Real estate for sale - Country houses
Former 14th century watchtower with outbuildings and pool 30 km from Florence
The estate is situated on the crest of a hill and the walls of the buildings rest on its rocks. From here the view falls on the gentle contours of vineyards and olive groves, on a few country houses and a small church with a bell tower. In sunny weather and clear air, you can even see Arezzo.
The oldest part dates back to the 14th century and was probably one of the first buildings in the area. The stones used to build it were quarried from the surrounding area and bear witness to building talent and hard work: they are larger at the base and at the corners and become smaller as they go upwards.
For centuries, it served as a watchtower to keep watch for enemies and protect against attacks. Later, a barn and a small building were added to the property to store hay for the animals, as evidenced by the terracotta brick lattice used to circulate air to help dry the hay.
This house existed when America was still unknown and Italy was not yet called Italy. The house is also marked on the maps of the Leopoldine Cadastre of 1800.
This is the story of a house, of the people who built it and those who have preserved it to this day. Of the clouds that have passed by and the sun that warms it from morning to night.
Today it is the residence of a family that has finely restored this house with much work and effort and cultivates the land that surrounds it with the same love as those who built it, making it a rare jewel.
Main building (approx. 253 m²): Ground floor with living room with fireplace, dining room, kitchen, studio, bathroom, storage room, upstairs entrance hall, 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, one of which with tub.
The former barn (approx. 157 m²) extends over 3 floors, on the ground floor with terrace, portico, living room with fireplace, kitchen with dining place and storeroom, boiler room and wood store as well as on the slope side with corridor to keep the walls dry, on the 1st floor anteroom, bedroom and bathroom with shower and tub, and on the 2nd floor a bedroom.
Outbuilding (approx. 90 m²) consists of loggia and two large rooms, which are currently used as storage room.
In front of the house an infinity pool 8 x 4 m with a wonderful view invites for a swim.
Distances: Figline Valdarno with all amenities 7 km, Florence 30 km.