Villa / Property
In the hamlet of Mosciano, that nestles in one of the loveliest hills of Tuscany, just 6km (3,5 miles) from the city centre of Florence, a stunning fifteenth century country Villa covering approximately 1,050 sq. mt. / 11,300 sq. ft. plus two farmhouses and outbuildings, with swimming pool and tennis court.
This exclusive Estate, in a majestic position, boasts views of the city and valley with open vistas towards the hills of Fiesole and Monte Morello.
The main Villa dates back to 1400 and the original section is the "tower house" onto which additional buildings were added throughout the fifteenth century. A charming small chapel built in more recent times integrates the whole property that is framed by luxuriant vegetation of cypress and olive trees, as well as the ancient, valuable terracotta urns that house lush, fragrant lemon trees.
The residence has been wonderfully restored and great attention has been paid to every detail. It has maintained the original period features, such as the pietra serena stone lintels, locally made terracotta tiled floors, stunning antique coffered wooden ceilings yet has completely adapted to modern housing necessities, including a burglar alarm; two water supplies one from the artesian well and the other from the aqueduct; natural gas heating; satellite; automated garden sprinklers and external night lighting.
The Villa offers a surface area of circa 830 sq. mt. / 8,900 sq. ft. and is arranged on two levels, as well as a medieval turret. Possibility to install a lift. Stunning reception rooms with exquisite stone fireplace and beautiful period coffered wood ceilings boasting significant 6 mt. (20 ft.) heights. The sale includes prestigious antique furniture and rare and valuable carpets. The house is very bright and features enviable south-east exposure.
Staff or guest quarters adjoin the Villa, spread over 223 sq. mt. / 2,400 sq. ft., and offer a private entrance and a pleasant 40 sq. mt. (430 sq. ft.) terrace. A limonaia (lemon-house) together with another stone outbuilding can be used for storage or could be usefully utilised as a double garage.
The two farmhouses located below the main Villa offer surface areas of 232 sq.m./2,500 sq. ft. and 243 sq.m./2,615 sq. ft., excluding their characteristic loggias. These two-level buildings have both been recently renovated, enjoy independent access and boast private gardens.
Paths from the main villa and two farmhouses lead to a recently built 6x12 m swimming pool and tennis court, both set amidst verdant olive groves and come with full bathrooms and changing facilities.
The main Villa is surrounded by circa 12,5 hectares of land, planted with 10h. of olive trees, 1,9 h. of vines, and the remaining 6,000mq is made up of woodland, sowable fields and gardens. Production of the fine quality olive oil from the circa 1,400 trees is currently off site in a local cooperative and produces circa 20/30 quintals. The wine is produced on-site which provide appreciable quantities of excellent wine (circa 50 quintals of wine). The wine was originally registered with the “Consorzio dei Colli Fiorentini “ with the DOC denomination; this could easily be reinstated by the future owner of the Estate if so desired. There is an 144 sq. mt. / 1,550 sq. ft. agricultural outbuilding and cellars, that are complete with ancient oak barrels and terracotta urns; all are fully functional.
Access to the Villa is from a short suggestive rough driveway, adjacent to the picturesque main road and with its convenient position, one can easily and quickly reach all the major access roads including the A1 Milan-Rome motorway and the Firenze-Livorno and the Firenze-Siena dual carriageways.
This is a property that offers a prestigious private living. It would also be ideal as a luxurious boutique hotel.