Historic villa on the shores of the Como lake plus an annex for a total of 650sqm plus terraces and balconies. A lovely garden of about 3000sqm and a large patio complete the property.
The panoramic shore of the Lario has given notoriety to Moltrasio and made this magic shore of the Como Lake very famous and loved among aristocrats and artists.
In fact, the story is filled with magnificent villas frequented by celebrities, by the musician Vincenzo Bellini, Giuseppe Garibaldi and his wife the Marchioness Giuseppina Raimondi, or even characters like Anna Maria Berthier, Duchess of Piacenza and Princess of Wagram and the British statesman Winston Churchill . Turning to more recent times, Gianni Versace, fashion designer, and the musician Matthew Bellamy. Dwellings purchased by Russian tycoon Arkady Novikov, or the most prestigious Italian interior designer, Peregalli.
The Villa is located in Regina Vecchia street and is one of the first buildings on the banks of the lake
Is today recognized as a historical monument protected by the Fine Arts.
Recognized for the location and the architecture of the same architectural heritage, it underwent only under conservation work to avoid being distorted.
The building that houses the villa is on three floors: on the ground floor there are two large living rooms with French windows that have panes of ancient workmanship. In one of the living rooms the ceiling is coffered and the floor is made of wooden planks that create a refined design.
The same structure, typical of noble houses, can be found on the upper floors rooms. To be noted the high-quality roof lining, in moltrasina gray stone slabs. The view from inside the house is magnificent and the windows seem to be frames for small paintings of landscape, as unique are the views of the lake that can be enjoyed from the terraces on the second and third floors.
State and finishes
The villa was unchanged in its general form and therefore remains intact in its taste and appearance. Inside the villa appears today in state of disrepair and needs
a restructuring to return the former glory. For this purpose it was created a large project by architect Perani which involves the construction of a large day space for the reception of guests and receptions, and ample night space. The caretaker's house needs renovation and is possible to extend it.
The garden of approx 3000 square meters is a fine example of a typical nineteenth-century Italian garden. The surrounding wall is a dry-stone typical of the ancient villas near the lake, while a colonnade frames the entrance avenue, from which four staircases lead down to a lawn decorated with various plants such as: pitosfori, laurels, ficus repens, camphor calicantus and two hundred year old pine trees. The lawn is a scenic spot of unparalleled beauty. Surrounded by greenery, there is the caretaker's house that is architecturally different to the rest of the complex, since it was built in 1950.
The historic set of the “Italian Garden” has remained intact and ancient plants and flowers that are very rare today.
In the bottom of the grass, in the bushes there is an old gate that leads to a direct access to the lake or reach the small dock of Moltrasio.
Respecting the types of construction, the restoration, the villa lends itself to different uses: from the private home for unforgettable holidays to create a vacation home of excellence, to spend your holidays in peace.