Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni’s exquisite Italian home on the rolling hills of Tuscany is now for sale.
In 1549, at the age of 72, thirty years after completing his infamous Sistine Chapel work, Michelangelo bought this Tuscan villa – halfway between Florence and Siena. The home stayed in the Buonarroti family for over 300 years.
Located on over six acres atop rolling hills, the 12,915 square feet of living space are contained within three multi-story buildings, including an ancient tower dating back to the 11th century. The original architecture is featured throughout with large stone fireplaces and beamed and barrel ceilings. The home consists of eight bedrooms and seven full baths which all pay homage to the period while including modern conveniences blended into the background.
The kitchen features the rustic romantic style of the early centuries with high-end appliances. Grounds are park-like in style with lawns and mature plantings with a lemon orchard, olive grove and Chianti vineyards as well as the original oil mill.
This piece of history has been preserved and restored by the current owner and is now for sale at a modest $8,162,821. The original deed held by Michelangelo – in which he is described as “a dear sculptor and Florentine citizen,” will be passed on the new owner.
Truly a breathtaking property – iconic in its own right for its 16th century architecture and made more so for its personal connection to one of the greatest artists in history.
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