AdAstra Florence

Florence / Italy / 2015

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Overlooking the largest private garden in Europe, with the fragrance of flowers and plants and a blissful quiet in the air, AdAstra is the Hôtel Particulier of Florence. The result of a collaboration between the architect Francesco Maestrelli and brothers Marco and Matteo Perduca, it is home to twelve individually-designed rooms inside the villa still owned and lived in by a noble Tuscan family, and two immersed in the Torrigiani garden in Oltrarno - the more authentic and hip Florentine district. Palaces, piazzas, bridges, museums, churches, theatres, restaurants, bars and shops are all at a walking distance from this boutique bed & breakfast. AdAstra occupies the first and second floors of the ancestral family mansion, where the main rooms and the splendid salon on the first floor are surrounded by a magnificent terrace of 270 square metres. This luminous terrace overlooking the beautiful esoteric garden dominated by the neo-Gothic tower (an observatory to the stars) is organized with spaces protected by giant umbrellas and is available for breakfast, to enjoy a traditional Tuscan cigar or sip a glass of good red wine from the Chianti hills. The unique atmosphere in these surroundings offers the best company for reading a book or a magazine, or to jot down the memories of a visit to Florence...


AdAstra - “to the stars” - owes its name to the neo-Gothic tower, a former observatory to the stars of the early 1800’s, built by the Marquis Torrigiani as an ode to the human desire and ambition to always reach “further and higher”. The residence updates and interprets the concept of the French hôtel particulier of the 18th century which was a type of urban mansion for aristocrats, an elegant private home used as a city escape from their country dwelling. Occupying the first and second floors of a prestigious Florentine townhouse hidden away in Via del Campuccio, in the Oltrarno area just south of the main Florence centre, AdAstra mixes memories and modern objects with the history of the century-old garden that the Torrigianis, an ancient Florentine family of merchants, took over in the 1400’s. AdAstra functions like an elegant bed and breakfast, offering a delicious continental breakfast every morning in the salon, which is dominated by ornate vaulted ceilings, or on the terrace on warmer days. The fourteen bedrooms overlook the terrace, line the picturesque Via del Campuccio or are immersed in the green of the annex of the Angiolino. Every room has a different look and feel, each personalised in its own way with hand-picked antique furniture and unequivocal style. The furnishings throughout combine original Italian design pieces from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s with touches of Florentine tradition flavoured with elements from distant travels. Utmost attention to detail has been given to lighting and objects, many produced by local artisans and craftsmen, alongside a sprinkling of Anglo-American pop suggestions and surprises. All bedrooms have a roll top bath in full view to complete the unique, individual experience, as well as completely refurbished showers and bathrooms.


 


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Affacciato sul più grande giardino privato d’Europa, con profumi di piante e fiori e una beata e ariosa quiete, AdAstra è il primo Hôtel Particulier di Firenze. Frutto della collaborazione dall’architetto Francesco Maestrelli con Marco e Matteo Perduca, ospita sette stanze del piano nobile della villa e due immerse nel giardino Torrigiani in Oltrarno – il quartiere fiorentino più autentico.
Palazzi, piazze, ponti, musei, chiese, teatri, cinema e negozi in centro sono tutti a pochi passi dalla residenza.


AdAstra si sviluppa per tutto il primo piano della villa famigliare, dove le stanze principali e lo splendido salone sono circondate da una magnifica terrazza di 270 metri quadrati affacciata sul giardino. Le altre stanze si affacciano sulla caratteristica via del Campuccio o son immerse nel verde del parco nella dependance de l’Angiolino. Gli arredi uniscono il design italiano degli anni ’50, 60′ e ’70 alla tradizione fiorentina con ricordi di terre lontane, pezzi originali prodotti da artigiani in città e innesti pop anglo-americani. 

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    Overlooking the largest private garden in Europe, with the fragrance of flowers and plants and a blissful quiet in the air, AdAstra is the Hôtel Particulier of Florence. The result of a collaboration between the architect Francesco Maestrelli and brothers Marco and Matteo Perduca, it is home to twelve individually-designed rooms inside the villa still owned and lived in by a noble Tuscan family, and two immersed in the Torrigiani garden in Oltrarno - the more authentic and hip...

    Project details
    • Year 2015
    • Work started in 2015
    • Work finished in 2015
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Hotel/Resorts / Tourist Facilities / Interior Design
    • Websitehttp://adastraflorence.com/
    Lovers 21 users