This Artist's House For Sale in the Hills of Tuscany Is a Draw

  • April 25, 2022 15:55

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Diana Baylon House Museum
Sotheby's
Diana Baylon House Museum
Sotheby's
Diana Baylon House Museum
Sotheby's
Diana Baylon House Museum
Sotheby's

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.

Diana Baylon House Museum
Sotheby's

The property is listed with Sotheby's at $1,189,189 (1.100.000 € EUR).


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