Historic 15th century villa on the hills of San Domenico in a panoramic position at 360 °. Elegant and prestigious independent villa of 680 sqm equipped with private garden of 1.200 sqm. A spectacular view towards Florence on one side and Fiesole on the other are the plus of this prestigious residence.
The villa is located in an extremely panoramic position, on the slopes of San Domenico, a prestigious hill that leads to Fiesole, in the area dotted with historic Florentine villas, in the shadow of tall and ancient cypress trees. The center of Florence and that of Fiesole can also be reached by bike with a pleasant walk.
Scenic and prestigious villa dating back to the 15th century. This villa was once an ancient convent, in fact the internal cloister with the portico and the covered terrace overlooking this are its main testimony. The entrance door that opens onto the covered porch on the ground floor leads us into an enchanted garden, the internal cloister open towards the blue of the sky, a splendid internal garden, through which you enter the main entrance of the villa. A step back in time is the first sensation that is savored once you enter the entrance door. A first sitting room is a passageway to two very large living rooms which are enriched by French windows overlooking the private garden and from which you can admire the enchanting landscape of the hill below and of Florence not far away with its monuments. The large dining room is embellished with an antique fireplace and is directly connected to the kitchen. On the first floor a large hallway separates the main sleeping area from the other where there are other bedrooms. The strictly manor area consists of a very large study that leads to the large double bedroom, the two windows look directly towards Florence, two bathrooms complete this first part of the master. The other bedrooms are all double, exactly 5 and each has a wolk-in wardrobe inside, 3 bathrooms complete this part of the sleeping area. On this floor we also find a large terrace of about 60 square meters that directly overlooks the internal cloister of the ground floor.
At the top of the villa we find the altana, a large room with large panoramic windows at 360 ° and even higher, on top of the altana, the sun terrace with a breathtaking view to 360 ° over the surrounding landscape. The large cellars that can be reached easily with an internal staircase include various rooms, the boiler room and a large room with a vaulted ceiling that once formed the convent's kitchens.
The garden of 1.200 mq stretches out at the foot of the villa. A large and comfortable double garage, as well as a large tool room complete this property.
Condition and finishes
The villa is in good maintenance condition as it is the subject of continuous minor maintenance work carried out over the years. However modernization work especially on bathrooms and kitchens made more than 40 years would be necessary to make the villa more in line with current styles and tastes. The ancient terracotta floors are one of the pluses of this villa if you still want to keep the typical characteristics of the building alive.
Villa subject to the bond of the fine arts.
The garden is a pleasant green space for this villa, also satisfying the view thanks to its position facing the city of Florence with its monuments. The inner courtyard can be used for parties with friends or evenings outdoors in cooler evenings, thanks to the protection offered by the villa.
Potential for use
the villa lends itself perfectly as a private residence of great representation for those who want to enjoy the tranquility of the hill, remaining a short distance from the city and from services.