Prestigious apartment in a historic villa on the hillside leading up to Fiesole, one of the most beautiful hills in Tuscany. It leans on the back side of the Church of San Domenico and it is situated in the area where the most important families of Florence built their residences over the centuries.
The villa is surrounded by olive trees and cypresses and it used to belong to the Queen Helen of Romania. It offers a breathtaking view over Florence, which is only a few km away.
The property is reachable through the asphalted road leading to Fiesole. Description of the buildings
The apartment extends over a surface area of 505.80 square metres and is laid out on four staggered levels.
The ground floor is divided into two separate areas and has an l-shape with beautiful view and exclusive access to the garden. On one side there are two living rooms, kitchen with dining area, ironing lab, bedroom, bathroom and laundry. The hallway leads to the cellar and technical rooms. On the other side, but still on the same level, there is hallway, kitchen, dining room equipped with serving hatch and toilet. On the raised ground floor there is a long corridor leading to the two bedrooms, bathroom, master bedroom with dressing room and ensuite bathroom.
Descending some steps, we find a small apartment with independent entrance from the garden with kitchen, dining area, two bedrooms and bathroom.
The exclusive garden is enriched with a pergola with large table and completely restored lemon house. The property includes a private parking area and large commonal park. State and finishes
The villa was built in the 1400 and it used to belong to important families of the Florentine nobility. It was restored at the beginning of the 20th century and since 1933 has been residence of the Queen Elena of Romania for over thirty years. In that period the villa reached the height of its splendor.
The apartment is currently uninhabited und it needs some work. Inside there are still old fireplaces, terracotta and parquet floorings, ceilings with exposed beams and vaults with exposed terracotta tiles. External areas
The property includes an Italian garden in exclusive use of 877 square metres (9440 square feet), which was recreated at the Queen Helen of Romania’s will. Here there are ornamental plants, a lemon house, a characteristic fountain and some sculptures, as well as a winter garden, a lemon greenhouse and the paved pergola of 45 sqm.
The garden in joint ownership with small outbuildings has a surface area of 32,280 square metres. Use and potential uses
The property can be used as a luxury private residence or as representative residence.
It is possible to divide the apartment into two independent units.
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