Magliano in Toscana
<strong></strong> <strong></strong> Contemporary apartment located in a rural position, surrounded by olive groves, just 5 minutes from Fiesole and 10 minutes from central Florence with magnificent views of Florence and the surrounding Tuscan countryside.<br /> <br /> The apartment is part of a restored and impressive Tuscan villa accessed through the grand gateway along a cypress tree lined avenue. The villa dates back to the 16th century and was owned at one time by the Machiavelli family and is therefore a villa of significant historical importance in the area.<br /> <br /> The 634 sq.m apartment is the entire first floor of the villa and comprises impressive state rooms, open plan living and dining areas and five en suite bedrooms. There is a balcony area and 200 sq.m terrace which leads off the kitchen and dining rooms of the apartment.<br /> <br /> The restoration of the Tuscan villa has been carried out to the very highest of standards combining a<br /> <br /> stunning and unique combination of original features, such as delicate 16th frescos, alongside cutting edge contemporary design features.<br /> <br /> The apartment can be accessed via two separate entrances, the private entrance with spiral staircase leading off the rear courtyard of the villa and via the communal hallway with lift. There is also secure parking for 4 vehicles provided in the underground garage .<br /> <br /> The extensive grounds are co-owned with the other residents of the villa with landscaping planned to commence imminently.