Florence - Ref: CES8170
Asking Price: € 8,500,000
An elegant and well-restored large apartment on the piano Nobile of an historic Palazzo
4 Bedrooms • 5 Bathrooms • Wine cellar • Private garage • Staff accomodation • Terrace • Office
Floor area: 620 sq m (all measurements are approximate)
An elegant and well-restored large apartment on the piano Nobile of an historic Palazzo in the centre of Florence.
Recently refurbished to international standards, the main apartment of ca. 620 sq m encircles a private first floor courtyard with a smaller adjacent and independent pied-a-terre of 35 sq m. Also included in the sale is a garage for 4 – 5 cars, a state-of-the-art wine cellar of ca. 60 sq m and an impressive vaulted office with independent ground floor access of ca. 162 sq m.
Palazzo Bardi: One of the most important renaissance buildings in Florence located just a short walk from the Ponte Vecchio, the Uffizi gallery and the Piazza Signoria. Restored in 2007 to create 18 residential apartments, this listed building is of particular historical importance as it is considered to be the birthplace of Chamber music; built for the Bardi family in the 16th century. One of the first examples of a private family renaissance Palazzo, with a courtyard that has been attributed to Filippo Brunelleschi, creator of the magnificent dome of Florence’s cathedral.
Many of the original frescoes have been uncovered throughout the Palazzo and the “graffiti” decoration characterises the facade of the building. There is an Andrea della Robbia’s ‘Tondo’ (Lunette) in the courtyard. The apartment is accessed by the main, 15th century stone staircase from the courtyard to the first floor, from a secondary staircase to the rear of the Palazzo and by 2 lifts (3 entrances).
Accommodation description: Entrance hall with marble floor leading to: sitting room with gas fireplace and small frescoed study, fully equipped kitchen with central island, breakfast/dining room with door to terrace, sitting room with 2 doors to terrace, 3 bedrooms, 2 of which en suite, guest bedroom with separate bathroom and master bedroom with his and her bathrooms and dressing rooms with doors onto the terrace. Small chapel. There is a separate laundry room with direct access to the adjoining staff apartment which comprises a kitchenette /living room and bathroom (ca. 35 sq m). A secondary entrance with small entrance hall has direct access to the guest apartment, a WC and a connecting corridor/library leading to the main reception rooms. 3 stairs and 2 keyed lifts come direct to the apartment; one leading from the apartment directly to the wine cellar. Floors are in walnut parquet and marble, ceilings are frescoed and stuccoed.
There are several black, french marble fireplaces and ample built-in cupboards throughout the apartment. The kitchen has Gaggenau appliances and lava-stone work surfaces also on parts of kitchen floor.
Terrace: Lit and irrigated, partially covered by a pergola with wisteria.
Systems: alarm, security cameras, fan coils (hot and cold).
Cellar (ca. 60 sq m): Brick vaulted ceilings with central column. Wall to wall wine racks. Accessed by lift directly from the main apartment and stairs.
Independent office (ca. 162 sq m): Entrance lobby from main Palazzo courtyard, also leading into the garage. Glass door leads into the ground floor with kitchen area with large arched glass door to rear courtyard and bathroom. Stairs to upper level with vaulted ceilings, 2 impressive antique columns, sitting area, boardroom area and door to lift and secondary stairs.
Garage (ca. 86 sq m): With an entrance from a small side street, the garage can accommodate between 4 and 5 cars and has internal access to the office and internal Palazzo courtyard.
Florence International Airport 15 minutes • Pisa International Airport 1 hour (All distances are approximate)
Energy Class G Index: 116.408 kWh/sqm/annum