Looking at Florence apartments for sale? A spacious 3 bedroom apartment and a 1 bedroom apartment on the first floor of a historic villa overlooking Florence Italy. Possible to easily join together and possible to make a further 2 bedrooms. Excellent investment opportunity.
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In an ideal location away from the city hustle and bustle but close enough to take advantage of its facilities and amenities and historic culture. On a hillside overlooking the historic city centre. The apartments offer a total of 450 square metres. Restored and in excellent condition with high frescoed ceilings, bright rooms and a beautiful internal courtyard. The property, currently made up of two separate apartments but easily connected, features a total of 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, with the possibility of converting part of the lofts into two additional bedrooms.
This present layout with two independent units makes the property very suitable as an investment: the two units could be rented out for an income. or you could also inhabit one of the apartments while renting the other one out.
Just 20 mins drive from the airport and 5-10 minutes from the historic sights in Florence.
The two apartments (450 sqm – 4,842 sqft in total) are located on the first floor of the historic villa, revolving around the central courtyard. Originally, the two units were connected by a door between the two kitchens. This hole has been walled up in recent times to create two independent apartments, but the stone frame is still there and opening back the wall is is an easy job if one is looking for a more spacious home.
From the condominium staircase, you reach the landing with the two entrance doors, one facing the other.
On the right-hand side of the landing is apartment A (320 sqm – 3,443 sqft, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Upon entering, is a beautiful reception hall with four doors and an exit onto the spacious main terrace.
On the right side, the first door leads into the kitchen with the dining room and terrace, while the second one leads into the first bedroom and one of the bathrooms.
On the left side, the doors lead into a cosy sitting room and a studio. From this last room, you then enter into two double bedrooms with a bathroom at the end of the corridor. The hallway overlooks the internal courtyard of the villa.
The apartment is in excellent condition with the typical finishes commonly found in the stately properties around Florence. The rooms are all very bright and have Tuscan terracotta tile flooring and feature beautifully frescoed ceilings with late Renaissance and Baroque decorations.
Back to the condominium landing, on the left is apartment B (130 sqm – 1,399 sqft, 1 bedroom and 2 bathrooms). A beautiful windowed corridor overlooking the central courtyard leads, in order, to the dining room and the kitchen (connected with each other) and, at the end, to the bedroom and the bathroom. A short staircase from the entrance leads up into the lofts, made up of spacious rooms that could be converted into two additional bedrooms with a small service bathroom.
The villa was already there in the 14th century, owned by the wealthy Antonio di Messer Nicolaio degli Alberti. The political turmoil in Florence, at the beginning of the 15th century, drove Alberti into exile and the house was then sold by the municipality to one Como di Bardo.
Thanks to powerful friendships and acquaintances, Alberti managed to take back his villa just a few years back and in the early 16th century, one of his descendants brought it as a dowry to Salvestro di Piero Cambi, whose family then kept the villa until 1627.
Passing through the hands of several notable Florentine families (Masetti, Cardini, Luti, Barone), the villa lost its Renaissant layout to become the building we can still see nowadays at the top of the hill.
The villa revolves around a typical central courtyard which is decorated with pietra serena arches and statues. Outside the villa, there are two gravelled areas that provide private car parking for the property.
The main terrace (40 sqm – 430 sqft) faces northeast and is ideal for relation, taking in the views and al fresco dining with a Florence backdrop. On the southwestern side, there is a second terrace, smaller than the first one but nonetheless suitable for outdoor relaxation.
- TYPE: Two apartments in a historic villa
- CONDITION: Restored
- LOCATION: Hilly, panoramic overlooking Florence
- MUNICIPALITY: Florence
- PROVINCE: Florence
- REGION: Tuscany
- INTERIORS: 450 square metres (4,842 square feet)
- TOTAL ROOMS: 12
- BEDROOMS: 4 (up to 6)
- BATHROOMS: 4
- MAIN FEATURES: Original terracotta floors, frescoed halls, large windows, terraces, windows overlooking the internal courtyard, private car parking
- LAND: No, but terraces
- GARDEN: No, but terraces
- ANNEXES: No
- ACCESS: Excellent
- SWIMMING POOL: No
- ELECTRICITY: Already connected
- WATER SUPPLY: Mains water
- TELEPHONE: Already connected
- ADSL: Yes
- GAS: Municipal network
- HEATING SYSTEM: Radiators + fan coils
- CLOSEST CITIES AND TOWNS Basic services (2km; 5’), Historic city centre of Florence (4km; 10’), San Gimignano (54km; 55’), Arezzo (70km; 50’), Siena (72km; 55’), Volterra (75km; 1h 10’), Lucca (89km; 1h), Montepulciano (103km; 1h 10’), Pisa (110km; 1h 10’), Montalcino (110km; 1h 30’)
- CLOSEST AIRPORTS Firenze Vespucci (29km; 20’), Pisa Galilei (89km; 1h 10’), Bologna Marconi (110km; 1h 10’), Perugia San Francesco (154km; 1h 40’), Roma Ciampino (281km; 2h 50’), Roma Fiumicino (296km; 2h 55’)
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