In the historic center of Florence, two steps from the Basilica of Santa Croce, we find this beautiful 340-sqm 5-bedroom design apartment. Recently restored in modern style and enriched with luxury finishes, the apartment features a total of 5 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms, with a small unit that could be made independent for keepers and/or guests. The property is then completed by an ample garage (roughly 70 sqm) and a private garden (225 sqm) with an 11 × 3 m swimming pool.
Easily reached by car, the apartment grants quick access to all the services available in the historic center of Florence and also allows easily moving throughout Tuscany visiting its most renowned and interesting cities (San Casciano Val di Pesa, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, Siena, Pisa, Pienza…).
Florence’s airport is just 20’ away by car (10 km) but the terminals of Bologna, Pisa, Rome and Milan are equally convenient and easy to reach.
DESCRIPTION OF THE APARTMENT
This incredible design apartment (340 sqm) is located along a famous road of the historic center of Florence and is accessed from both the garage and the condo entrance hallway.
The manorial residence features a beautiful living area made up of a hall with fireplace, dining room, modern kitchen and guest bathroom. Still on the ground floor one can then find a wonderful master bedroom enriched by a private wellness center with bathroom, whirlwind tub and sauna, and a walk-in closet with a second bathroom. The night zone is then completed by a second bedroom and another bathroom.
From the living room a peculiar winding staircase leads to the upper floor where one can find two more bedrooms, each fitted with its own private bathroom.
The garage (70 sqm – 753 sqft, capable of accommodating two cars), while also leading inside the apartment itself, also grants access to the laundry room and a cellar to store wines.
From the condominium entrance hallway, one can also enter a (potentially independent) smaller unit made up of living room with cooking corner, double bedroom and bathroom. This is the ideal residence for a keeper or a private accommodation for guests and is nonetheless connected to the main apartment with a corridor.
On the rear, the house is enriched by a well-maintained 225-sqm garden, partially paved and covered by a loggia, ideal for al fresco dining with friends and relatives. Peculiar element in the historic center of Florence, the apartment features a beautiful 11 × 3 m swimming pool.
STATE AND FINISHES
The apartment, located inside an 17th-century palazzo, has been recently restored in modern style. It was decided to merge the classical features of the building (wooden beams, pietra serena decorations…) with typically contemporary elements and finishes, with simple but never boring lines. The main color, a classic of modern-styled house, is white: other than making the rooms look much larger, this color also allows light to easily diffuse throughout the building making the rooms very bright.
The floors of the residential areas are paved in Carrara marble and parquet, while the garage’s floor is covered in colored resin.
WHAT TO SEE IN FLORENCE
The apartment, thanks to its central position in the heart of Florence, allows reaching many of the most interesting landmarks in the city on foot. Ranked by distance these are the Basilica of Santa Croce with the tombs of many Italian artists (170 m; 2’), Piazza della Signoria (1.0 km; 10’), Piazza del Duomo with its incredible cathedral (1.2 km; 15’), the Uffizi Gallery (1.2 km; 10’), Palazzo Medici (1.3 km; 15’) and the adjacent Basilica di San Lorenzo decorated by Michelangelo and Brunelleschi (1.3 km; 15’), the beautiful and unique Ponte Vecchio (1.3 km; 15’), the impressive Palazzo Pitti (1.7 km; 20’), the church of Santa Maria Novella (1.8 km; 20’) next to the central station, the church of Santo Spirito in Oltrarno (1.8 km; 20’), the unique and wonderful panoramic terrace of Piazzale Michelangelo (1.9 km; 20’) and finally the imposing Medicean Fortezza da Basso (2.1 km; 20’).
What’s more, the many shops and boutiques in the historic center of Florence can be easily reached in a few minutes’ walk.