SOLD – Majestic Historic Villa for sale located in the Brana Valley in Pistoia, dating back to the end of the 19th century, characterized by the typical Italian Renaissance style.
This unique residence was designed by the architect Mazzanti on commission from the illustrious engineer Edoardo Philipson in 1891, from whom the villa inherited its name. The villa stands out for its splendid frescoes, the magnificence of the finishes of its interiors and original antique furnishings. Among the main architects of the internal decoration of Villa Philipson are the Florentine engravers Francesco Morini, Mariano Coppedé and Giuseppe Michelucci.
In addition to its historic-artistic characteristics, the villa is a true engineering masterpiece, cutting edge for its time, as all the systems of the residence were designed by the engineer himself, exploiting the strength of the spring waters of the property’s park. The villa is in fact served by two private water springs which flow into two large underground tanks of around 3,000 m2, designed to meet the water needs of the garden and the homes. Today this space lends itself to the creation of a spa.
The prestigious villa is spread over 3 levels. The ground floor is accessed via a vast entrance hall with frescoed ceilings. Continuing under the vaults, you enter the main reception hall. In addition to this monumental reception room, the living area includes three secondary reception rooms, a library, a study, two bathrooms, a dining room and a kitchen. The halls enjoy a panoramic view with breathtaking views of the garden in front of the villa. High French windows lead to a magnificent loggia decorated with a very refined mosaic floor.
The imposing double-flight stairs lead to the sleeping area of the house. The upper floors have a total of 35 bedrooms and 16 bathrooms, the mezzanine floor houses the apartments of the service personnel. The second floor and the attic are reserved for the master bedrooms. The main suite leads to an imposing panoramic terrace, from which it is possible to appreciate the dominant view over the whole valley. The top floor consists of a large habitable attic with heights and open-space areas such as to be able to create additional bedrooms, a gym or a study according to one’s needs.
Villa Philipson and the garden surrounding the residence have 6.5 hectares of land. Inside the park, we find a natural swimming pool about 80 meters long and fountains fed by the water from the spring. The olive groves and vineyard cover approximately 20 hectares, while the forest occupies 23.5 hectares.
The property includes vast underground cellars, the caretaker’s house located in the old stables, and a lemon house.
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