Set on a hill among Tuscany's signature cypress trees and surrounded by scenic Italian countryside of Castellina, Chianti, it's easy to see how this cozy yet glamorous villa could have inspired one of the most influential artists in history.
The Villa was bought in 1549 by the Renaissance Florentine artist Michelangelo Buonarroti — generally known as Michelangelo, who is best known for painting the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City — and remained it in the Buonarroti family for more than 300 years, until 1867.
This prestigious property is now available for €7,500,000 (that's $9,274,800 USD), through Handsome Properties International.
With a classic stone exterior, romantic fireplaces and wrought-iron balconies, rustic wood-beam ceilings, and a serene courtyard, this beautiful farmhouse is set within six acres of grounds consisting of a lemon orchard, cypress trees, an olive grove and vineyards.
Villa Michelangelo has been restored to “accurately tell the rich historical account of this property,” the listing says, adding that its current owner “holds copies of the original documents and deed to the home.”
A ten-year restoration was made to the façade and interiors, which still include the original wood-beamed ceilings and fireplaces, plus a brick barrel-vaulted ceiling in one of the living rooms. There are also manicured lawns, 200 olive trees to wander through, and an oil mill turned guesthouse.
The historic façade
There’s an untouched brick barrel-vaulted ceiling
Reception rooms abound in the home
A look at one of the bedrooms
..and look at one of the kitchens
9,687 sq. ft.
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