This exclusive residence was built in 1420 by Brunelleschi. This residence represents the culmination of culture and art which defines the majestic, Renaissance city of Florence. The apartment is situated between the Arno River, the Uffizi Gallery and Santa Croce. The building is considered the first step towards a new model of private Renaissance palaces in Florence, evolving from the late gothic architecture. The courtyard of the palazzo is decorated with Andrea della Robbia's majolicas, a crown of columns typical of Brunelleschi’s style, antique marble, and precious Renaissance ironworks. In the 16th century renowned scientists and scholars of the time, used to meet in this very apartment, which served as the palazzo’s theatre during the Reinassance. From these meetings of minds, Lyrical Opera was born. The apartment is located at the Piano Nobile (first floor). It is a 320 square meter (3,400 square foot) apartment on two levels. The décor is a combination of the finest contemporary Italian design and Florentine ‘500 architectural detail. The interiors are superbly decorated with original plaster works, stones and 18th century frescoes. Bauhaus period furniture are from the best designers: Van der Rohe, Eames, Le Corbusier, matching a precious 17th century sofa and two Medieval terracotta statues. Castiglioni, Flos and Fontanarte lighting create an enchanting atmosphere in the evening. The first level of the residence features the entrance with library, one superb master bedroom with en suite bathroom with tub, two bedrooms with private relax areas and en-suite bathrooms, a drawing room with open space connecting the two bedrooms, a half-bathroom, and a laundry area. The mezzanine level overlooks the lower level and features a tastefully designed drawing room, a dining room with leather chairs, which sits up to 10, a fully-fitted kitchen, and cocktail and coffee bar. This spacious residence matches modern comfort with history, giving guests the very best of Florentine life.
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