You Can Buy Michelangelo's Tuscan Farmhouse for $7.5 Million

Handsome Properties, (U.S. Brokerage November 2015)
Handsome Properties, (U.S. Brokerage November 2015)

Love Italian Renaissance art and have a cool $7.5 million burning a hole in your pocket? The Tuscan villa of legendary sculptor, architect, and Sistine Chapel painter Michelangelo is currently on the market, TopTenRealEstateDeals.com reports.

Michelangelo was in his early seventies when he purchased the property and its surrounding lands in 1549. After his death, the property was passed down through the artist's family for more than 300 years; its last owner reportedly preserved and modernized the home before putting it on the market.

Other than an impressive legacy, the residence comprises three multi-story buildings and boasts 10 bedrooms, a lemon orchard, Chianti vineyards, and an olive grove and olive oil mill.

The entire six-acre compound—along with a copy of the home’s original deed, which refers to Michelangelo as a “dear sculptor and Florentine citizen”can be yours for $7.5 million. While that might seem like a bargain to some art aficionados, finding a buyer for this rolling estate has not been easy.

The historic home first hit the market in 2015, with a price tag of $8 million. Nearly three years later, it's still looking for the perfect buyer. Could a $500,000 price drop be the answer? Only time will tell. If it sounds like the home you've always dreamed of, you can check out the full listing, courtesy of Handsome Properties International, here. Or browse through the photos below.

Michelangelo's Tuscan farmhouse is on the market in Italy

Michelangelo's Tuscan farmhouse is on the market in Italy

Michelangelo's Tuscan farmhouse is on the market in Italy

All photos courtesy of Handsome Properties, (U.S. Brokerage November 2015)

[h/t TopTenRealEstateDeals.com]

This Smart Accessory Converts Your Instant Pot Into an Air Fryer

Amazon
Amazon

If you can make a recipe in a slow cooker, Dutch oven, or rice cooker, you can likely adapt it for an Instant Pot. Now, this all-in-one cooker can be converted into an air fryer with one handy accessory.

This Instant Pot air fryer lid—currently available on Amazon for $80—adds six new cooking functions to your 6-quart Instant Pot. You can select the air fry setting to get food hot and crispy fast, using as little as 2 tablespoons of oil. Other options include roast, bake, broil, dehydrate, and reheat.

Many dishes you would prepare in the oven or on the stovetop can be made in your Instant Pot when you switch out the lids. Chicken wings, French fries, and onion rings are just a few of the possibilities mentioned in the product description. And if you're used to frying being a hot, arduous process, this lid works without consuming a ton of energy or heating up your kitchen.

The lid comes with a multi-level air fry basket, a broiling and dehydrating tray, and a protective pad and storage cover. Check it out on Amazon.

For more clever ways to use your Instant Pot, take a look at these recipes.

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This 10-Year-Old Is Sending Art Supplies to Hundreds of Kids in Homeless Shelters and Foster Homes

Evgeniia Siiankovskaia/iStock via Getty Images
Evgeniia Siiankovskaia/iStock via Getty Images

She may be stuck at home, but Chelsea Phaire has found a way to connect with hundreds of kids during the COVID-19 pandemic. As CNN reports, the 10-year-old from Danbury, Connecticut, has used her time in isolation to send 1500 art project packs to kids in foster homes and homeless shelters.

Phaire had been interested in starting a charity from a young age, and on her birthday in August 2019, she launched Chelsea's Charity with help from her parents. Instead of birthday gifts, Chelsea asked for art supplies, and all the items she received went to a homeless shelter in New York. The Phaires have since set up a wishlist on Amazon, so anyone can donate supplies for the art kits. One pack includes crayons, paper, markers, gel pens, coloring books, and colored pencils.

In recent months, Phaire's mission to provide resources to underserved kids has become more vital than ever. Schools around the country have closed to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus, which means kids have less access to art supplies than they did before. Young people may also be dealing with increased stress and boredom from being isolated inside. By sharing art kits, Phaire hopes to give them a healthy outlet for their struggles.

Chelsea's Charity has donated more than 1500 kits to schools, shelters, and foster homes since stay-at-home orders rolled out in March, which is more than was donated in the initiative's first five months. COVID-19 has forced Phaire to do some things differently: While she would normally get to meet many of the people she helps in person, she now sends all her donations by mail. Until it's safe to travel again, she's staying connected to kids through social media, as you can see in the video below.

[h/t CNN]