Villa Ortensia is located in Ponte Capriasca, a quintessentially tranquil residential village less than 9 km from the centre of Lugano and less than 4 km from Tesserete. The region, which includes the parish of Capriasca, is well-known for its residential neighbourhoods and natural setting (Lake Origlio, the hills of San Zeno, San Clemente and San Bernardo, and facing Val Colla), its sports and leisure facilities (sports and swim centre in Tesserete, playgrounds and other recreational facilities), as well as several cultural sites, all of which is set against a natural backdrop that is criss-crossed by a dense and extensive network of walking trails. This enchanting single-family villa on a square lot of approximately 1,000 m 2 faces south by southwest and occupies an elevated position near the historic village centre of Ponte Capriasca. While the villa enjoys a beautiful and unobstructed view, it is also peacefully secluded for maximum privacy. Built in the 1970s, it has since been renovated and expanded and is well-maintained. The spacious living quarters stretch out over 200 m 2 on the ground floor and include a semi-basement. The entry hall opens onto a living room with a fireplace. There are two conservatories, one of which is heated, a library/reading area, dining area, kitchen, powder room, master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, two generously sized bedrooms, a bathroom with shower, and a staircase leading to the semi-basement and cellar. In the semi-basement are the laundry room and two rooms which could be used as a home gym or for storage. Both of these rooms and the cellar can be accessed by a separate entrance that leads out to covered parking. There are at least two further open parking spaces available. The level garden was designed by a landscape architect and includes ornamental plants, automatic sprinklers and a small vegetable garden. The property also features a masonry outdoor storage building and woodshed. The house could be used as a secondary residence. As the house is zoned RE, IO 30%, IS 50%, it would be possible to carry out an extension.