Lovely, picturesque 4-bedroom/5-bathroom Tuscan villa with swimming pool and 4,000sq m (one acre) of fenced grounds.
It is set over 3 floors and measures a spacious 350sq m.
The property was built in 1980 and comprehensively renovated in 1991. It is located in Reggello, less than 30 minutes from Florence.
The owner is a talented trompe l’oeil artist and the home is characterised by colourful rooms with original hand-painted wall decorations and frescoes.
It also has flooring in Florentine cotto tiles as well as parquet wood.
The grounds include a grden with more than 120 varieties of rose flowers.
There is also an automated irrigation system; a terrace with lounge chairs; a covered 150sq m terrace overlooking the pool; and a pergola with a pizza and barbecue oven.
The property's entrance is on the first floor, which also has a covered loggia.
This floor features a modern designer fireplace as its centrrpiece, plus a dining area, which overlooks the covered terrace below.
Next to this are a large and fully equipped modern kitchen, a guest toilet complete with shower, and a double bedroom with en-suite bathroom complete with double wash basins, large stall shower, double Jacuzzi tub, bidet and toilet, and a Finnish sauna with room for four people.
The floor above is a charmingly styled attic floor with frescoes. It has a double bedroom with en-suite bathroom equipped with a shower, WC and bidet.
Finally, there is the ground floor, with access from both the first floor or directly from the garden.
This ground floor has two double-sized bedrooms, both of which has and en-suite bathroom. The bathrooms come with WC, sink, bidet and stall shower, one of which has hydromassage jets.
Other general features include an alarm system, double-glazed windows that are both bullet-proof and shatter-proof and a low-maintenance saltwater swimming pool.
Reggello, where this sumptuous property is located, is a typically medieval Tuscan town, with more than two millennia of history — evinced by its 11th century Abbazia di Vallombrosa abbey.
There are also modern attractions, notably The Mall, one of Italy's best-known luxury outlets.
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