Want to live like a Renaissance master? Michelangelo's former home, a 13,000 square foot villa in Tuscany, is on the market for €7.5 million (approx. $8.476 million).
The painter purchased the property in 1549, three years after the Pope appointed him the architect of St Peter's Basilica, for the equivalent of about $320,000. It remained in the Buonarroti family until 1867 and has since been owned by several Italian families.
The villa, 35 miles southwest of Florence, has 8 bedrooms and 7 baths just in the main house (there's a guest house and one additional outbuilding), Renaissance-age fixtures, functional wood-burning fireplaces, and an olive grove.
- Michelangelo’s Tuscan Villa Could Be Yours for $8.4 Million | Hyperallergic