• For Sale
  • USD 2,129,032 
  • Build Size: 2,152 ft2
  • Property Type: Apartment
  • Bedroom: 2
  • Bathroom: 3
In the historic center of Florence, literally two steps from Piazza del Duomo, stunning 200-sqm apartment on the piano nobile of a historic palazzo owned in the 16th century by the famous Florentine architect Bernardo Buontalenti. The apartment has been finely restored and many of the original features have been preserved intact.A beautifully frescoed hall at the center of the apartment was in the past the library of the palazzo. This is one of the only two properties on the road to feature a balcony overlooking the cathedral and its dome.
The historic center of Florence, with its boutiques and shops, offers all the necessary services, easily reached even on foot. Other cities of Tuscany (San Casciano in Val di Pesa, Greve in Chianti, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, Siena, Lucca, Pisa…) can all be reached in less than two hours by car. Florence’s airport (10km; 20’) is the closest one, but the terminals in Bologna, Pisa, Rome and Milan are very convenient as well.

The apartment (200 sqm – 2,152 sqft, 2 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms) is located on the piano nobile of Palazzo Buontalenti and can be reached both via a staircase and an elevator. The house is made up of entry, reception hall (formerly the library of the palazzo) with dining area and windows overlooking the first internal courtyard, kitchen connected to a second hall overlooking (with two windows) Via dei Servi, wardrobe and laundry, guest bathroom and two bedrooms with en-suite bathroom. One of the bedrooms exit onto balcony over the road offering a stunning view of the Cathedral, while the other overlooks the second internal courtyard that offers quiet and privacy.

The apartment is located at the piano nobile of one of the houses that belonged in the past to the architect Bernardo Buontalenti (1531 – 1608) who, however, never lived in this property himself. The current look of the building can be traced to a restoration of the early 18th century based on a project by Pietro Paolo Giovannozzi (1658 – 1734), architect and engineer working for the Capitani di Parte Guelfa.
The building is still based on a late-Renaissance template, but one can easily see the reworked features added in the 18th century. The ground floor features two huge entrance doorways with an ashlar frame and six more openings currently occupied by boutiques and shops. On the piano nobile there are several other windows, all framed in stone, and two balconies. Moving up, the uppermost floors feature the same type of windows but they become simpler and simpler the further they are from the ground.

Inside, the apartment was recently restored and the beautiful finishes have been highlighted. The former library of the palazzo (nowadays a stunning reception hall), in particular, boasts frescoed walls that closely resemble the interiors of a classical building with columns, half-columns, bass-reliefs and vaulted ceilings with painted coffered ceilings. The door frames, the only really tridimensional element, harmonically merge with the nearby faux architectures.
The floorings of the apartment are covered in parquet, both in the living and sleeping area. The other rooms feature painted vaulted ceilings, decorated wooden beams, coffers painted with floral motives and wooden decorations. Moldings running throughout the halls also double as supports for a led lighting system. The air conditioning system covers the whole apartment, as well as a very effective wifi network.

The apartment, thanks to its central position in the heart of Florence along Via dei Servi, allows reaching many of the most interesting landmarks in the city on foot. Ranked by distance these are Piazza del Duomo with its incredible cathedral (150 m; 2’), Palazzo Medici (300 m; 4’) and the adjacent Basilica di San Lorenzo decorated by Michelangelo and Brunelleschi (380m; 4’), Piazza della Signoria (750 m; 10’), the church of Santa Croce with the tombs of many Italian artists (850 m; 10’), the church of Santa Maria Novella (900 m; 10’) next to the central station, the beautiful and unique Ponte Vecchio (1.0 km; 12’), the Uffizi Gallery (1.0 km; 13’), the imposing Medicean Fortezza da Basso (1.2 km; 12’), the impressive Palazzo Pitti (1.4 km; 15’), the church of Santo Spirito in Oltrarno (1.5 km; 15’) and finally the unique and wonderful panoramic terrace of Piazzale Michelangelo (2.2 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.
Danilo Romolini
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