The sea is black, you are transparent, the sky is black you are deep, ciao - excerpt of a note from Lucio Fontana to Diana Baylon
In the hills above Florence, a house-museum in which Abstract Expressionist artist Diana Baylon (1920-2013) lived and worked is for sale. Baylon set up her Tuscan villa to focus on art-making in a peaceful setting: "I don't want to communicate, I just want to express myself."
Near Fiesole, a country retreat for countless artists and cultural figures—from Paul Klee to Frank Lloyd Wright, Bernard Berenson to Gertrude Stein—Baylon's nearly half-acre property is an idyllic refuge. The 5-bedroom listing affords green views and privacy in the hamlet of Montereggi, yet is in close proximity to the bustle of Florence.
A main house features a fireplace, bedroom, two bathrooms, a double room, a large kitchen with adjoining laundry and cellar. An upper floor contains a double bedroom with bathroom, a smaller bedroom with bathroom and a study overlooking the courtyard at the rear of the villa, which the property shares with a neighboring house. The annexed atelier is composed of two rooms with bathroom and kitchen which could be restored into a pool house. A garden features sculptures and plants shaped by the artist.
The property is listed with Sotheby's at $1,189,189 (1.100.000 € EUR).