House in Firenze, Toscana, Italy
Spectacular villa with garden in Settignano
Portion of a historic villa of great charm at the foot of Settignano, surrounded by a large communal garden enriched by tall trees and Italian gardens. The villa inside combines very historical aspects such as the characteristic sandstone spiral staircase and the small private chapel deconsecrated and used as an unusual living room and modern hints and is enriched by a portion of a well-kept private garden.
At the beginning of the hilly part of Florence that lies at the foot of Settignano with a south-facing exposure towards Florence, in a residential area dotted with old villas, at short distance from main services.
The property comes from the recovery of an ancient residential complex dating back to the 15th century surrounded by a large park where tall trees guarantee privacy and fresh, representing a green lung for those living in the complex.
It is a property that rises on several levels, of about 500 sqm, attached to the remaining part of the old villa with one of the short sides of the house. Private and exclusive garden lays right in front of the property, south-facing. Main entrance is either from private garden and from a security door that leads directly into the house.
The ground floor consists of an entrance hall which leads into a small sitting room with a service bathroom beside, while on the right side of the entrance the old church currently used as a living room with an access directly from the private garden either, but still maintains the most characteristics of the church with its central altar. Beyond the sitting room at the entrance, there is a large dining room with an imposing fireplace and next to it kitchen which is made up of two very large rooms - kitchen itself with a professional stove, oven and sink and beside another very large room with a wall equipped with refrigerators, chilled wine cellar and a workbench. This room is also embellished by a nice fireplace.
The mezzanine floor houses the service area with the laundry room, a bathroom and a multipurpose room. On the first floor, master bedroom area consist of large study room, main bedroom and bathroom with bathtub and shower set into a reserved position and next to the bedroom dressing room/wardrobe.
On the upper level, with sloping ceilings but at the same time totally habitable, there is a large passageway room that can be used as study/playroom/relaxation room/TV room from where there is an access to two double bedrooms and two bathrooms.
All floors are connected by a characteristic stone spiral staircase, remained unchanged since the origins of the villa and by a comfortable internal lift that reaches also semi-underground floor.
On the semi-underground floor, which can also be accessed from the outside of the property, from private garden, spaces have been organized to have a comfortable area where to live in convivial moments thanks to a large room with adjacent kitchen perfectly equipped. For wine lovers’ sight can be satisfied by a cellar with vaulted brick ceiling that represents a natural continuation of the living room. In a more private location there are a double bedroom and bathroom.
The large garage connected internally to the building which can accommodate up to three small/medium-sized cars or two large ones, with one of the walls fully equipped with built-in wardrobes, completes the property.
State and finishes
The property is in excellent maintenance condition as it has been recently renovated and over time always optimally maintained, both internally and externally. The original style of the villa has been preserved, while new upgrade has been carried out in respect of the original style.
The property is sold furnished and complete with all the present pottery.
The property is surrounded by a large park where are situated children's play area, stone pool with surrounding relaxation area and parking area that have been cleverly organized to leave wide green spaces. Private garden is about 600 square meters represents a comfortable outdoor space that enriches the building, equipped with an electric bbq and a pleasant area where under its shade is possible to spend cool evenings together with friends and family.
For all those who are looking for a solution for a permanent live in a residential area with services and the center of Florence at a short distance.
settignano, Firenze, Toscana, Italy