This unique villa for sale is situated in one of Florence’s most prestigious locations in the countryside above Poggio Imperiale, only minutes from the city centre. Surrounded by olive groves and green fields the property offers a secluded and private countryside environment despite its vicinity to the city. For sale we have the main villa, two independent guesthouses, and circa 1 acre of land consisting of olive groves and gardens. The property was originally a large limonaia and has now been restored and furnished by a renowned international interior designer, who has created a fusion using modern building techniques and traditional Tuscan materials.
The ground floor offers an open plan lay-out comprising an entrance hall, spacious and luminous living room with antique elegant stone fireplace, dining room, fitted kitchen, gym, laundry area, bathroom as well as a double bedroom with en-suite bathroom. The entire ground floor enjoys good natural light thanks to the many large symmetrical windows which run the length of the villa.
The terrace which also runs the length of the villa offers excellent views and the perfect setting for al-fresco dining.
The first floor comprises two further double bedrooms and one bathroom. One of the bedrooms has a mezzanine and both bedrooms enjoy high wooden beamed ceilings.
The grounds of the property extend for almost half a hectare – circa 1 acre, and consist of olive grove, lawned gardens, terraces and parking area. The property is accessed via a cypress tree lined private road. Permission to install a swimming pool has been given and the intended location is just in front of the villa in the immediate love grove below the garden.
Further to the main villa, there are two independent structures which may be used either for a custodian or guests. The first guesthouse is actually a restored private chapel which makes for a very unique and characteristic guesthouse. Many of the original features were retained during the restoration such as beautiful ‘stucco’ wall decorations and original tiled mosaic floors. The chapel guesthouse comprises a kitchen, small dining area, lounge, bathroom, one double bedroom and a utility room for a total of circe 60m2. The second guesthouse may be described as a cottage as its open plan kitchen-lounge-diner, double bedroom and bathroom are all situated on one floor. The cottage which measures circa 40m2 enjoys a private terrace and garden and good privacy.
This unique Florentine villa for sale possesses many desirable features of which the location may arguably be the best. Located right on the border between town and country the property enjoys the best of both worlds, a private countryside setting with beautiful Tuscan views only minutes away from the historic centre of Florence and all it has to offer.