Luxury country villa with pool and olive grove in a privileged private panoramic position on the Florentine hills, about 15 km away from Florence.
The villa dates back to the 13th century and was originally built as a guard tower, hence the unique position.
The villa has been sympathetically renovated to highlight its original features, resulting in an elegant and welcoming home, true to its heritage.
The main house measures about 360 sq.m., arranged on three floors:
Ground floor: 150 sq.m. terracotta tiled patio with stone built pizza oven leads to the main entrance and into the large and bright formal dining room with antique fireplace. Passed the dining room a door opens into a spacious and elegant living room with antique fireplace, floor-to-ceiling windows and glass door with access to the terrace/solarium of about 60 sq.m. with uninterrupted views over the Tuscan countryside. On this floor there is also a further dining room with glass door exit to the back garden (via a stairway), a service bathroom/powder room with toilet and basin, a utility room and a fully equipped kitchen with log-burning stove and door leading out to the patio area at the front. The ground floor features an original gothic stone built arch dating back to the 13th century, and stairway leading to first floor.
First floor: accessed by the sand stone stairway leading to a spacious landing. On this floor, you can find a double bedroom with wooden boiserie, air conditioned; a single bedroom, ensuite (with walk in shower); a master bedroom/suite, with ensuite bathroom (with Jacuzzi tub), step-in closet and air conditioned; further double bedroom with ensuite bathroom (with bath tub) and air conditioned.
Second floor: accessed via a stairway, with white built-in ample storage and wardrobes.
All main house features sand stone paving and original wooden beams, walls are finished with venetian plaster in pastel hues.
Breathtaking views of the Tuscan hills can be enjoyed from every room of the house.
Separate heating room with new pellet heater and two boilers 300 L each and separate laundry/service room for washing machine and dryer and storage are attached to the main house, and independently accessed from the garden
The property sits on a 2,7 hectares of fenced land consisting of landscaped gardens (designed by Pietro Porcinai), patio area, olive groves and fruit trees. From all corners you can enjoy breathtaking panoramic views over the Tuscan hills. A few steps from the main villa, in a totally private position, you can find the swimming pool (8,5 m x 14 m large, and 1,70 m to 3,40 m deep) operated by a salt water purifying system. Three areas equipped with gazebos, on three levels following the terraced garden provide private tranquil spots for relaxation or entertaining.
The property is accessed via two cast iron automatic gates and it enjoys a garage with automatic door.
New roof and new heating system.
Solar panels providing hot water just recently fitted.
Perfect condition, ready to move in.
The location is fully private and quiet, though close to Florence and all major Tuscan attractions (Chianti, Siena, Montepulciano, Val d’Orcia and Pisa), and with easy access to all major routes and transport links. Florence is just a 15 minutes drive.
Energy Efficiency Rating: B