A magnificent lake facing property with gate house, guest house and pool in an impressive, beautifully planted park.
A magnificent 1930s villa over four floors that sits in a dominant position with unobstructed views over Lake Maggiore.
The south facing exposure enhances the seasonal blossoms and the abundance of naturally warm light inside the villa. The impressive views may be enjoyed from all over the property however from the raised ground floor terrace one can see the Lombardy side of the botanical park, and an endless view of the branch of Lago Maggiore that extends to its lower border.
On the raised ground floor, the impressive entrance hall leads to a study, a guest cloakroom, three lake facing interconnected reception rooms, followed by a formal dining room and a service kitchen (linked to the main kitchen by a dumbwaiter). All the reception rooms open on to the magnificent large lake facing terrace.
On the garden floor of the house lies the main, extremely spacious kitchen, an ancient vaulted cellar, a dining room, a billiard room, a study, a TV family room, plus the spa area with sauna, steam bath and a small gym. There is also a very large outside vined porch which in summer is a magnificent dining/party area.
On the first floor there are four main bedrooms, each with its own bathroom and two with dressing rooms and a lake facing terrace. Three are exposed to the south and one to the east.
On the top floor, redesigned in 1999, there are 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a laundry area.
The tranquillity and peace of a two acres of park make this property unique for lovers of privacy and greenery.
The park contains many tall trees and a massive presence of azaleas, rhododendrons, olea fragrans and ancient camellias, as well as several seasonal blooms such as roses, peonies, wisteria.
Three of the main external wall are covered with ficus repens, that camouflages the house so it naturally fits into the botanical context.
At the foot of the park, in a secluded area, is a large swimming pool built in 2007. There is also a panoramic terrace overlooking the lake, porch, dining area, kitchen and changing rooms.
The renovation of the villa was made in the 90's with extreme care and use of sophisticated materials, mainly marble and local wood.
At the entrance to the property there is a gatehouse and a guest house. The first is a three storey building divided into two apartments, that could be occupied by a caretaker and/or staff and the other a country house with a garage on the ground floor and a newly renovated loft on the upper floor.