By JENNIFER TZESES for Architectural Digest.
Once owned by Michelangelo--yes, the Renaissance master Michelangelo--this stone villa is a historic treasure, with details dating from the 11th century. Michelangelo purchased the classic Tuscan farmhouse in 1549, and the property remained in the Buonarroti family until 1867. The original deed is signed by Michelangelo himself and comes with the purchase of the three-story home. A ten-year restoration was made to the façade and interiors, which still include the original wood-beamed ceilings and fireplaces, plus a brick barrel-vaulted ceiling in one of the living rooms. With the rolling hills of Tuscany as a backdrop, the home's stone courtyard is an ideal spot for dining. There are also manicured lawns, 200 olive trees to wander through, and an oil mill turned guesthouse.
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The residence is tucked in the hills of Tuscany.
The historic façade, original to the home, is fashioned from stone.
Wood-beamed ceilings are found throughout the interiors.
Reception rooms abound in the home.
A curved ceiling tops the dining room.
One of several fireplaces.
A look at one of the kitchens.
There's an untouched brick barrel-vaulted ceiling.
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