Loft style design villa pieds dans l'eau
This modern and luxurious villa stands directly on the water, like a floating boat, and is one of the most extraordinary properties on Lake Como.
The building dates back to 1921 and was a shipyard until 1960. During the recent renovation it was transformed into a luxurious loft style villa.
Its dimensions and linear architecture in white concrete as well as the large windows on the water are the main features of this geometric marvel. The property also impresses with its contemporary Nordic style that is reflected in the design furnishings.
The geometric lines of white cement, the oak and resin floors and the large windows with dark iron frames - about five meters high - stand out with the beauty of the lake landscape and its green and flowery banks.
Moored on the water like a luxury boat, the property is spread over three levels connected by stairs and an elevator. On the ground floor there is the large living area with two living rooms and its modern open kitchen which leads to the 350 sqm terrace with swimming pool, furnished by the famous design studio Royal Botania with a Corten fireplace, specially designed for external use. The property has a pier and a beach for exclusive use. The ground floor also includes a fully equipped gym, a room with dark oak walls and a Sir William Bentley billiard room. All the eight suites feature private en-suite bathrooms, most have terrace and breathtaking lake views.
On the third floor there is a large apartment with access to the 500-sqm terrace overlooking Bellagio. The property includes a large garage and the staff house with outdoor parking and a small garden. Included are staff services, chef, waiter, housekeeping, concierge.
Menaggio is one of the most fascinating municipalities around Lake Como and is located on its western shore. The property is located in the hills district, famous for his views of Lake Como, the world famous Bellagio and the Mountains of the Valtellina. The Villa Vigoni, home of the Italo-German cultural centre, is nearby, as is Menaggio's golf club – one of Europe's oldest! Como's shipping company offers comfortable year-round connections to other famous and picturesque locations on the lake, such as Bellagio. It will pick you up from the gorgeous, long lake promenade.
Whilst the lake provides a plethora of possibilities for lovers of water sports, the back-country invites you to walk and wander, to trek and ride your bike or mountain bike.
The city of Como is 37 km away, the Swiss city Lugano, with its regional airport, is 29 km away, and can be reached in half an hour. The Lombardic metropolis Milan with its international airports Malpensa and Linate is 83 km away (1.5 hours by car). Lovers of winter sports can drive to Valtellina and the skiing resorts of Grisons in 2 hours.