17th-century period villa with botanical park located on the hills between Chianti and Valdarno, not far from Montevarchi and Gaiole.
The manorial 765 sq.m villa has had 3 centuries of restorations and remodelling and the central rooms on the ground floor remain as evidence of the villa's original appearance. The style of the building, following work carried out by one of the owners at the end of the 19th century, is what is commonly known as 'eclectic Victorian'. The villa has been recently renovated by a well known architect and designer and is in excellent condition featuring beautiful frescoes typical of stately homes characterised by floral and geometric motifs with trompe-l'œil architecture, as well as beautiful original terracotta floors, wooden doors and wooden beams. The propertyis distributed over 3 floors and has been divided into 3 apartment with a total of 8 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms. The basement offers historical cellars.
Additionally there is a 270 sq.m outbuilding split into 2 apartments with a total of 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. There is also a garage and underground storage room.
Other buildings include the 80 sq.m old stables that has been converted into a storeroom, another 60 sq.m storeroom and a 30 sq.m garage.
The villa is immersed in a lush botanical park of 29,400 sq.m originally created by the lawyer Giuseppe Gaeta, a great lover of plants and gardens. More than 160 species of plants from all corners of the world, but particularly from North America, were planted here. The park holds the distinction of being the first place in Italy to host a specimen of Douglas fir. The current owner has further enhanced the park by using it as a setting for art exhibitions, workshops and artistic experiments, hosting talented designers and artists.