Roughly 150 m from Piazza del Duomo in Florence, on the fourth floor of a recently restored Renaissance palazzo, 140-sqm penthouse with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, balcony and a gallery with a direct view of the Cathedral. The apartment is reached via a virtually independent staircase which provides further privacy. The property is currently under renovation and the buyer is given the freedom of choosing the finishes he/she prefers, which can be seen on a catalogue on site.
The main door of the apartment opens up into a spacious and bright living hall with an open space kitchen and dining area. From here, a staircase leads up into a nice gallery whose windows overlook the Cathedral of Florence. Back on the main floor, two doors on the opposite sides of the room lead into the bedrooms each with an en-suite bathroom. One of the two rooms also features a small balcony (2 sqm) and a large storage room that could be used as a walk-in closet and/or children’s bedroom.
The building is the typical Florentine palazzo: the main façades, along Via dei Servi and Via Bufalini, are laid over four floors. The lower one features the light ashlar (bugnato) commonly found in many palazzos dating back to the 14th and 15th centuries. A string course marks the lower edge of the second floor, sporting gabled windows (both triangular and half-circular) and well-visible cornerstones in contrast with the white plastered façade. A second course marks the third floor, identical in style to the one below it, which then goes on to the roof without further divisions.
TYPE: penthouse with balcony and view of the Cathedral
CONDITION: under renovation
LOCATION: historic center, 150 m from Piazza del Duomo
INTERIORS: 140 square metres (1,506 square feet)
TOTAL ROOMS: 4
MAIN FEATURES: historic palazzo, gabled windows, stone walls, ashlar, historic boutiques on the ground floor, parquet and gres flooring, plaster mouldings, ample windows, balcony, air conditioning, luxury finishes, vaulted ceilings, wooden beams, internal courtyard, alarm system, reinforced doors
GARDEN: no, but a balcony
SWIMMING POOL: no
ELECTRICITY: already connected
WATER SUPPLY: mains water
TELEPHONE: already connected
GAS: municipal network
HEATING SYSTEM: underfloor + air conditioning
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