Luxury villa in Tuscany surrounded by the green hills of Fiesole and only 5 kilometres from Florence city centre. The property has a unique prestigious position thanks to the extensive woods covering 18 hectares which isolate the villa from the city centre.
The estate has a thick vegetation with bamboo grove of reeds, secular oak trees and linden trees. On the back of the real estate there are a secular live oaks and a large Laurus Camphorae of the XVII Century. In the Italian garden there is a circular pool and it is surrounded by several kinds of trees and plants such as palms, ancient rose gardens, live oaks and a big cedar that hides the facade of the villa.
The exterior side keeps still intact the style of the XVI-XVII Centuries, otherwise the interior of the villa has been modified in consequence of the taste of the last owners. In fact, the Earl Hochberg created the Neo-Rococo plasters of the end of 1800 and Tammaro de Marinis tried to adjust furnishings and plastering to the style of the florentine villas of that time.
The inner rooms are pretty well introduced by the Sala degli Ori, in ancient times chapel dedicates to St Luigi. In the middle of the vault protudes a wonderful fresco which represents St. Filippo Neri’s miracle. Clear coloured marbles of the floor enriches the room which reflect open-air light derives from large glass doors of the hallway.
The superb name Sala della Luna Nera derives from dark loophole performed on the ceiling. This room, thanks to numerous Neo-Rococo plastering, interpretes the Earl Hochberg’s international refined taste’, the owner at the end of the XIX Century.
The ancient ballroom, Hochberg Hall, richly decorated with plasterings and furnishings, was revisited by Tammaro de Marinis who tried to adjust room according to florentine new slants thanks to new furnishings and plasterings. In addition the hall shows large glass door through which it’s possible enter to a large balcony on the park and on beautiful florentine hills from this wonderful mansion for sale.Information Request