The home of Michelangelo who painted the Sistine Chapel is currently on the market. Be one of the people to live and breath the same air as Michelangelo in Tuscany, Italy. As a homeowner of the estate you also get to claim the deed signed by Michelangelo himself. It is quite the opportunity for any homeowner especially someone who loves fine art.
Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni is better known simply as Michelangelo. He is a world-famous Renaissance painter and sculptor. Most notably, Michelangelo was the painter of the Sistine Chapel in Rome and the many colorful frescos there on the ceiling.
The frescos including “The Last Judgement,” helped Michelangelo to afford the farmhouse in 1549. This house was a part of Michelangelo’s life and comes along with the history of one of the world’s most popular artists.
This is a farther view of the estate, of which you can catch a glimpse of from the dirt road on the side of the hill in the distance. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This is a farther view of the main entry. Here you can see that there is a charming grass walkway flanked by the tall stone wall of the house on one side and a tall hedge of shrubs on the other. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
After walking the long grass walkway that is flanked by a wall and a hedge, you are greeted by this romantic wrought iron gate before entering the compound. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This is the charming and spacious courtyard in front of the house that has a stone floor to match the stone exterior walls of the house adorned with various potted plants. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This is a closer look at the main entrance from the side featuring the small outdoor dining area under the large umbrella surrounded by the tall exterior stone walls of the house. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This is a closer look at the living room focusing on the fireplace that has a massive mantle reaching the cove textured beige ceiling that matches the beige walls. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This living room has a variety of comfortable sofas and chairs comforted by the warm embrace of the large fireplace across from the beige sofa in the middle of the large colorful patterned area rug. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This living room has charming green cushioned arm chairs to match the sofa all under a shed wooden ceiling with exposed beams. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This is a rustic and romantic kitchen with a tall cove white ceiling to contrast the terracotta flooring and wooden table across from the cooking area serving as a kitchen island and informal dining area. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This formal dining room has a homey and rustic feel to its simple wooden dining set over a large patterned area rug and under a large cove beige ceiling. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This other bedroom has a bed with beige cushioned headboard to match the walls complemented by the large wooden cabinetry beside the window. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This is the comfortable and homey sitting area just outside of the bedroom. This has charming beige walls with arched entryways and beige ceiling with contrasting dark wooden beams. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This home office has a spacious terracotta flooring topped with area rugs and a tall wooden ceiling with exposed beams and a fireplace at the far end from the wooden desk. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This is a beautiful park-like garden filled with grass lawn, potted plants and various flowering shrubs under the shade of the tall tree with an outdoor dining area. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This is the lush landscaping of the lawn on the other side of the stone wall. It has gorgeous tall trees and well-manicured grass. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This side of the house has a graveled walkway and driveway that is flanked on both sides by the charming and romantic stone walls of the house. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
The stone wall that fences the property is adorned by a mature tall tree even taller than the house. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This view of the side of the building is foregrounded by the beautiful flowering shrubs and trees that set a nice dash of color for the earthy stone exterior walls of the house. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
From the graveled walkways of the grounds, there is a side entrance that can be accessed through a set of stone steps leading to an archway. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This side of the house features the tall stone wall surrounding the property that works well for privacy, security and additional aesthetic. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This aerial view of the house boasts of the lush scenic view of the rolling hills and green as far as the eye can see. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
The home, however, is much older than even Michelangelo himself. In fact, it dates back to the 11th century. As such, the house is full of rich heritage and history with the Buonarroti family. The deed includes ownership from Michelangelo. In fact, on the deed, it lists the popular Italian artist as a “dear sculptor and Florentine citizen.”
So when the new homeowner purchases the property, they are given a unique part of history right in the deed itself–it comes with Michelangelo’s firma–his signature. Of course, the homeowner will also be living and breathing in the same air that was part of Michelangelo. Be one of the only people to sleep in the same bedroom–and uses the privy–as a Renaissance painter and sculptor.
As for the price to live in such a residence, the original listing price was $8.15 million in 2016. Today the price has dropped to $7.5 million and includes a sizable estate of 9,687 square feet. All in all, the property has three buildings with multiple levels. There is also an ancient tower that dates back to the original 11th-century construction.
Within the actual house itself, there are eight bedrooms and seven bathrooms, all full. In addition, several fireplaces built using large stones are installed and working around the house. The rooms are finished with original wood beams in the ceiling, and some original brickwork is seen throughout the rooms. Barrel ceilings are another part of the 11th-century architecture that adds to the rustic Tuscan romance of the place.
Around the exterior are plenty of fruit trees and olive trees to allow homeowners to grow their own foods. It is the quintessential Italian estate with everything a family needs to live peacefully and sustainably. These trees are harvestable and can be used to expand one’s pantry and refrigerator quite reasonably.
As for the local cuisine, Tuscany, Italy is as world-famous for its food as Michelangelo is for the Sistine Chapel. The new homeowners of Michelangelo’s residence will have quite the treat in terms of local food and culinary adventures.