In the heart of the tranquil Italian countryside bounded by cypresses, vineyards, olive groves, and forests, lies this historic and luxurious estate ($14,826,057) overlooking the Chianti Classico Hills. Dating from the 13th century, this estate has a noble history and is one of the finest examples of traditional Tuscan estates in Chianti Classico, just 30 minutes’ drive from Florence.
A UNIQUE HISTORY
The villa was once owned by the renowned Dutch painter Karel Appel who lived and worked in the Atelier between 1989 and 2000. One of his sculptures, The Horse, can still be admired in the lavender garden.
This magnificent estate encompasses 1,900 square meters, or more than 20,000 square feet of living space surrounded by five hectares, or nearly 12 acres of land. There are two luxurious private villas, three atelier apartments, and a historic dwelling, Fatoria Marzocco, which offers four apartments. The estate’s stylish interiors have been carefully renovated by local artisans using the finest Tuscan materials, which bring a quintessentially Italian feel.
Impressive cypresses lead to the entrance gate of the main estate, which includes a historic chapel built circa 1647 and classically inspired grounds graced with marble fountains and sculptures. Characterized by the beauty of the Tuscan countryside, the grounds are adorned with four beautiful formal gardens: Giardino Secreto, the Lavender Garden, the Rose Garden, the Parco Romantico, as well as olive groves, vineyards, and a private forest. The estate offers numerous amenities including a playground, table tennis, and three swimming pools surrounded by expansive terraces, which are perfectly positioned to overlook the breathtaking views of the surrounding gardens, forestry, and Chianti hills.