Villa – Via delle Ballodole

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The Villa is on the hill of Careggi, in an exclusive setting. It’s accessed by a single gate that borders a large private property where there are about thirty villas all characterized by the ancient Florentine love for stone and modern contemporary taste. The internal road passes through a large forest full of trails and trees, where often you come across deer, roe deer, hares, pheasants and porcupines. You need to pass an additional gate before you get to the property. Upon entering the eyes are captivated by the green plants and trees behind which one can see the stone walls of the villa.

The garden to the house revolves around a horseshoe, is raised above the street level of about 2-3 meters, all the way around the fence is protected by tall laurel trees that hide from prying eyes. Over the entrance to the garden that welcomes us we have a beautiful escarpment of evergreens and roses and left a large stone garage that can ‘accommodate two cars. Then we reach the left side and lowered a garden planted with olive trees and fruit trees, here we have water tanks and a basement with attached boiler room. Continuing around the house we find plants of rosemary, sage, thyme, roses and a long stretch of fragrant lavender. Immediately in front, in a secluded area there is a Jacuzzi tub that can accommodate up to 5 people, with a sunbathing area and chaise-longue, two spectacular planters giant agaves and a wall of jasmine. The garden at the front end: Here the green is the master, but nothing is left to chance, nightlights on planters, grass and olive trees, lights twilight all around the house, relaxation area, lanch & dinner with quick access to the kitchen, escarpments of evergreen plants, with strawberry, pomegranate flowers. …

Past the front door: the modernity of strong bold colors of the dwelling (black white and gray) environments are large and airy, the windows that open onto a garden green emerald without interruption between internal and external … and then to his feet with all of Florence its warm colors and its Renaissance history. The villa consists of an entrance hall leading onto a living room of more than 100 meters consists of a corner fireplace (with a large modern circular fireplace with feature hood hat magician), lounge and dining room connected to a kitchen (white marble), a dining room / Ironing with utility room and a guest bathroom (Venetian stucco coral color). The light that welcomes us upon entering is donated through the large bay windows overlooking the garden, beyond which, as in a picture, you have a broad glimpse of Florence; on the right instead of a winter garden enclosed in a hexagon around a patio glass door, around which develops across the hall. II floors throughout the house are very dark brown wenge parquet, parquet panga panga nailed and gray resin; for the exterior instead of stone and cotto. In a separate wing leads to the bedrooms, all with air conditioning; From the master bedroom you can directly access to the garden through a glass door and a large bathroom with Bisazza mosaic black and gold with a long shelf black granite on which tower two large sinks and square side a double whirlpool tub with waterfall shower and bath turkish (Jacuzzi). Belong to the sleeping area as well a large dressing room (or bedroom) with a wall cupboards and a full mirror and a further bedroom / study and bathroom with shower in pink marble from Portugal. From the hall you reach the top of the house where the roof terrace gives way to the immense multi-level, fully renovated in 2011 and paved in cotto. In this floor we have a large landing which gives access to a huge room (air conditioned) of about 30 mt in both the living area that night the living area with adjoining dressing room. From this room there is access to a covered patio with wicker furniture. The bathroom is a particular angle that, in spite of its small sizes, is proud to be one of the pearls of the house. The Bisazza mosaic along with a mirrored wall creates a strong game of continuity because we find him anywhere, even on the ceiling and in the shower: its brown color with shades of gold is intense, warm and enveloping. Through a long hallway with a wall of closets, to the right of the front door, you enter the lower part of the villa which is located in the basement. Here is the leisure area: large living room, game room with wine cellar for wine, billiards and poker corner. On this floor there is also a guest room with walk-in closet and bathroom with shower and a room of ones where you hold a bit ‘of everything. With separate access, but always inside the house we have a laundry room and an apartment of about 60 square meters entrance hall closet plan kitchenette, large bedroom, bath with shower (blind), living room and two outdoor area equipped.

The house is 5.232 sqft. and garden vegetable garden and double garage spaces – dates back to the eighties and has been entirely renovated in 2005 – the bathrooms have been redone the floors, the roof, the terrace (2011) and the lighting (under) and heating oil that was once and is now GPL, added two tanks connected to the irrigation system in the garden. Rooms: 5 bedrooms bathrooms: 5, one of which most guests’ laundry room Apartment keepers: 80m private entrance bedroom with bathroom, kitchenette and living room deor private.

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