Villa Orciaia - Panoramic Estate in Florentine Hills
Features and Amenities:
- Location: Florence
- Typology: Villa, Winery
- Size: 2,000 m2 - 21,527 ft2
- Land: 13 ha - 32 ac
- Bedrooms: 16
- Bathrooms: 13
- Number of buildings: 6
- Price Range: from 2M to 4M
- Garden: Yes
- Pool: Yes, 6 m x 12 m
- Olive Grove: Yes, 1,400 olive trees
- Vineyard: Yes, 1 ha
- Parking: Yes, ample indoor and outdoor parking
- Private access road: Yes
- Extra features: Vineyard, olive groves, swimming pool, tennis court
- Firenze 12 km
- Greve in Chianti 30 km
- San Gimignano 56 km
- Lucca 78 km
- Siena 74 km
- Beaches and Lakes:
- Livorno 82 km
- Viareggio 103 km
- Forte dei Marmi 110 km
- Firenze Airport 12 km
- Pisa Airport 75 km
Description in Detail
Villa Orciaia, a prestigious 15th-century villa, and farmhouse in a very panoramic position on the Southern hills of Florence, this villa enjoys a wonderful view over the city and the hills of Fiesole. Originating from a time when noble families built tower houses to have a defendable and high position over the surrounding countryside while maintaining vicinity to the city of Florence. The villa is located just 15 minutes from the city center of the famous Renaissance city.
The 2000 m2 property is developed over various buildings that have been fully restored to their former glory, with typical Tuscan finishes such as terracotta floors, high wooden beamed ceilings, arched windows, and cozy fireplaces. The vast property shows great potential and has plenty of space to be converted to various purposes with only mild renovation. It would make an excellent agriturismo, primary or secondary residence with guest quarters, or can be rented out on the international rental circuit.
Main Villa (824 m2):
The main villa consists of a double living room, dining room, large kitchen, 5 sizeable bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms (one of which is located in the panoramic tower).
Staff quarters (223 m2):
Independent entrance, living room, kitchen-dinning room, 2 bedrooms, and 2 bathrooms
First restored farmhouse (242 m2):
Laid out over 2 floors: independent access, large living room, kitchen, studio, 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, covered parking, and a scenic loggia with a pizza oven for outdoor dining.
Second restored farmhouse (232 m2):
Laid out over 2 floors: independent access, living room, kitchen, studio, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, covered parking, and a scenic loggia for outdoor dining.
Agricultural annex (144 m2):
With large cellars for the production and storage of wine and oil.
Garage: comfortable indoor parking for 2 cars.
The elegant main villa is flanked by a lovely private chapel and a luminous glass lemon house. Villa Orciaia is located in a 13 ha estate in a lush Tuscan park with typical cypresses, olive trees, and countless terracotta vases with lemon and orange trees. The estate has a 1 ha vineyard that produces 50 ql of red wine, officially inscribed in the Consorzio dei Colli Fiorentini, and an olive grove of 1,400 olives producing around 20/30 ql.
The beautiful and productive estate is completed by various areas dedicated to sport activities, relaxation, and outside dining. The property has a private tennis court with a small outbuilding for the changing and shower room. It is also possible to enjoy the panoramic view from a sunbed on the lush lawn under the villa, right next to the 6 m x12 m swimming pool.
Villa Orciaia is a typical Tuscan estate with a great opportunity to make your own Tuscan dream property with plenty of space to host guests and share the beauty of the Florentine countryside.
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Current State and Condition
The property is in good condition and move-in-ready, however, it could use some renovation work.
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 to a mortgage and/or cadastral registry fee, following the laws for that specific case/circumstance of the acquirer.
Utilities and Services
All necessary utilities are present. There is an aqueduct and a private well.
- Water: Aqueduct and well
The property is a perfect solution to be experienced as a first or second home with comfortable independent guesthouses and/or to be promoted internationally for tourist rental, to generate income.
- City: Firenze
The villa is located in the Florentine hillside but just 15 minutes away from the city centre. It is in an ideal location to enjoy a historic spacious villa with beautiful green space without giving up the convenience of being close to Florence.