A marvellous restoration project steeped in history.
A fascinating and elegant 18th century villa requiring total restoration with enormous potential to create a unique private residence, a boutique hotel or an alternative commercial venture, just a stones throw from Florence airport.This is one of the few genuine villas left in Florence that carry a rich history and form part of a unique cultural and artistic legacy. In 1735 Marchese Carlo Ginori founded the first porcelain factory in this villa, with its kilns fuelled by the forests behind the property on Monte Morello. In 1740, the monopoly on the production fell to Austria. In 1896 Ginori joined with Richard from Milan. As a point of interest Gio Ponti was the art director from 1923 to 1930 but in 1950 the factory was moved to a new site and the family business was eventually purchased by Gucci in 2013.The main villa with it's fabulous twin Limonaias perched above the villa in the rear formal gardens, a chapel, an exceptional winter garden, an baroque pool and several apartments and magazines housed in the stables, constitute approximately 3700 sqm of property to develop. Whilst the property requires total restoration the wonderfully grand atmosphere emanates throughout the house. There are golorious ceilings, original floors and a genuine layout with many original details and features in tact. Not to mention the intricate web of service corridors and staircases.Its location is optimal for those wishing to create a commercial enterprise with Florence airport a short distance away and the city centre a 20 minute drive.Energy Class N/A
Please note all distances and measurements are approximate and for security reasons, are not representative of the exact location of the property. For more information on the precise location of the property and its surrounding area, please contact the listed Property Adviser.