Real estate for sale - Country houses
Noble Tuscan villa with swimming pool and olive grove in panoramic setting close to Florence
This extraordinary historic Tuscan villa for sale was built in 1648 and is situated in a privileged panoramic setting about 30 minutes from the old-town of Florence in Italy. The location with spectacular views across the Arno valley also offers quick and easy access to the Chianti region. The villa offers about 350 m², which is an absolute rarity, since manorial historic villas are usually much greater in size. The villa faces southwest and is surrounded by about 1.3 hectares of land, partially terraced with olive and fruit trees. The villa is embedded in well-kept and generous lawns with Mediterranean plants, an oasis of calm and undisturbed privacy. A swimming pool with magnificent panoramic views across the valley is located on one of the terraces in the garden. The property is accessible via a private driveway, which is lined with roses and lavender. The villa was fully restored by an Italian architect only a few years ago, delivering a modern and stylish living comfort. The door frames are partially made out of the famous Pietra Serena stone, the flooring is, for the most part, made of teakwood. The former entrance hall has been turned into a comfortable living room with an impressive fireplace and an adjacent kitchen with dining room, all connected to the surrounding terraces. Next to the kitchen, which also features a fireplace, there is a service room for additional appliances, cupboards and a wardrobe. A studio with fireplace is located on the other side of the hall. The upper floor, which can be reached via a beautiful original staircase out of Pietra Serena stone, offers an additional living area with fireplace and panoramic views, a sleeping area with en-suite bathroom, separate toilette, and walk-in wardrobe. A modern steel staircase leads to the tower, which features a gallery with an impressive view of the Tuscan countryside, currently used as a bedroom. The cellar can be reached from the villa and from the outside. The heating system is fed with a wood pellet burner, distributed with floor heating throughout the villa. In addition, photovoltaic modules have been installed on one of the terraces. This extraordinary property grants easy access to Florence as well as all daily amenities and cultural activities. The surrounding towns in the Arno valley and in the Chianti offer an abundance of typical restaurants. The city Arezzo with its cultural activities and the famous market for antiques is also close by.