This lakeside jewel is one of the most luxurious and elegant estates on Italy’s famed Lago di Como. This prestigious property, one of the most well-known on the lake, has recently been listed for sale by the London office of Christie’s International Real Estate for a reported sum of $35 million USD.
The lakeside villa is one of the greatest of all the legendary estate properties on Lago di Como, or Lake Como as it’s commonly known, the most fashionable lake in all of Europe and perhaps the world.
“This is a unique opportunity to acquire a luxury residence in this highly desirable region,” notes Giles Hannah, Director of Sales at Christie’s International Real Estate in London.
Located near George Clooney’s famous lakeside residence of Villa Oleandra in Laglio, Italy on Lake Como, this estate represents an exceedingly rare offering in today’s market for high-end luxury homes in such an exclusive and desirable area. Set in its own parkland, the grounds of the luxurious villa abound with cypress and palm trees that shield this stunning property.
The unique and peaceful setting on the lake’s edge is replete with flowered gardens and emerald lawns.
The grounds of the luxurious villa look directly across Lake Como over a 3-kilometre-wide stretch of water to the breathtaking town of Bellagio. In what has been described as a fairytale village, Bellagio has earned the nickname “The Pearl of the Lake” and has been voted as one of the most beautiful towns in the world. Featured in Vanity Fair, Harper’s Bazaar, and The DailyTelegraph, Lake Como’s “newly transformed gem” has recently undergone a multimillion transformation and renovation under the guidance of designers from Milan fashion house Etro.
The current owner, an entrepreneur, purchased the villa in 2007 with the dream of making it one of the most celebrated houses in Italy. Working together with his wife, who is a prominent and important figure in the Italian fashion and design industry from the Milan fashion house Etro, they spared no expense in the transformation.
Meticulously restored, the residence provides an atmosphere of modern luxury while radiating a classical ambiance. The villa’s style is contemporary chic with top-class luxury and elegance. An expert interior design team was also involved in the villa’s multi-million-dollar revival, and the majority of the elegant furnishings will be available.
Throughout the home, large windows have been superbly positioned to maximize the glorious surrounding views. The palatial interior feature a richly appointed living room with an elegant classical fireplace and wall cabinetry. The villa boasts six double bedrooms and one twin-bedroom suite that may comfortably accommodate up to fourteen people. The ample and luxurious accommodations offer plentiful space for residents and visitors alike. The design theme of the villa is evident in the contemporary-classical chic bedrooms. The facilities throughout the villa mix opulent luxury and old-world charm in a refined fashion that is both pleasing and deliberate.
A dedicated family floor with a playroom offers a place for family gatherings with the children. An outstanding custom-insulated and climate-controlled private wine cellar will delight the oenophile. The villa’s estate also includes a separate building on the compound that houses a custom-built spa. A very impressive, fully equipped climate-controlled window-walled gymnasium is also included in this impressive estate in its own dedicated building.
Directly accessed by a private walkway, an outdoor infinity swimming pool spills toward the lake and the awe-inspiring mountainous landscape. The view from the panoramic infinity pool across Lake Como is one of the most celebrated and breathtaking in Italy. Ornate gardens also overlook the jaw-dropping scenery, in addition to a lakefront terrace and a gazebo perfect for alfresco soirées. To fully enjoy the beautiful scenery of Lake Como, the Villa boasts a private lakefront terrace.
The villa also includes its own boathouse, and Riva docked on the water for water sports and pleasure use. The extensive grounds of the estate also include a private helipad hidden by vegetation. This is a feature of this luxury villa that confirms it was designed for only the most affluent.
As one of the grandest villas on Lake Como, the estate features inspiring architecture and spectacular landscaping. The extensive gardens and manicured leisure areas of the villa provide a welcome and luxurious retreat on the shores of Lake Como. These blend perfectly with the natural beauty of the parklands surrounding the estate.
The luxury Italian lakeside Villa is set on the western shore of Lago di Como, which is commonly known as Lake Como; this timeless jewel is located in Griante, Italy, near Tremezzo. The villa sits across and directly overlooks the idyllic village of Bellagio, with the breathtaking peaks of the Italian Alps in the distance.
“Its location close to several international airports and near Milan offers an additional convenience to the international ultra-high net worth individual in search of convenient, exceptional accommodation, not to mention the many famous Hollywood stars who frequent Lake Como,” said Giles Hannah, Director of Sales at Christie’s International Real Estate in London.
Imagine the luxury lifestyle of perfection that awaits you in this incredible villa. A continental breakfast in the Gazebo. Fine Italian dining and spectacular entertaining by the infinity pool, which overlooks one of the world’s most famous lakes. In short, a dream comes true in one of the world’s great Como villas in a legendary property with a breathtaking view and irreplaceable location. This is truly luxury living at the highest level.
Lago di Como Lakeside Villa Features
- Spa and gym, each in its own dedicated building.
- Infinity overflow pool and terrace overlooking Lake Como below.
- Spectacular private terrace on the lakeshore, perfect for dinner parties.
- Breakfast/sundowner terrace by the main house.
- B&O television and Wi-Fi in every room.
- Extensive gardens and parkland throughout the property.
- Custom-insulated and climate-controlled Private wine cellar.
Additional Villa Features
- Villa has 7 bedrooms (6 double, 1 twin) 5 en-suites and 2 shared bathrooms spread over the 1st & Roof Floors. The Villa comprises of a total of 4 floors.
- The Gym & Spa are both housed in their own dedicated building in the Gardens, and the indoor pool is with the Spa.
- Villa includes a dedicated family floor with a playroom.
- There is a Boathouse – by the lake with a Riva.
- An outdoor infinity pool (18 m x 8 m) is located in the gardens.