ANTICO MULINO1

Antico Mulino – Unique historical mill in Florentine countryside

P.O.A
Rif. PV34516

Features and Amenities:

  • Location: Florence Tuscan Countryside
  • City: Fiesole
  • Province: Florence
  • Typology: Country House
  • Size: 530m2 (mill 320m2, stone country house 120m2, rural annex 90m2)
  • Land: 1ha - 2,5acres
  • Bedrooms: 6+
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Number of buildings: 3
  • Condition: To renovate to own taste and purpose
  • Pool: No
  • Garden: Yes
  • Olive Groves (# of trees): Yes
  • Heating: Gas
  • Parking: Yes, ample outdoor parking
  • Water: Communal water supply
  • Extra features: Panoramic terraces, unique fireplaces, ancient roman artifacts, mullioned windows, iron window frames, lemon house, two stone wells

Distances:

  • Cities:
  • Fiesole 6 km
  • Florence 10 km
  • Siena 86 km
  • Bologna 100 km
     

 

  • Coast:
  • Livorno 100km
  • Forte dei Marmi 115km
  • Viareggio 105km

  • Airports:
  • Florence 16km
  • Pisa 90km
  • Rome Fiumicino 300km

  • Highways:
  • A1 Autostrada del Sole

Florence Tuscan Countryside

Brief Description

A unique property filled to the brim with original features. This historical Antico Mulino was an original watermill built in the 11th century. Its original features have been carefully preserved over the years and precious materials and finishes were added over the years. Its previous owners have collected and incorporated a significant amount of ancient Roman artifacts in the property. Adding to its unique historical elegance. Located at the end of a country road close to a lovely hamlet, it enjoys complete privacy however is not isolated. Surrounded by the glowing parkland with olive groves typical of the countryside around Fiesole. With a mere 15-minute drive to the panoramic Etruscan city of Fiesole, it has an excellent vicinity to the city of Florence

The estate needs renovation and modernization works allowing for ample potential in its future use. It comprised of the mill (320m2), an independent stone farmhouse (120m2), and an agricultural annex (90m2). The property has typical Tuscan features such as unique fireplaces, terracotta flooring, wooden beamed ceilings, arched windows, mullioned windows, and unique artisanal iron window frames. It has the space and layout to be used as an enjoyable first or second home with guest accommodations or can partially be rented out. The estate is completed by 1ha of land which includes the garden around the main property and a terraced piece of land with olive trees. 

Antico Mulino is the perfect opportunity for someone looking for a one-of-a-kind historical property to renovate to taste and purpose. Comfortably located at a 20-minute drive from Florence it has the charm of a unique country home with city vicinity.

Location

Antico Mulino is located in the Florentine countryside, approximately a 20 minutes drive from the city center of Florence.

Florence is known as the cradle of the Renaissance and is home to artistic and architectural masterpieces. Among the most iconic places to visit are: Il Duomo di Santa Maria del Fiore, designed by Brunelleschi and Giotto, Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria and the Uffizi Gallery, where you can find on exhibition, works of art by Botticelli and Leonardo da Vinci.

Only 30 minutes south of Florence the Chianti region is found, and it is here one can experience some of the most prestigious wines of Tuscany. The Castello di Ama of Lecchi in Chianti, Fontodi Winery in Panzano in Chianti, and Querciabella in Greve in Chianti offer some of the best wines in the area.

Description in Detail

A unique property filled to the brim with original features. This historical Antico Mulino was an original watermill built in the 11th century. Its original features have been carefully preserved over the years and precious materials and finishes were added over the years. Its previous owners have collected and incorporated a significant amount of ancient Roman artifacts in the property. Adding to its unique historical elegance. Located at the end of a country road close to a lovely hamlet, it enjoys complete privacy however is not isolated. Surrounded by the glowing parkland with olive groves typical of the countryside around Fiesole. With a mere 15-minute drive to the panoramic Etruscan city of Fiesole, it has an excellent vicinity to the city of Florence

The estate needs renovation and modernization works allowing for ample potential in its future use. It comprised of the mill, an independent stone farmhouse, and an agricultural annex.

The mill (320m2)

The main building of the property is the ancient watermill with an independent apartment in the tower overlooking the valley. The property has various entrances and some parts of the building can easily be made independent to host guests in various accommodations. The property has seven unique fireplaces that were used historically to heat the property. It has typical Tuscan features such as terracotta flooring, wooden beamed ceilings, arched windows, mullioned windows, and unique artisanal iron window frames. Besides the official bathrooms, many rooms have original historic washbasins either in pietra serena or marble.

  • Ground floor: A spacious kitchen with a large fireplace, small family room, a large luminous dining room with large round windows overlooking the garden, a sitting room, a hallway with a bathroom and a bedroom/studio overlooking the patio and garden
  • First floor: One double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and one large master suite with saloon, closet room and spacious bathroom
  • First/second floor: two highly luminous rooms that can be made into independent guest accommodation, with large panoramic windows and a balcony overlooking the garden.
  • The tower: A corridor separates the tower located on a higher terrace in the garden. This part also has an independent entrance from outside and inside the main house and consists of two rooms connected by a winding staircase and a large separate bathroom.

 

The stone farmhouse (120m2)

On the opposite side of the garden there is a small stone farmhouse which is located on a lower terrace therefore only its top floor is visible from the main building. This lovely cottage style farmhouse enjoys privacy and independence with a separate entrance and patio for outside dining and relaxation. The patio looks like a little harbor as it borders a small creek that flows in the cooler months. Here we also find a large covered lemon house area that can be restored and repurposed.

  • Ground floor: Open space illuminated by a magnificent glass wall with artisanal iron window frames, small bathroom, ancient washing basin, kitchen with a fireplace and wood oven
  • First floor: Two conjoined rooms with large windows overlooking the surrounding countryside and the garden

 

The estate is completed by 1ha of land which includes the garden around the main property and a terraced piece of land with olive trees. Here we find a 90m2 rural annex with glass windows that can be transformed into a spa, gym, yoga room, or art gallery. The patch of grass in front of the rural annex would be the ideal spot to realize a swimming pool. A part of the annex could then serve as a changing room.

Antico Mulino is the perfect opportunity for someone looking for a one-of-a-kind historical property to renovate to taste and purpose. It has the space and layout to be used as an enjoyable first or second home with guest accommodations or can partially be rented out. Comfortably located at a 20-minute drive from Florence it has the charm of a unique country home with city vicinity.

Current State and Condition

The property needs restoration and modernization works. 

Land Registry Details

The property is in good standing and in compliance with local building and zoning regulations. When a sale is registered to a private individual, it is subject a cadastral registry fee, following the laws for that specific case/circumstance of the acquirer.

Utilities and Services

All the necessary utilities are present and the property is connected to the communal water and gas system. 

Potential Uses

Antico Mulino is the perfect opportunity for someone looking for a one-of-a-kind historical property to renovate to taste and purpose. It has the space and layout to be used as an enjoyable first or second home with guest accommodations or can partially be rented out. Comfortably located at a 20-minute drive from Florence it has the charm of a unique country home with city vicinity.

Lifestyle

Cities & Towns:

  • Fiesole 6 km
  • Florence 10 km
  • Siena 86 km
  • Bologna 100 km
     

 

Beaches & Lakes:

  • Livorno 100km
  • Forte dei Marmi 115km
  • Viareggio 105km

Airports:

  • Florence 16km
  • Pisa 90km
  • Rome Fiumicino 300km

Highways:

  • A1 Autostrada del Sole

Sport Facilities

  • Ugolino Golf Club is a prestigious golf club located in a peaceful environment near the border of Chianti http://www.golfugolino.it/en;
  • Golf and Country Club Le Pavoniere is located North-West of Florence, famous for its 18-hole golf course designed by the world famous player Arnold Palmer http://www.pavoniere.it/?lang=en.

Annual Festival in the Area

  • The Cavalcade of the Magi: during the Feast of the Epiphany (the 12th day of Christmas) local churches celebrate the Adoration of the Magi. In Florence, the celebration involves a parade in magnificent costumes that evokes the arrival of the Three Wise Men to the town of Bethlehem in search of the Messiah https://www.visitflorence.com/florence-events/cavalcade-magi.html;
  • Scoppio del Carro every year on Easter Sunday, Florence celebrates the Scoppio del Carro, or the ‘Explosion of the Cart’.An old tradition where a wagon is pulled through the streets of Florence up to the main square between the Baptistery and Cathedral. The cart holds an arsenal of fireworks and a dove-shaped rocket (symbolising the Holy Spirit) that are set off. https://www.visitflorence.com/florence-events/explosion-of-the-cart-easter.html;
  • Calcio Storico Fiorentino is a combination of soccer, rugby and wrestling. The sport was founded in the 16th century and is played in historical costumes. The four teams representing the historical neighbourhoods of the city play every year on June 24, which is the feast day for Florence’s Patron, St. John the Baptist https://www.visitflorence.com/florence-events/calcio-storico-fiorentino.html;
  • Florence Christmas Markets: the largest Christmas market in Florence takes place in Piazza Santa Croce, and begins at the end of November and ends a few days before Christmas. The market offers crafts, food products, small furniture and Christmas decorations http://www.xmas-markets.org/florence-christmas-markets/.

Suggested Restaurants

  • Enoteca Pinchiorri, a 3 Michelin Star restaurant located in via Ghibellina, offers an elegant blend of modern design and a sophisticated menu http://enotecapinchiorri.it;
  • Il Santo Bevitore and Il Santino, are two neighbouring restaurants that represent fine Italian cuisine http://ilsantobevitore.com;
  • Il Palagio, a 1 Michelin Star restaurant located at the Four Seasons Hotel, owes its culinary excellence to executive chef Vito Mollica http://www.ilpalagioristorante.it

Suggested Hotels

  • The Four Seasons Hotel is a 5 star resort located in Florence, set in a former 16th-Century convent near Giardino della Gherardesca found close to all of the city’s attractions http://www.fourseasons.com/florence/;
  • Westin Excelsior is located in an enchanting and historical building in piazza Ognissanti, in the heart of Florence. Here you will find one of the best views of the city http://www.westinflorence.com/;
  • The St. Regis of Florenceis set in a historic building, and offers a Michelin-star restaurant http://www.stregisflorence.com.

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