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City Centre Fixer Upper
PALAZZO GRIFONI - For Sale
Bedrooms 10 Bathrooms 10 Living Area 520 m² Heating Radiators Property View of the Duomo and the Spitale degli Innocenti, remains of frescoes, parquet floors, original stone fireplaces, monumental staircase with iron columns and balustrades, mouldings, coloured glass skylight
Not your usual city centre fixer-upper. Large Florence Tuscany penthouse that could be a unique luxury home or fabulous boutique holiday accommodation. In good condition but needs some modernization. Superb location.
Florence Tuscany Property
Superbly located in Piazza della Santissima Annunziata in the centre of Florence and just a stone’s throw from Piazza del Duomo and Piazza della Signoria is this prestigious and spacious 520 sqm penthouse on the third floor of Palazzo Budini Gattai. The unit is in good condition but needs some modernization but could comfortably accommodate up to 10 bedrooms with bathrooms for the creation of a luxury boutique hotel catering to the burgeoning tourist market or an exclusive private apartment in the heart of this historic city.
The penthouse is located on the third floor of Palazzo Budini Gattai, located in Piazza della Santissima Annunziata and has a surface area of 520 square metres with 15 rooms, all accessible independently, which are not currently used but which could easily be converted into reception rooms and/or bedrooms with bathrooms.
The building, in good condition, still has some of the original finishes including the remains of the frescoes visible in some sections of the wall. Of particular value is the large polychrome glass skylight located in the centre of the building.
The land on which the building stands originally belonged to the order of the Servants of Mary, who used it as a place for the celebration of the Rificolona feast. In 1464 the prior of Florence ordered the sale of part of the land for the construction of buildings: the buyer, Puccio Pucci, won the land but only had a small house built there. The order of the Servants of Mary, noting that the pacts for the construction had been ignored, took possession of the land and rented the house. It was only in 1549 that Ugolino di Jacopo Grifoni, secretary of Cosimo I de ‘Medici, bought the house with the idea of demolishing it and building his own palace over it.
Thanks to its central location in the centre of Florence in Piazza della Santissima Annunziata gives easy access to reach the most important attractions and monuments of the city in a very short time on foot. In order of distance are the Palazzo Medici (500 m; 5 ‘) and the adjacent Basilica of San Lorenzo decorated by Michelangelo and Brunelleschi (500 m; 5’), Piazza della Signoria (1.0 km; 10 ‘), the museum degli Uffizi (1.1 km; 10 ‘), the Basilica of Santa Croce with the tombs of the great Italian poets and artists (1.1 km; 10’), the splendid Ponte Vecchio (1.2 km; 15 ‘), the basilica of Santa Maria Novella (1.2 km; 15 ‘) next to the central station, the mighty Medici Fortezza da Basso (1.2 km; 15’), the imposing Palazzo Pitti (1.7 km; 20 ‘) , the Basilica of Santo Spirito (1.8 km; 20 ‘) and finally the splendid panoramic point of Piazzale Michelangelo (2.4 km; 25’).
The numerous shops, restaurants, bars, cafes and prestigious boutiques of Florence can also be easily reached on foot in just a few minutes.
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