There is something to be said about provenance and it doesn’t get much more interesting than being able to say, “My house was once owned by Michelangelo”. Yes, that Michelangelo. You know…the one that painted the Sistine Chapel. The property once owned by Michelangelo is currently available for $8.4 million and a lucky new owner will soon be able to call it their own.
The property is situated among the rolling hills of Tuscany surrounded by 200 olive trees. Michelangelo purchased the property in 1549 and it remained in the family until 1867. Over the course of twenty years, the current owner has lovingly restored the ten bedroom, 12,916 square foot estate while maintaining many of the original architectural features. Included in the sale is the original deed to the house, signed by the artist himself. That sounds like something definitely frame-worthy.
My soul can find no staircase to heaven unless it be through earth’s loveliness. –Michelangelo Buonarroti
There is an interesting article about the property in the New York Times. You can read about it here.