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.
Now on the market for $9.27 million, the three-story, ten-bedroom home (covering 9,687 sq. ft) has undergone a ten-year restoration to its façade and interiors, which still include the original wood-beamed ceilings and fireplaces, 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, and there are also manicured lawns, 200 olive trees to wander through, and an oil mill turned guesthouse. What doesn't come with the home? Any guarantee that the next owner will be the world's most sought-after artist.
Contact: Handsome Properties International, 843-727-6460;