The historical Villa Fontana is one of the most prestigious private residences around Florence, situated in the exclusive suburb of Fiesole. The villa dates back to the 1400's and has been owned by several of the most noble and important families of Florence such as Buonsegni’s, Landi’s and more recently the Frescobaldi’s.
The villa has been divided into seven luxurious apartments, each unique and varying in size. The property for sale is one of the largest and it also enjoys exclusive use of the garden.
The apartment is located on the ground floor of the villa hence why it also includes the garden and terrace. This spacious apartment offers 411 sqm of floorspace which consists of 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 3 living rooms, 2 kitchens, 1 cellar, 1 storage room, 1 laundry and 1 ironing room. In addition there is a charming 'Lemonaia' (outhouse traditionally used for storing lemon trees during winter), which could possibly be converted into further living space or a studio/office.
An apartment situated in a villa such as this of course has a very high level of finish and furnishing which incorporates traditional materials such as hand-made cotto and parquet flooring, marble and pietra serena skirting and frames, antique fireplaces, vaulted stone ceilings and an array of other unique features create a luxurious yet traditional internal décor.
The Grounds & Garden
The garden is of course classic 'giardino alla Italiana' landscaping which symmetrical hedgerows leading to the central fountain create an authentic setting. The garden may be accessed from various day and night areas within the property.
The whole grounds span approx. 32.000 sqm of private land composed of a small forest, a communal garden, a swimming pool (needs restoration), and a parking area. There is a perimeter wall protecting the whole estate, and security is good.
The villa is located on the slopes of Fiesole, just above the hustle and bustle of central Florence. Many of the most important villas and palazzo's are in this area, which is considered one of if not the most prestigious suburb of Florence. The various private residences are divided by olive groves and woodland giving the area a distinct countryside feel, however central Florence can be reached in less than 10 mins.