A handsome historic building to restore in a panoramic location.
Sitting on the crest of a Tuscan hill enjoying magnificent 360° views, a large imposing property, once a customs check point. Belonging to several important families over the centuries, the property now needs renovation.Overlooking the Sieve valley to one side and the Casentino mountains to the other, the original part of the building was a watch-tower dating back to the 14th Century. The main house still maintains some wonderful features from the various interventions over the centuries, notably a series of arched openings that have been closed up on the first floor. The Albizi family, (known for being rivals of the Medici), transformed the property from the official customs police headquarters into a home in the mid-1800s and reduced the dimensions of some of the rooms on the upper floors. Their family crest is still visible in several places.The chapel dedicated to the Virgin Mary is in poor condition and although the entire property has been re-roofed recently, it requires significant restoration. Mains water and electricity are present on site.The buildings are listed as an historic building and the entire property sits in an area of outstanding natural beauty.The land area includes arable fields and deciduous woodland.Energy Class N/A.
Pontassieve 6.5 km, Florence 28 km, Pisa 121 km and Bologna 134 km. All distances approximate.For more information on the precise location of the property and its surrounding area, please contact the listed Property Adviser.