Il Palagio

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FLORENCE

This Florentine Villa For Sale is considered to be one of the most prestigious properties currently on the market in Florence.

 

This is a generational opportunity to own an exquisitely renovated, historic villa in one of the most sought-after environs of Florence. The majority of Florence’s main attractions can be viewed from the villa, such as The Duomo, the Val d’Arno, Fiesole, and the Appenines. The villa enjoys an elevated position providing breathtaking views, privacy and excellent security.

 

The Villa

Between the Main House (Casa Padronale) incorporated medieval tower, and staff cottage, Villa il Palagio offers 874 sq. m. (9,407 sq. ft.) of interior living space.

The ground floor consists of a entrance hall, 2 central reception rooms, a drawing room, a “winter dining room” and a “summer dining room,” a kitchen with pantry and separate entrance, a large cloakroom and powder room.

The first floor consists of a morning lounge, panoramic suite, 3 spacious double bedrooms each with en-suite bathroom and a private courtyard terrace. !The ground floor and upper floor are accessible by a sweeping staircase and a three-person passenger elevator.


The medieval tower is 22 meters (72 feet) high and has 2 bedrooms with en-suite baths accessed by a beautiful custom floating staircase. The tower is crowned by a belvedere sitting room with 360-degree views of Florence and surrounding countryside.

 

The villa and grounds were dramatically renovated and restored in the 1990s, by the current owners. With a careful eye to historic accuracy matched by luxurious, modern amenities. The interior and the exterior have been completely over-hauled and upgraded according to the highest standards. All historic elements, such as rare intarsia inlay doors and period beamed ceilings were painstakingly restored by local specialist artisans.

 

The villa is composed of :

• 874 square meters (9,407 square feet) interior living space

• 4,470 square meters (1.1+ acres) lot

• 5 bedrooms

• 5 full baths

• 1 half bath

• 3-story passenger elevator

• Fully walled compound with high-security infrastructure

• Subterranean garage with space for 4 cars

• Extensive (and rare!) on-street parking

• Garden house with limonaia and additional living space

 

The Location

The Villa lies a mere 15 minutes from the heart of Florence., on a quiet back road just off one of the main roads leading into the centre. The villa enjoys a private and peaceful setting only minutes away from historic centre of Florence. The villa is flanked by olive groves and vineyards,  so whilst being relatively central, one also enjoys a countryside setting.

 

The History

The villa dates back to the Middle Ages when the original tower was built.  During the renaissance period villas in this area were chosen as an ideal place of retreat by many of Florentines noble families, and it was the Strozzi family who first converted the property into a Villa. Since then, the villa has had a series of illustrious owners. 

 

A renowned art historian described the villa as “a real Florentine villa,” a perfect example of the 15th century palagio that wealthy Florentines built as a complement to their urban dwellings.

Ref. FI-1580