7 bedroom character property for sale
Italy - Liguria, Ventimiglia, Ventimiglia
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- Rare Ancient stone tower of 1500 and further building of 1700
- Amazing Sea view
- Splendid Botanical Garden, Garden: 6.750 sq.m.
- Parking spaces
- Feasibility of helicopter pad
- Easy to amenities and restaurants
- Golf Course in Sanremo
- 17 km from Principality of Monaco
- 32 km from Nice International Airport
The dream of Sir Thomas Hanbury finds its modern expression in this property.
The dwelling was shaped with the utmost respect by his ideal heir, a person passionate about botany, a new pioneer enchanted and in love with this place, who strongly desired his house here, created his workshop and his botanical garden.
Two buildings, a Saracen Tower of the 1500 and a further building of the 1700, are two "guards", perfectly integrated in this enchanted oasis of about 7,000 square meters with a central botanical garden.
The interior spaces are unique in their kind, furnished with antiques to appreciate and love. Some walls of the tower are painted with shades, specially created by the owner, of red as coral and blue France. You can sleep in an ancient and immaculate fishing boat, you can swing in the middle of the loft admiring the sea, soak in a tub surrounded by shells, be inspired by the winter garden that captures every color and every hot ray.
The exterior is sublime: the garden of the property that houses countless varieties of plants including about 1,000 aloe plants is considered one of the largest private gardens in Italy so as to have been published by many magazines also foreign. Walking through the streets of the park is a unique and refreshing: you are surrounded by plants, by bright and delicate colors playing with gazebos, pergolas, terraces; the echium seem to come straight from the hill as purple spears as if to recall the historical task of this property.
Every corner bestows profusely sunrises and sunsets, marine and botanical exclusive paintings disputed by the best French and Italian Art museums and everywhere in this property is tangible the love for these places, for the uniqueness and exclusivity, for the sea , for history, for botany. "A thing of beauty is a joy forever" (John Keats).
The property is located in La Mortola, a charming Cape in the Riviera di Ponente that juts into the sea between the extreme west of the Liguria and the French Riviera. Here Sir Thomas Hanbury in 1867 anchored his boat and it was love at first sight; here he decided to stop after his many trips to the East and it was here that he realized his dream, a garden where exotic and Mediterranean species could live together. Today the Hanbury Gardens are unique in all of Europe for the variety of plant species and for the beauty of tropical and subtropical plants that grow vigorously thanks to the exceptional climate of this area. The botanical importance of this place is also in the waters of Cape Mortola with a marine habitat of the most interesting of Liguria, where there are freshwater springs including Polla Rovereto: an environment so unique in Liguria as to be considered a Regional Marine Protected Area. The transition from Liguria to the French Riviera is accompanied by environmental-, historical- and unique archaeological elements that highlight the rare beauty of this place: the color turquoise blue sea, the green of the many plants, bay Benjamin, the Balzi Rossi with rocks by red highlights and prehistoric caves, the eggs beach where you find famous people, artists and writers. The owners and their guests will enjoy an exclusive and enchanted place with a breathtaking view, so quiet and at the same time so close to everything: the fashionable Monte Carlo, Nice Cote d Azur airport, Cannes, Bordighera, Ospedaletti and Sanremo.