Medieval castle with renovation project for the creation of six flats, located on the hills of Florence, a few minutes from Sesto Fiorentino.
The 3,630 sq.m building dates back to the Middle Ages and the late Renaissance and is situated in a dominant position on the surrounding plain. By reworking the interior spaces, which nevertheless retain their salient features, one could create elegant flats with a communal garden, swimming pool and even a wellness centre in the old cellars.
The castle has a horseshoe shape and is the result of a long history of extensions and reconstructions. The oldest part of the complex is undoubtedly the tower at the corner, dating back to the 11th century and most probably attributable to the Catellini family from Florence. The manor house then developed around it, dating back to the 16th century and still identifiable by its typical Renaissance architectural elements. Other bodies were then added between the 17th and mid-19th century, bringing the castle to its current appearance. The lemon house on the north side of the complex has unfortunately disappeared over the years, but can be reconstructed according to the original volumes to create the sixth flat (see below).
The current renovation and reconstruction project envisages a slight redistribution of the building's internal spaces to make the various units totally independent and easily accessible totalling 21 bedrooms and 25 bathrooms. There will be undercover private parking area reserved for condominiums.
The Italian garden would be restored with infinity pool, central fountain and the replanting of the geometrically patterned hedges. The garden area would cover approximately 5,050 sqm distributed on the main terrace surrounding the castle.
The remaining 2.9 hectares of land is mostly covered in woodland with small portions of arable land and pasture on which fruit trees and/or vegetable gardens could be planted. The project also includes the restoration of the 500 m tree-lined avenue leading to the castle from the main road.