The real estate unit subject of this report develops on the 2nd and 3rd floors of a condominium building for residential use only located in the historic center of the city of Cortona and in particular on Via Tarconte, which is located near one of the ancient doors. of access present on the Etruscan-Renaissance walls that surround the city.
A) Historical characteristics
The building was built in 1602 (as evidenced by the marble stele affixed to the foot of the access staircase to the unit in question) by the Cadets of the noble Florentine family of the Medici, as can be read on the engraving visible on the portal in pietra serena of the entrance door to the building from the public road.
The building, in fact, unequivocally constitutes the main building that overlooks the square in front of its facade (so-called “Piazzetta della Legna”), of which it still represents the dominant architectural and constructive image.
The 2nd floor on which the main part of the real estate unit is developed constituted the “noble floor” of the building, as evidenced by the great height of the rooms (approx. 3.70 meters) and the large windows from which they dominate on one side the neighboring buildings and on the other the splendid panorama of the Sant’Egidio mountain and the hill, while the overlying 3rd floor, all developed in the attic of the entire building, also with characteristics of substantial habitability, was intended to the servants, as evidenced by the windows present in all the rooms and some remains still visible (traces of a small frescoed altar on a wall and the presence of a niche with a drain on the ground, still free, where there was evidently a toilet for the same servitude).
B) Construction and structural characteristics
The structure of the building is typical of the noble houses of the period and consists of vertical load-bearing structures in very thick stone and horizontal structures with exposed wooden load-bearing framework (primary beams of high section and transverse currents also in wood with reduced spacing) surmounted by tiles full of brick, typical of the Tuscan buildings of the time and all in perfect state of observation and which constitute one of the peculiar characteristics of the building.
C) Internal finishing level
The entire second floor has undergone recent redevelopments of the surface finishing elements: in particular, in addition to the repainting of all the walls and ceilings, new wooden floors have been created everywhere (except for the kitchen and the toilets which are all equipped with prestigious ceramic coverings and floors). There are also various types of frescoes made by a well-known artist from Cortona who is no longer alive. All the taps and sanitary appliances are recently installed by prestigious manufacturers.
D) Doors and windows
All the internal doors are largely contemporary with the building or in any case not recently built, except for some of more recent construction but made with materials and construction type very similar to the pre-existing ones. All external windows are made of frames and counterframes in solid wood of high thickness and all equipped with double glazing and external wooden shutters complete with internal counter-shutters for darkening and protection from the wind.
E) Dimensional characteristics
The Second Floor has a usable area of 158.00 square meters and a commercial area of 223.00 square meters.
The Third Floor, which develops on the exact projection of the second floor, being attic rooms with varying heights and naturally decreasing towards the jetties, has a usable area of 80 square meters. about. It should be noted that this surface, in relation to the current building regulations, is fully recoverable for housing purposes, although it requires, unlike the second floor, necessary adaptation interventions, currently all however attributable to the so-called so-called “Building Bonuses” and therefore almost totally tax exempt if executed within the time limits set by the current ministerial decrees.
F) Technological systems
The real estate unit is equipped with an autonomous system for heating with cast iron radiators controlled by an electronic chrono-thermostat and for the combined production of domestic hot water, with a boiler fueled by natural gas, also used for the cooking service, derivative from the same dedicated street meter. There is also a cold water system for sanitary and kitchen uses, also derived from a dedicated street meter. There is also a complete electrical system for lighting and f.m. with lighting fixtures on the second floor of particular value
G) Building and Urban Planning Compliance
Town planning compliance