first_imgMichelangelo’s romantic Tuscan villa has been listed by Hand Properties International for about $9.65m.THREE years after completing the frescoes of the Sistine Chapel, renaissance master Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni retired to the romance of an 11th century Tuscan estate — dubbed the world’s most romantic house — and it could be yours.Not only is it a style much loved and interpreted throughout the world, including homes currently on the market in Queensland, but the current owner has put the “historic treasure” on the market.Think lemon and olive trees in the garden. Picture: Handsome Properties. Thirty acres: 80 Musavale Road, Eerwah Vale, Qld 4562: 6 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, 6 Car Spaces:Price $1.4M. Now that’s how to stonewall. Picture: Handsome Properties.To recreate his gardens — on a much smaller scale of course — think parklike lawns with casual dining settings under trees, and the scent of lemon and olive trees in the garden.While his original olive oil mill might be a step too far in the suburban blocks of Brisbane or the Gold Coast, later owners did convert this to a guesthouse in the grounds — clearly an option for those on acreage.If living in Michelangelo’s dream home is a couple of million dollars too far, there are several homes on the market right now that are rekindling the romance of Tuscany right here in Queensland (see below).FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOKTuscan tinge: 70-72 The Oval Drive, Mount Nathan Qld 4211: 5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, 4 Car Spaces:Price $940,000 — $950,000. Luxury: 17/61 Noosa Springs Drive, Noosa Heads Qld 4567: 4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, 3 Car Spaces:Price $2.75m.center_img Rustic to the max: 91 Pine Crescent, Esk Qld 4312: 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, 1 Car Space:Price $265,000. Exposed wooden beams are par for the course in his home. Picture: Handsome Properties.In a region awash with Chianti vineyards, medieval fortressed hill towns, hot springs and hills covered by poppies, sunflowers and cypresses, Michelangelo’s Tuscan villa was listed at about $9.65m ($US7.5m) by agents Handsome Properties International, according to TopTenRealEstateDeals.Meticulously preserved, it comes with his original deed which said he was a “dear sculptor and Florentine citizen”. Michelangelo had bought the 900sq m farmhouse in 1549 at the age of 72 with the 2.4Ha property staying in the Buonarroti family for over 300 years.A “Juliet” balcony would be the ultimate this Valentine’s Day surely. Picture: Handsome Properties.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market21 hours agoA dining setting under a tree canopy would be an easy way to add romance. Picture: Handsome Properties.To get into his headspace, think large stone fireplaces, wood-beamed and barrel ceilings, and exposing the original brick in walls.Michelangelo’s home was sprawling with eight bedrooms, seven bathrooms and fireplaces everywhere — though admittedly the kitchen may be a little bit too rustic for today’s taste.The kitchen is rustic, yet there are paintings in it. Picture: Handsome Properties.last_img