Medici era hilltop farmhouse with five bedrooms on 4 acres property, completed fenced for privacy.
|Twenty minutes south of the center of Florence, along the Arno river, is the village of Sieci in the ‘Comune’ of Pontassieve. Home to the Frescobaldi winery since the year 1092, the village offers a rural lifestyle yet is only minutes from the center of Florence, the world’s 4th travel destination.|
Two kilometers up a gentle slope, through the legendary vineyards and past the Frescobaldi Chateau, perched atop a hill, is Villa Casamonti.
The main house’s first floor has an entry room, library, guest suite (with bathroom), American style laundry room (with industrial size washer and 2 air dryers) with ‘his and her’ closets, a small living room with fireplace, guest bathroom, a large eat-in kitchen, and a dining room that sits 14 comfortably.
|The second floor can be reached by the original stone staircase or by a new suspended olive wood and steel oversized staircase that leads into the main living room. where the warm, cozy feeling of an ancient country retreat meets all the modern comforts, with its massive fireplace and 60 inch plasma display (with HD SKY Satellite, progressive DVD player and Wii game console).
Through a set of original walnut doors is the master suite and bathroom (with a jacuzzi tub & shower). There are 2 additional bedrooms and another newly redone full bathroom on this floor. Every detail of this home has been carefully restored and renewed.
Up the final staircase is the romantic ‘Colombaia’ - the one room third floor with magnificent views. Currently used as a children's playroom, it can easily become a 5th bedroom.
The house sleeps 10 comfortably (1 king, 2 queens & 4 twins)
and has a total of 4 & a half bathrooms.
|The adjacent barn, with its cathedral ceilings has been converted into an office / living room / screening room (HD projector) and also offers an additional bedroom and newly appointed bathroom. A round porthole window in the bedroom lets dramatic shafts of light through to this open space church-like structure.|
|Wireless (Wi-Fi) high speed internet in both the barn and the home and a regular phone line in the house as well as internet phone and fax in the barn round off all the communications needs one might have. Both the Living room and Barn have high end Stereo systems. The living room system also has a music server loaded with over 100 relaxing jazz CDs. A vast collection of DVDs and CDs is available and all DVD players are multi zoned.
Heating, hot water and cooking are fueled by clean burning propane and the water comes directly from the Frescobaldi aqueduct and is softened and ultraviolet purified by a brand new Culligan system.
There is parking for a dozen or more cars on the property without any of them blocking each other.
1 Housekeeper – 6 hours a day / 5 days a week.
2 Gardeners (on their own schedule) who also tend to the vegetable garden
1 Cook (additional cost upon request)