Michelangelo's Tuscan Home Has Been Well Preserved and is Now on the Market
Michelangelo needs no introduction, but if you're unaware of the Renaissance man's career as a sculptor, painter, architect, poet and engineer who changed the landscape of Western Art forever, there's your introduction.
The website Top Ten Real Estate Deals recently showed off Michelangelo's Tuscany home as a great find. For $8 million you can live in the home of a man who changed the world. A home, mind you, that has been in his family for over 300 years, since he purchased it in 1549.
This time in his life was after completing his magnum opus, the frescos in the Sistine Chapel. In the deed he's described as a "dear sculptor and Florentine citizen." Seems rather modest to be honest, but that's how this villa halfway between Florence and Siena was written over to Michelangelo.
It has a listing price of $8.06 million, and potential buyers would be getting their money's worth for such a purchase. The impressive six-acre compound of sorts has plenty to offer: three multi-story buildings, eight bedrooms, a lemon orchard, Chianti vineyards, an olive grove and an olive oil mill.
Sorry to tie it back to the artist for you real estate only fanatics, but the thought of walking and living in the very places that a man who changed the course of history is utterly fascinating to the rest of us. To cook a meal where Michelangelo once had would be an honor, and hopefully provide a world changing artistic breakthrough to the new owner.
Along side the eight bedrooms, there are seven full bathrooms, making this home very well equipped to house many guests. None of the modernized updates have taken away from the original architecture, so being here really is like getting to touch a piece of history.
So, we know this is most likely out of most of our reader's price range, but it was a treat to take a peek inside the home of a legendary artist. If you want more insight on the home, or want to view more photos, head over to Top Ten Real Estate Deals for more information.
Whoever the lucky buyers are, we hope they preserve the beauty of what Michelangelo stood for.