooms, living-dining room, large kitchen, corridor-hallway, restroom, technical room and double entrance.
First floor: 5 bedrooms with private bathrooms and drressin rooms, large library, panoramic veranda in wrought iron and glass and a small balcony on the main front.
Second floor: 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, study, gym, terrace (“Dell’orologio) with views over the whole of Florence.
Lower floor: (partially underground): Kitchen, dining room, 2 lounge rooms, splendid hall and the “Medici” gallery which overlooks the garden, 2 storage rooms, 2 bathrooms, cellar and technical room.
Mezzanine floor between the first and second floors: For service personnel with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, pantry rooms, kitchen, dining room, laundries, ironing rooms and storage rooms.
Private chapel with a polygonal layout, typical of 17th century devotional architecture.
Caretaker’s house of 80 sqm on a single storey divided into 4 rooms.
Limoniaia of 200 sqm.
Greenhouse, garage and technical rooms.
25 sqm with 3 rooms and a bathroom used as an animal shelter and storage.
64 sqm farm building on one level and divided into 2 rooms with separate entrances.
77 sqm used for storage.
43 sqm used for agricultural machinery.
27 hectares of land.
Beautiful ornamental garden designed by Cecil Pinsent, planted with roses, tall trees and symetrical flower beds.
Access via Cypress lined driveway.
70 sqm tennis court with clubhouse, toilets and changing rooms.
Air conditioning, Gas heating, phone system with 3 lines, alarm system connected to a surveillance centre.
Florence 9 km.
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