For Sale, PRICE UPON REQUEST
Property Type : Other Residential
Property Style : N/A
Build Size : 6,458 ft² / 600 m²
Land Size : N/A
Bedroom : 3
Bathroom : 6
Half Bathroom : 0
The property is located in the Santo Spirito neighborhood, a very quiet and “lively” area with countless restaurants, boutiques and a lively nightlife. However, all the monuments and landmarks of the city remain within easy reach, with all services also easily accessible on foot.
DESCRIPTION OF THE BUILDING
From the street, the main door opens onto a garage with two parking spaces (12.80 m triple-height room, connected to the volume of the gym described below), as well as a storage room and a small technical area. The garage then leads to the dwelling: the entrance consists of a wardrobe area, which is then connected to a number of secondary rooms that include a storage room and the technical room for the swimming pool on the upper floor, as well as the staircase to the higher levels. The first room one encounters as one enters the unit is a large open-plan triple-height (12.80 m) living room with a fireplace. Part of the open space is then used as a dining area (also triple height) with an open kitchen. At the opposite end of the floor is the guest bedroom with private bathroom and wardrobe. A staircase gives access to the “guest accommodation” consisting of a guest bedroom with walk-in wardrobe, bathroom, laundry room and private courtyard. The open space then leads to two technical rooms and a storage room.
Returning to the living room, a designer wooden staircase ascends to the first floor where there is a large master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, walk-in wardrobe and pool area with a 12 × 1.5 m heated free-standing pool. From here one then proceeds, on the same level, to the gym and fitness area (also with 9.50 m ceilings) with Turkish bath and bathroom.
A second wooden staircase leads up to the top floor, where a leisure area with minibar and bathroom and a home cinema room are located.
All floors are connected by an elegant lift covered in gold leaf.
The presence of the garage at the entrance separates the dwelling from the street, bringing the property to the rear of the building: this ensures excellent sound insulation, thus giving the house a quietness that is not easy to find in a city like Florence.
The property is the result of a skillful restoration of a historic palazzo, whose load-bearing structure in masonry and stone is still clearly visible and perfectly preserved to make it the backdrop for an otherwise modern, new-concept home. The entire house was built using hand-finished teak wood structures and stairs, almost creating a house within a house. A masterful example of the blend of old and new is the impressive masonry arch in the living room, completed to form a circle downwards by a decorative wooden structure that departs from the elegant central wooden staircase. The triple-volume living room culminates in an exposed timber-framed roof with a large skylight that “showers” light into the entire house unobstructed.
A unique element is the free-standing swimming pool on the first floor, embedded in the floor and made entirely of glass so as not to obstruct the passage of light, while at the same time creating plays of light with the movement of the water.
The house is sold complete with furnishings, with the exception of the works of art and paintings on display. The furnishings are all strictly custom-made, with often unique pieces such as the tables, benches and pool furniture designed specifically for this property. Complementing this furniture are items and accessories from leading luxury companies, such as the CEA Design faucet, Gaggenau appliances and K-Array speakers.