ITALY, TUSCANY, FLORENCE, IMPRUNETA
This traditional stone villa is situated in the hills around Florence, just 10km from the historic centre. It is in the municipality of Impruneta in an area that is protected from development and maintains its pristine landscape, virtually unchanged since the Renaissance.
The property consists of a main house of approximately 570 square metres which consists of:
Ground floor: an entrance hall, double living room with fireplace and access to the panoramic garden, large dining room, large kitchen diner and powder room;
First floor: a master bedroom with ensuite bathroom, large closets and access to its own terrace, another bedroom with ensuite bathroom, 2 further bedrooms and bathroom;
Independent staff/guest apartment which can be connected to the main house on the first floor, with living room, kitchen, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms;
In the basement, there is a laundry room and ancient cellar.
The house is in excellent condition and the original thirteenth century materials have been carefully preserved in such features as vaulted ceilings and giant ceiling beams, architectural details such as niches and pietra serena (local grey stone) door frames and fireplaces, and cotto tile floors.
The property also includes a functioning wine-making room fully equipped for wine production, a garage, large storage room, equipment sheds and outlying rooms, a traditional two-storey fienile or barn.
A loggia and a patio complete the picturesque ambience of this property.
The land measures 10 hectares, half of which is cultivated with age-old agricultural crops: olive trees and vineyards.
The rest of the land consists of a fenced-in forest of pine, ilex and oak, with the exclusive right to post for 'No Hunting'.
On the south west side of the house, large arched doors open from the living rooms onto a panoramic terrace with a good sized lawn, flower beds and vine pergola and a magnificent view of historic Renaissance villas among vineyards and cypress trees along the skyline.
* character property
* wine production