5 bedroom villa for sale
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- 486m2 of floor space
- Panoramic view
- Gite Income Potential
The Villa is set high on the hill of Careggi, in an exclusive and attractive setting.
It's accessed by a single gate that borders a large private property where there are about thirty villas all characterised by the ancient Florentine love of stone and modern contemporary tastes.
The access road passes through a large forest full of trails and trees, abundant with wildlife such as deer, roe deer, hares, pheasants and porcupines. There is an additional gate before arriving at the property, surrounded by green plants and trees behind which one can see the stone walls of the villa.
The garden to the house is shaped like a horseshoe, and is raised above the street level by about 2-3 metres and the enclosed property is surrounded by tall laurel trees that afford ample privacy. There is a beautiful escarpment of evergreens and roses at the entrance and to one side a large stone garage that can accommodate two cars. The other side drops down to a garden planted with olive trees and fruit trees, with water tanks and a basement with attached boiler room.
Around the house there are plants of rosemary, sage, thyme, roses and a long stretch of fragrant lavender. Immediately in front, in a secluded area there is a Jacuzzi tub that can accommodate up to 5 people, with a sunbathing area and chaise longue, two spectacular planters with giant agaves and a wall of jasmine.
Other areas of the garden include night lights on planters, grass and olive trees, lights twinkling all around the house, relaxation area,escarpments of evergreen plants, with strawberry, pomegranate flowers. ...
Inside the property is equally impressive- there is a modernity of strong bold colours(black white and grey) and the spaces are large and airy, the windows that open onto a garden of green emerald without interruption between the internal and external ... and then the views of all of Florence its warm colours and its Renaissance history.
The villa consists of an entrance hall leading onto a living room of more than 100 metres containing a corner fireplace (with a large modern circular fireplace with feature hood hat magician), sitting and dining room connected to a kitchen (white marble), a dining room / Ironing with utility room and a guest bathroom (Venetian stucco coral colour).
The light pours in through a large bay windows overlooking the garden, beyond which, as in a picture, there is a broad glimpse of Florence; other window views are of a winter garden enclosed in a hexagon around a patio glass door, around which develops across the hall.
The floors throughout the house are dark brown wenge parquet, parquet panga panga nailed and grey resin; for the exterior instead of stone and cotto.
A separate wing leads to the bedrooms, all with air conditioning;
From the master bedroom there is direct access to the garden through a glass door and a large bathroom with Bisazza mosaic black and gold with a long shelf of black granite on which tower two large basins with square sides and a double whirlpool tub with waterfall shower and turkish bath (Jacuzzi).
The bedroom area includel a large dressing room (or bedroom) with wall cupboards and a full mirror and a further bedroom / study and bathroom with shower in pink marble from Portugal.
The hall reaches to the top of the house where the roof terrace gives way to the immense multi-level, fully renovated in 2011 and paved in cotto.
On this floor there is a large landing which gives access to a huge room (air conditioned) of about 30 m2 with adjoining dressing room. From this room there is access to a covered patio with wicker furniture. The bathroom is a particular angle that, in spite of its small sizes, is proud to be one of the pearls of the house. The Bisazza mosaic along with a mirrored wall creates a strong feeling of continuity with its colours with shades of gold is warm and enveloping.
Through a long hallway with a wall of wardrobes, to the right of the front door, is access to the lower part of the villa which is located in the basement.
Here is the leisure area: large living room, game room with wine cellar for wine, billiards and poker corner. On this floor there is also a guest room with walk-in wardrobe and bathroom with shower and a storage room.
With separate access, but still inside the house there is a laundry room and an apartment of about 60 square metres - entrance hall,cupboard, open plan kitchenette, large bedroom, bath with shower, living room and two outdoor areas fully equipped.
The house of 5.232 sqft. comes with a vegetable garden and double garage spaces - dates back to the eighties and has been entirely renovated in 2005 - the bathrooms have been redone, the floors, the roof, the terrace (2011) and the lighting and heating that was oil is now GPL, with 2 added tanks connected to the irrigation system in the garden.
- Peretola (International), 6.5 miles
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- Borgo Panigale (International), 85.4 miles
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