Luxury Abode in Italy: Distinguished Style and Timeless Tradition Embodied in Tuscan Villa
This captivating luxury Tuscan property for sale perfectly embodies the enduring charm and magnetism of Italy. It is a must-see property for discerning buyers who are seeking an exceptional home that is characterized by relaxed elegance, comfort and serenity.
Situated in the picturesque Tuscan countryside just outside Florence, this stunning villa sits in a spellbinding setting that offers the perfect combination of seclusion and convenience. Poised majestically in a privileged prominent setting, the villa is completely private yet is located just 15 minutes’ drive from the centre of the historic city of Florence. Thanks to its elevated vantage point, the impressive property commands an expansive panoramic view across the immensely beautiful Tuscan landscape.
Private Villa Steeped in History
Offering the perfect balance between luxury and tradition, the villa padronale (main residence) is part of a small estate that also features two guest houses, fragrant olive groves, manicured gardens, and an infinity pool that offers open vistas of the magnificent surrounding countryside.
The villa padronale has a long and esteemed history. Believed to have originally been constructed as a Ghibelline watchtower in the 12th century, the building was converted into a residence during the 17th century. The current owner, an architect, painstakingly restored it to its former glory in the 1970s to create a spellbinding home that combines modern luxury with the traditional panache, elegance, and discreet refinement of the much sought-after Tuscan lifestyle.
Traditional Architectural Features and Contemporary Luxuries
The mesmerizing villa offers the perfect fusion of traditional architectural features and contemporary luxuries, quality materials and impressive amenities. Steeped in history, grace and timeless elegance, the end result is a unique home that is charming, alluring, and unforgettable.
Covering a total area of 450m², this exquisitely appointed family home spans three floors of elegant congruence and liveability. In addition to the main house, the connected cantina and limonaia (lemon house) offer an additional 300m² of space.
The ground floor of the villa padronale houses the dining room, kitchen, pantry and a breathtaking open-plan living room. The living room is brightly lit by the natural light that streams through the vast window, perfectly framing the hypnotic views of the property’s gardens and the unspoiled vistas that lie beyond.
The property’s first floor can be accessed via the charming hand-carved stone staircase or by an elevator that is discretely hidden in the original column of the stairwell. The main villa contains six bedrooms, five of which are ensuite. The stunning master bedroom spans three levels and is partly situated in the distinctive watchtower, allowing it to benefit from far-reaching views of the spectacular Tuscan countryside.
The lower ground floor is split into four discrete areas, each of which is framed by a traditional arched stone entranceway. The current owner uses these spaces as a wine and olive oil cellar, laundry and utility room, and for storage purposes, but each of the inviting areas offers significant potential for a wide range of different uses, including cinema room, gym, spa, office, or library.
The first of the two guest houses is a restored stone barn that features 135m² of radiant living space, consisting of three bedrooms, a kitchen, and lounge, that spans two floors. As with the main house, the barn has been tastefully renovated to a high standard and offers an alluring harmony of Old World charm and contemporary flair.
Situated in a discrete and serene corner of the estate, the second guest house is a haven of luxurious tranquillity. This charming cottage consists of a single floor that houses an open plan living area, which is brightly lit with the natural Tuscan sunlight. It features a kitchen, a lounge-diner, a spacious master bedroom, and two bathrooms. Outside, there is a fabulous covered patio that offers amazing views.
The entire estate covers a total area of 1.7 hectares, one hectare of which is an established olive grove. The remaining outdoor areas consist of gardens, outdoor leisure and entertainment spaces, and parking areas. Surrounded by scenic splendour, there are copious amounts of dining, entertaining and relaxing facilities throughout the estate, which also comes complete with a wonderful garden, inviting pool, and attractive porch.
Embodying the spirit of fine Tuscan living, this breathtaking villa for sale near Florence is truly a slice of paradise. This really is a dream opportunity that should not be missed.
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