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A Middle Age Loggia in the Old Town Florence.

Located in a building from the late fifteenth century and totally refurbished a few years ago , this cute lavish apartment includes a precious Loggia of the 15^ century origin,  recovered after accurate  historic researches. Now the Loggia, returned to its former glory, offers a magnificent view of the most prestigious buildings of Florence. Just take your seat and admire your own private spectacular view. The apartment  is in the core of the old town, in a pedestrian area in between Santa Croce, Signoria Square and Lungarni. Set on the third floor, the apartment has an excellent exposition and enjoys much light coming in.       

Renaissance  Tuscan style  with the best of the modern comfort's technologies.

It is divided in two main areas . The living part comprises an amazing wide living area which opens onto the wonderful loggia. High ceilings and a majestic solid wood library  separate this part from the adjacent dining and cooking area with a prestigious Italian branded kitchen. The sleeping area comes with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The master bedroom is like a an whole suite, as it includes a private bathroom and adjacent walk-in wardrobe, directly accessible (provided with much vertical storage space)  The refurbishment is a rare example of much care, in keeping with the Florentine style a:
  • Exposed wooden beams on the ceilings.
  • Terracotta Flooring from Siena, was made by traditional methods, by hand and wood fired.
  • Bathroom Travertine is from Siena, and cut to specifications. 
  • Custom shower trays and book matched wall and wainscoting tiles by Vaselli.
  • Door and Windows are traditional Chestnut Wood. Windows have screens.
  • All the appliances are Miele, built in refrigerator/freezer, oven/microwave combination oven, gas stove top, dishwasher and wash/dry laundry machine.
  • Light fixtures are Lasvit production.:
  • Neverending Glory collection and Flos Pochette Wall Sconces.
Being under the roof , the apartment enjoys more light creeping in through a couple of skylights automatically driven. Rare indeed to meet  anything so accurate and with such high quality features!        The apartment shows this unique  Renaissance  tuscan flair  combined with the best of the modern comfort's technologies.
  • A dual heating systems, one the hot water boiler system (on gas) with radiators and the units in the main rooms are not only AC, but heating as well, electric. It’s a good way to conserve based on utility costs.
  • Boiler/ water pump  with filters and storage tank:  the water storage tank is 300 liters and it's made in stainless steel.  
  • A functional closet provided with a laundry machine and more storage page.
Great care and focus on the electrical systems:
  • Lighting in all closets.
  • Dual switches of lights in and out of rooms.
  • USB ports.
  • Electric heater on the loggia.
  • Alarm system.
  • Automatic main building circuit breaker reset if the power goes out momentarily 
 

Apartment with Historic Style in the Old Town Florence.

This apartment is a unique piece on its own, indeed. A perfect one in an amazing location in the core of the Old Town Florence, in a street of notable historical and artistic interest, as evidenced by the noble architecture of the palaces and towers along its route. [post_title] => Apartment With a 15^Century Loggia in the Heart of the Old Town Florence. [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => apartment-with-a-15century-loggia-in-the-heart-of-the-old-town-florence [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2024-02-21 19:17:02 [post_modified_gmt] => 2024-02-21 18:17:02 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://victoria-house.it/?post_type=estate_property&p=42656 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => estate_property [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [1] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 42067 [post_author] => 2 [post_date] => 2024-01-02 14:25:07 [post_date_gmt] => 2024-01-02 13:25:07 [post_content] =>

Italian Renaissance architecture: homes in Florence

Recently renovated apartment in the old center of Florence, in an elegant atmosphere, embellished with some views of monuments visible from inside the apartment. It is located in a quiet and secluded residential area, from which you can easily reach, on foot, the most famous monumental areas.

The space

The interior retains the typical architecture of the 19th century palace, with high ceilings and large windows that guarantee remarkable interior brightness. Large 113 square meters Totally renovated Located on the first floor (21 comfortable steps to climb).
The entrance is directly in a large and bright environment, divided into two main areas: - living area, collected around an old fireplace and an elegant bookshelf, with access to the balcony; - Kitchen and dining area; - A useful closet with laundry machine and storage shelves.   The sleeping part of the apartment  consists of 2 distinct areas: - a large independent suite with a double bed, closet/wardrobe, a desk/work area.  A sumptuous large bathroom to complete the suite. - a second bedroom with double bed with large wall-mounted closet, desk.  A nice cozy bathroom is adjacent to the bedroom. From the large windows you can enjoy some evocative views of some famous monuments of Florence (the Dome of the Duomo and the Basilica of San Marco).
The elegance of the interiors from the end of the 19th century pairs with curated furnishings selected by Italian design brands famous in the world: Arclinea kitchen,  Devon& Devon  bathrooms, Rimadesio bookcase, Poliform sofas and armchairs , Cattelan desk,  lamps by Floss, Tizio and Vistosa .
  The center of Florence: between Romantic architecture  and Renaissance culture.  
The apartment is nestled in between 2 quarters of the old Florence center, San Giovanni and Santa Croce. This means you are two steps away from all the most prestigious monuments and museum of the Old Town Florence. Nevertheless, the apartment enjoys the quietness of the surrounding  where San Marco square with it Cathedral and its annexed Museum stand out. Behind the corner there is also the  Giardino dei Semplici, a famous botanic garden. In the same area, less than 5 minutes walking distance the Museum of Accademia , where the original statue of David of Michelangelo is preserved , Pizza Santissima Annunziata, The University area, San Lorenzo market and the majesty of the Duomo. A bit further on, find the lavish shopping area of  Via Tornabuoni and Piazza delle Repubblica and ...Piazza Signoria, Uffizi Museum and Ponte Vecchio.     Discover San Giovanni
Discover Santa Croce  
Why buy an apartment in the center of Florence? Choosing the center of Florence as a place to live can be a unique and fascinating experience. An apartment here is perfect for those who love to live immersed in the history of this city. There are not only art treasures but also the most modern services. Schools, universities, medical centers, hospitals, shops, and post offices are in ancient functional buildings, inserted with discretion and maximum attention to aesthetic and historical coherences. For those looking for a prestigious property for proven use or investment for high-income rentals, this apartment for sale in the city's heart is in the right place. Logistics:  how to move in the Old Town Florence? Getting around the neighborhood is easy, especially if you do it on foot, enjoying the surprises that you can find on every street corner. There is an excellent taxi and minibus service to get around anywhere, from inside and outside the center. The Santa Maria Novella train station is just a 10-minute walk away. It is a vital railway hub to go all over Italy. Trains frequently leave for Rome, Milan, Bologna, Pisa, and main airports. The Florence airport is only 15km from the city: the new comfortable Tram arrives directly in the center in 20 minutes.
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The Main Villa.

After entering through the automatic wrought iron gate, you cross a park of oaks and cypresses, until you reach the large Villa. It is arranged on three levels, for over 450 square meters. Opposite the entrance is the huge terrace with a large Tuscan-style stone loggia and a roof made of a wooden structure with trusses and rafters. From the large terrace facing southwest, a panorama of the Arno Valley and the hills of the Chianti area opens up.   The terrace leads to the first level of the Villa consisting of: .a large and bright living room, built on two levels and dominated by a large stone fireplace .the eat-in kitchen .the sleeping area consists of three bedrooms, .three bathrooms, .a closet.   Second level: it goes to the first with internal stairs leading to the attic, a large room on the attic floor used as a study.   Third level: it goes to the first by an internal staircase, located at ground level and consists of: . an apartment, of about 128 square meters, with four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and a living room with direct access to the garden and the park. . an apartment of about 104 square meters for the service personnel consisting of a large kitchen, equipped with a fireplace, two bedrooms, and two bathrooms.   This large area is completed by other ancillary rooms that include: .the tavern, .the games room with billiard room, .the large cellar of 50 square meters .the room of the thermal power plant .the laundry.    

The Dependence.

It is about 90 square meters and is located a short distance from the Villa, directly overlooking the park with: .2 bedrooms, .2 bathrooms .room used as a gym.   The part of the buildings is completed with the two closed garages/garages of approx. 77.80 square meters and 26.70 square meters for 8 parking spaces. The structural maintenance conditions are good. Given the slope of the land, they have a flat roof covered with grass and are well camouflaged.    

The Park and the grounds.

The park is over 4 hectares, completely fenced, with wooded and arable land and full of plants typical of the Tuscan hills, such as Turkey oaks, oaks, and cypresses.   In the area in front of the Villa, there are two swimming pools: .the first swimming pool, for children, is circular with relative slides, .the second swimming pool has an elliptical shape. It comes with a diving board, with underlying technical volume for chlorination and water heating. The underground technical room is for water treatment and heating. Also below the pools was a cistern intended for water storage.    

The park is a real amusement park for the young and old!

An amazing space with:   . A large picnic area with a wood-burning oven . a playground with various installations (slides, carousel, swings). Through walkways in the park you will then discover:   .the 566.00 square meter tennis court is completely fenced and surrounded by typical Tuscan cypress trees. The field is regulated, equipped with benches and also the referee's station. Once with synthetic grass, today the surface is covered with natural grass and needs renovation. Next door is also the changing room for men and women, equipped with showers and toilets, with an area of 36.20 square meters.   .the bowling green of 126.00 square meters.    

Installations.

The  whole property is in a generally good state of conservation. All the buildings are from the 70s and they are perfectly habitable. The heating system is Autonomous, with radiators, fueled by diesel The Air conditioning system is autonomous.

Villa in Tuscany, in the hills, and with a favorable climate.

It's 450 meters above sea level. The climate: the southwest exposure and the northern protection of the Pratomagno mountain range make the climate of the place dry and mild in winter and cool in summer.

 

Why this property is an excellent real estate investment in Tuscany, Italy. The quality/price represents a unique opportunity.

  It meets the expectations of those looking for a property: .located outside the cities and in contact with nature .in the hills with a favorable climate all year round .with excellent logistics near Florence .for a re-location to Tuscany in search of a more relaxed and sustainable standard of living .it is a property to be enjoyed all year round, suitable for large family groups; .is a "good retreat" for those who love contact with nature for privacy, contemplation, and forms of spiritual retreat (historical vocation of this area full of convents and abbeys). .given its size and versatility, it is suitable for those wishing to organize a welcoming activity at certain times of the year or even to structure a so-called "educational farm", Zen courses, Pilates courses.

 

Logistics.

  The property is in the Municipality of Reggello, 30 km from Florence, Tuscany. The villa is in a privileged geographical position. It is on the famous Strada dei Setteponti built in the Medici era to connect Florence with the southern areas of Tuscany towards Rome. The location is strategic for visiting Florence, Chianti, and the whole region. Services and transport are very efficient. The area is easily accessible by car a few kilometers from the A1 motorway (Firenze Sud or Firenze Incisa exit). It is a short distance from Reggello, Incisa, and Rignano sull'Arno, where there are all the main services, shops, bus stations, and railway stations.   Distance from major cities and airports. The historic center of Florence: 25 km Florence railway station: 20 km Greve in Chianti: 25 km Arezzo: 60 km San Gimignano: 65 km Siena: 80 km, Pisa: 100 km Lucca: 100 km Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi: 100 km. Pienza and Val D'Orcia Unesco sites: about 100 km. Rome: 250 km Milan: 330 km Florence airport: 30 km Pisa airport: 100 km Bologna airport: 135 km [post_title] => Large Independent Property with Villa, Outbuilding, 2 Swimming Pools, and Tennis Court. On the Hills in Chianti, Close to Florence. [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => large-independent-property-with-villa-outbuilding-2-swimming-pools-and-tennis-court-on-the-hills-in-chianti-close-to-florence [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2022-12-26 21:10:59 [post_modified_gmt] => 2022-12-26 20:10:59 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://victoria-house.it/?post_type=estate_property&p=41737 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => estate_property [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [3] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 39462 [post_author] => 2 [post_date] => 2021-11-28 19:21:37 [post_date_gmt] => 2021-11-28 18:21:37 [post_content] =>

Castles in Tuscany: a dream comes true

A Striking Tuscan Property Near Florence At first sight, we are in front of a real castle with its battlements and the panoramic tower, which offers sweeping views over the Tuscan countryside. The villa has major castle vibes. It's believed to be built on the site of a fortress, in an area rich in historical testimonies, dated back to the 9th century BC with Etruscan and Roman garrisons and remains. The oldest mention dates back to 925, in the deed of foundation of S. Maria ad Acone Church. The strong imprint given by the castle melds today with its eclectic appearance and the contamination of styles that have followed one another over the centuries. The latest renovations with the most recent construction and comfort systems make this property extraordinary and unique, in which the past and the present dialogue harmoniously.   The surrounding land is 2 hectares and includes:
  • the main villa/castle,
  • a lemon house (greenhouse for citrus fruits)
  • a chapel,
  • the majestic Italian garden
  • the terrace
  • the saltwater swimming pool, covered with mosaics
  • the pool house.
  The lands are then enriched by:
  • an orchard
  • an olive grove
  • a wooded area with old trees.
  14,000 square feet of living space in the mansion/castle feature:
  • 11 bedrooms
  • 5 bathrooms
  • different reception rooms
  • the main living room, which opens onto the terraces surrounding the house.
  And also, the main body of the castle/villa is provided with:
  • an art studio,
  • an ample space converted into a home gym
  • a cellar,
  • an independent apartment for the staff with two bedrooms and a private entrance from the parking lot.

Castle for sale in Tuscany, Italy: why invest in it

Why buy this property It is a truly exceptional property in the typical Tuscan countryside, with great potential in one of Italy's most sought-after destinations for boutique tourism. The property lends itself to modern multifunctional uses:
  • if you are thinking of a conversion of the property for hospitality purposes (boutique hotel or agritourism activities), the property is already well prepared for an internal subdivision into different apartments;
  • the position on the hills, the surrounding spaces in the most absolute are also ideal for hosting small groups of guests to whom the typical services of a Didactic Farm (yoga, pilates, meditation, painting, etc.);
  • it can be a private home for your family for short and repeated holiday periods;
  • it can be the ideal place to retire.
 

The best place to stay in Tuscany for wine tasting

  Location. The property is on the hills between Pontassieve and Rufina, part of the vast Chianti area towards the north, just 25 km from Florence. The area shows the typical characteristics that have made the Tuscan countryside famous all over the world: rolling hills with cypresses, olive groves, and vineyards; farmhouses and farms scattered near villages and ancient churches, small discreet centers, today modernly structured and which coexist organically with nature and the surrounding places.  

Hiking in Tuscany will be easy

  The area is renowned today for many reasons linked to its generous territory and its millenary history. It is the area of:
  • prestigious wine production that boasts the Chianti DOCG mark (Controlled and Guaranteed Designation of Origin);
  • excursions through paths to visit Medici villas and castles, ancient farms that produce high-quality wines and olive oil (La Strada Dei Vini), churches, convents, and parish churches of old memory;
  • small and fascinating museums that keep alive the testimonies of the activities and traditions of the mountains and hills (Museum of the Vine and Wine);
  • fairs and village festivals that take place at various times of the year in honor of the typical products and traditions of this land;
  • naturalistic excursions for groups or private retreats. Walking through the quiet of the woods to reach waterfalls and springs, natural reserves such as that of Lake Falgano, capable of giving unique suggestions.
 

Castles in Tuscany: living among historic walls without sacrificing luxury

    Various historical testimonies date back to the 9th century BC, with Etruscan and Roman remains. Other evidence comes from the Middle Ages and then again from the Renaissance, which confirms settlements of monks' convents. Subsequently, the area saw a demographic expansion with the construction of farms and manor houses. Still clearly visible are the evidence of ancient architecture, such as the 11th-century Torre di Monte Bonello and its tiny village. Other testimonies come from several churches, such as the Church of Santo Stefano in Castiglioni, which displays a 14th-century pictorial table; the Church of Santa Maria a Falgano, with a gabled façade with a single entrance portal surmounted by a small eye. Also valuable is the Church of Santa Maria del Carmine ai Fossi, of medieval origin, located along the ancient mule track that connected the two different contiguous areas of the Casentino and Val di Sieve.

A castle for sale in Tuscany near Florence

  Logistics. The property is just a few kilometers from the nearest towns of Rufina town and Pontassieve with all the services(schools, hospitals, centers of worship, sports facilities, libraries, shopping centers, etc.). You can reach these centers by convenient state roads that pass through beautiful natural landscapes that flank the Arno river up to the center of Florence, about 25 km away.   Distance from major centers and airports. Florence City Center: 25 km. Arezzo: 69 km Siena: 90 Km Lucca: 106 km Pisa: 114 km Bologna: 133 km Rome: 267 km Milan: 328 km   Amerigo Vespucci-Florence Airport: 32 km. Pisa International Airport: 109 km

Bologna International Airport: 130 km

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Eco-sustainable Farmhouse in the Tuscan hills.

The property is in Reggello, 30 km from Florence. It consists of a  former Convent transformed into a large farmhouse with the surrounding land. It dates back to the 14th century and is rich in history and tradition: a humble peasant farmhouse, then a hunting lodge of a noble Florentine family, then it became the Convent of the Sisters of Nevers, up to the present-day private residence. A profound renovation in 2011 has transformed this former convent into a real jewel of a farmhouse. It is the unique result of the union between the suggestive secular architectures combined with modern technologies, which make it today a property entirely devoted to Eco-sustainability:  
  • photovoltaic panels of 7 kw/h with the resale of surplus electricity produced to the National Energy System;
  • solar thermal panels for an average production of 500 liters of hot water for sanitary use, 
  • rainwater recovery tanks in cisterns total of 70 cubic meters, with complete autonomy for the irrigation of vegetables and gardens and for systems connected to toilets.
  • Bio-pool with a natural Phyto-purification system.

Buy a Convent in Tuscany near Florence

The Convent is today a Farmhouse.

The structural parts have undergone a conservative renovation and they come with a ventilated roof for effective hot/cold insulation and Tuscan stone facades waterproofed with resin. The internal surface of the main building is 434 square meters and spreads over 3 levels.   Ground floor: It has two separate entrances on different sides. On the one hand, you have access to :
  • 1 large living area with fireplace and bookcase in solid chestnut;
  • 1 dining area with bar and pizza oven;
  • 1 large kitchen, perfectly equipped to meet the needs of large family groups with guests and for events;
  • 1 toilet service
. the other side leads to a private area, structured like a mini apartment (28 square meters) with a kitchenette, double bedroom, bathroom, and small terrace with access to the outside.   First floor: The spaces can accommodate large family groups and guests:
  • 1 suite of 35 square meters (a real independent apartment );
  • 5 double bedrooms, each with shower and toilet;
  • 2 service bathrooms.
  In the basement, at the garden level, there is the Wellness Area which includes:
  • relax area
  • fitness area
  • sauna
  • panoramic whirlpool tub.
The renovation has been made with quality materials: floors in sandblasted porcelain stoneware in a wood-like style, fire-resistant solid chestnut doors, pipes, and high-level thermo-sanitary systems.  

Farmhouse in Tuscany with a Bio-Pool Eco-Sustainable: live in a dream.

  • The Bio-Swimming Pool: the surrounding land extends for 1740 square meters, arranged on several terraced levels and connected by comfortable stone stairs. Fruit trees and valuable trees surround a lovely swimming pool, designed with eco-sustainability in mind.  It is a Bio-Swimming Pool with water equipped with a natural Phyto-purification system, without chemicals or chlorine. In case, the pool easily converts into a chlorine or polyphosphate system. This whole area is set in a solarium, sheltered from the wind.

The property is on a hill at 470 meters above sea level.

  • The Climate: the southern exposure and the northern protection of the Pratomagno mountain relief make the climate of this place dry and mild in winter and cool in summer, caressed by a soft breeze.
  • The large terrace adjacent to the farmhouse allows for an incomparable view of the Valdarno valley and of the small villages scattered in the typically Tuscan countryside. The terrace was repaved with the recovery of the original stones. A technical solution allows rainwater to be channeled towards a single collection grid, so that the terrace becomes dry again in a short time, even in the event of thunderstorms and downpours.
  • A small bowling green comes in a secluded area in the garden.
  •  The Car parking is on 2 levels:  on the upper level for 4-5 cars, and on the lower level, it has an access ramp where it is possible to park another 3 cars.
 

Eco Farmhouses for sale in Tuscany, Italy: why invest in it

It meets the expectations of those looking for a property:
  • to be enjoyed all year round, ideal for the private use of large families and guests,
  • located outside the cities and in contact with nature;
  • in the hills with a favorable climate all year round;
  • with excellent logistics near Florence;
  • suitable for whoever thinks of relocating to Tuscany in search of a more relaxed and sustainable standard of living.
It is also a suitable structure for those wishing to organize a small reception activity in certain periods of the year, for a limited number of guests or the organization of a so-called "Educational Farm".  

A bit of history of the Farmhouse.

In the 14th century it was a humble peasant cottage: in its square yard wheat was threshed and in its large oven bread was baked for the families of the whole area. Then it became the hunting lodge of a noble Florentine family, later a Convent and a place of prayer for the Sisters of Nevers. Even today, visible traces of the convent chapel remain in one of the rooms. The surrounding nature is generous with sunsets and fairytale landscapes and an inspiring quiet. Here you can also breathe the centuries-old history of the places: the small villages of the Valdarno have been elected a Unesco world heritage site.  In the same area, there are famous destinations for sober "religious tourism", such as the famous Benedictine Abbey of Vallombrosa and the Casentino with the religious hermitages of La Verna and Camaldoli. A curiosity: this property also hides something "magical and mysterious", given by the singular phenomenon of an almond tree that flowers in January, when only for a few days the surrounding nature is covered with snow. This phenomenon comes from the particular microclimate that develops in this corner of the hill. Someone prefers to believe it happens because of the mystical and spiritual aura that permeates the place.

 

Logistics. 

The property is located in the Municipality of Reggello. The villa is in a privileged geographical position. It is located on the famous Strada dei Setteponti built in the Medici era to connect Florence with the southern areas of Tuscany towards Rome. The location is strategic for visiting Florence  25 km away only, the Chianti area, and the whole region. Services and transport are very efficient. The place is easily accessible by car a few kilometers from the A1 motorway (Firenze Sud or Firenze Incisa exit). It is a short distance from Reggello, Incisa, and Rignano sull' Arno, where all the services, shops, bus stations, and the railway station are.   Distance from major cities and airports.
  • Florence historic center: 25 km
  • Florence railway station: 20 km
  • Greve in Chianti: 25 km
  • Arezzo: 60 km
  • San Gimignano: 65 km
  • Siena: 80 km,
  • Pisa: 100 km
  • Lucca: 100 km
  • Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi: 100 km.
  • Pienza and Val d’Orcia Unesco sites: about 100 km
  • Rome: 250 km
  • Milan: 330 km
 
  • Florence airport: 30 km
  • Pisa airport: 100 km
  • Bologna airport: 135 km
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Enchanting Villa outside of Florence City Center

This unique Art Nouveau Villa is just outside the ancient walls of Florence. The villa is located on a hill, from where you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the historic center. This place is one of the most exclusive residential areas of Florence. The Villa is independent. It was built between the 19th and 20th centuries. In 2013 the villa was refurbished with high-quality materials and systems of the latest generation.   The Villa has arranged over 4 levels (640 sqm in total). On the ground level, we find a bright living room, connected to the dining room with direct access. Also available is a bedroom with a large bathroom; The kitchen is reserved for service personnel with independent access. On the first floor: There is a master suite with study, a bedroom with double wardrobe room and a private bathroom with access to a panoramic terrace; 2 large bedrooms, with bathrooms and wardrobe rooms. Attic floor: there is a bar area with direct access to an additional terrace, a room for gym use, and a fully-equipped spa area. Basement: cellar, laundry room, large closet and technical rooms, service apartment. The covered area is 845 square meters (including the basement and attic).  

Why choose a villa outside of Florence's old town

Complete the property a dependence (61 sqm) used as a garage for two large cars and technical rooms. On the top of the outbuilding, there is a paved terrace from where you can enjoy a unique panorama of Florence. The whole property is surrounded by a large Italian garden (6,000 sqm). The saltwater swimming pool is attached. [post_title] => Art Nouveau Villa Outside The Ancient Walls of The City, Florence [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => art-nouveau-villa-outside-the-ancient-walls-florence [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2022-03-15 12:15:54 [post_modified_gmt] => 2022-03-15 11:15:54 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://victoria-house.it/?post_type=estate_property&p=20846 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => estate_property [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) ) [post_count] => 6 [current_post] => -1 [before_loop] => 1 [in_the_loop] => [post] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 42656 [post_author] => 2 [post_date] => 2024-02-21 19:14:22 [post_date_gmt] => 2024-02-21 18:14:22 [post_content] =>

A Middle Age Loggia in the Old Town Florence.

Located in a building from the late fifteenth century and totally refurbished a few years ago , this cute lavish apartment includes a precious Loggia of the 15^ century origin,  recovered after accurate  historic researches. Now the Loggia, returned to its former glory, offers a magnificent view of the most prestigious buildings of Florence. Just take your seat and admire your own private spectacular view. The apartment  is in the core of the old town, in a pedestrian area in between Santa Croce, Signoria Square and Lungarni. Set on the third floor, the apartment has an excellent exposition and enjoys much light coming in.       

Renaissance  Tuscan style  with the best of the modern comfort's technologies.

It is divided in two main areas . The living part comprises an amazing wide living area which opens onto the wonderful loggia. High ceilings and a majestic solid wood library  separate this part from the adjacent dining and cooking area with a prestigious Italian branded kitchen. The sleeping area comes with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The master bedroom is like a an whole suite, as it includes a private bathroom and adjacent walk-in wardrobe, directly accessible (provided with much vertical storage space)  The refurbishment is a rare example of much care, in keeping with the Florentine style a:
  • Exposed wooden beams on the ceilings.
  • Terracotta Flooring from Siena, was made by traditional methods, by hand and wood fired.
  • Bathroom Travertine is from Siena, and cut to specifications. 
  • Custom shower trays and book matched wall and wainscoting tiles by Vaselli.
  • Door and Windows are traditional Chestnut Wood. Windows have screens.
  • All the appliances are Miele, built in refrigerator/freezer, oven/microwave combination oven, gas stove top, dishwasher and wash/dry laundry machine.
  • Light fixtures are Lasvit production.:
  • Neverending Glory collection and Flos Pochette Wall Sconces.
Being under the roof , the apartment enjoys more light creeping in through a couple of skylights automatically driven. Rare indeed to meet  anything so accurate and with such high quality features!        The apartment shows this unique  Renaissance  tuscan flair  combined with the best of the modern comfort's technologies.
  • A dual heating systems, one the hot water boiler system (on gas) with radiators and the units in the main rooms are not only AC, but heating as well, electric. It’s a good way to conserve based on utility costs.
  • Boiler/ water pump  with filters and storage tank:  the water storage tank is 300 liters and it's made in stainless steel.  
  • A functional closet provided with a laundry machine and more storage page.
Great care and focus on the electrical systems:
  • Lighting in all closets.
  • Dual switches of lights in and out of rooms.
  • USB ports.
  • Electric heater on the loggia.
  • Alarm system.
  • Automatic main building circuit breaker reset if the power goes out momentarily 
 

Apartment with Historic Style in the Old Town Florence.

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