9 bedroom villa for sale
Italy - Lombardy, Como, Como
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- Size of the House: 1.357 sq.m.
- Bedrooms: 9
- Bathrooms: 5
- Size of the Land: 2.6 hectares
- Swimming Pool: possible
- Views of LAKE
- Turret with a terrace
- Exclusive use of a dock and boathouse
- 3 outbuildings to be renovated
- Porch: 246 sq.m.
The villa is located in Griante, on the west shore of Lake Como, a place of rare beauty facing Bellagio where the two branches of the lake meet.
It is reached along a 24km lake-front road from Como town, with another 55km by motorway to Malpensa, Milan's international airport. It is 30km from Switzerland (Lugano).
Built between 1903 and 1904 for a german tycoon, the villa was the summer residence of Conrad Adenauer, first German Prime Minister after the end of the Second Wold War - the founding father of modern Germany and the European Community.
The Villa is set in the middle of a lush mature park of 2.6 hectares (6.3acres) combining hundred-year-old trees with mature shrubs and flowerbeds.
Exclusive use of a dock and boathouse, reachable via a private path. The marina, facing Bellagio, is capable of harbouring boats with deep keels.
The Villa :
The villa ( 1.357 sqm plus 246 sqm porch, colonnades and terraces) is built in a delightful style blending classical and early 20th century architecture.
The face towards the mountains features a splendid courtyard with formal marble pool, fountain, and bronze statues including a frog spitting water. Next to this fountain is a Thermal "Caledarium" (roman style hot bath)
The villa floor plan: ground floor, first floor, basement and attic / turret.
Ground floor: Four elegant sitting rooms, large entrance hall with magnificent staircase made in stone and wrought iron, large dining room, large kitchen, bathrooms etc.
First floor: Seven bedrooms, four large bathrooms, terrace.
Basement: Vaulted in brick, various cellars and service rooms, including the ancient kitchens.
Attic, terrace, turret: The attic has several rooms used as service staff accommodation. A turret with a terrace crowns the roof, with a unique and beautiful view of the lake below.
Other buildings: In the park there are three buildings which can be renovated: The guardian's house on 2 floors and two greenhouses. Approval is also available to construct another building of 350 sqm.
The current owning family bought the villa in 1918. Though maintained over the years, the villa clearly requires works of modernization.
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