ITALY, TUSCANY, FLORENCE, FIESOLE
Just a 15 minute drive from Fiesole, this property is situated in one of the most exclusive and desirable areas of Tuscany. It’s surrounded by parkland with olive groves, typical of the Fiesole countryside.
Built in the 11th century, this unique property was formerly a watermill. Its original features have been carefully preserved over the years and precious materials added. Its previous owners collected and incorporated a significant amount of ancient Roman artefacts into the property which only furthers its distinctive historical elegance.
Accessed via a country road, the property offers complete privacy, however is by no means isolated.
The estate comprised of the mill, an independent stone farmhouse, and an agricultural annex, however some renovation and modernisation works are needed.
The Mill (320 sqm)
The main building is the ancient watermill with an independent apartment in the tower overlooking the valley. The property has various entrances and some parts of the building can easily be made independent to host guests in separate accommodation. The property has 7 unique fireplaces that were historically used to heat the property. The mill is rich with typical Tuscan features such as terracotta flooring, wooden beamed ceilings, arched windows, mullioned windows, and unique artisanal iron window frames. Besides the official bathrooms, many rooms have original historic wash basins either in pietra serena or marble.
A spacious kitchen with a large fireplace, small family room, large dining room overlooking the garden, sitting room, hallway with a bathroom and a bedroom/studio overlooking the patio and garden.
1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and 1 large master suite with living room, storeroom and spacious bathroom.
2 rooms that can be made into independent guest accommodation, with large panoramic windows and a balcony overlooking the garden.
A corridor separates the tower which is located on a higher terrace in the garden. This part also has an independent entrance from outside and inside the main house and consists of two rooms connected by a spiral staircase and a large separate bathroom.
The Stone Farmhouse (120 sqm)
On the opposite side of the garden there is a small stone farmhouse which is located on a lower terrace therefore only its top floor is visible from the main building. This lovely cottage style farmhouse enjoys privacy and independence with a separate entrance and patio for outside dining and relaxation. Here we also find a large covered lemon house area that could be restored and repurposed.
Open space well lit by a magnificent glass wall with artisanal iron window frames, small bathroom, ancient wash basin, kitchen with a fireplace and wood oven.
Two conjoined rooms with large windows overlooking the surrounding countryside and the garden.
Annex (90 sqm)
Annex with glass windows that has potential to be transformed into a spa, gym, yoga room, or art gallery. The patch of grass in front of the annex would be the ideal spot to build a swimming pool. A part of the annex could then serve as a changing room.
The estate is set in 1 hectare of land which includes the garden and a terraced piece of land with olive trees.
This property would be an ideal opportunity for someone looking for a truly unique property to renovate. It has the space and layout to be enjoyed as a first or second home with guest accommodation or be partially rented out. Comfortably located at a 20 minute drive from Florence, it has the charm of a country home but also provides close vicinity to enjoying the benefits of city life.
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