Prestigious Historic Mansion In The Lombard Countryside

Villa for Sale in Merate

  • Price: Price Upon Request
  • Interior (mq): 3.500
  • Bedrooms: 30
  • Bathrooms: 20
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Christie's International Real Estate - Milan Exclusive is pleased to offer for sale this prestigious historic home located in the Lombardy countryside, in the province of Lecco. The construction of the villa, in the classic Lombard Barocchetto style, is said to have been completed in 1702, as can be seen on the frontispiece of the attached chapel dedicated to Saints Ambrogio and Galdino.

The property, of about 3,000 square meters inside, is spread over a land of about 10 hectares formed by various gardens. The main house consists of a large central body where, on the ground floor, there are three large halls, a dining room, a gallery and a theater. On the second floor, accessed by an impressive staircase, are the large bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. Outside, adjacent to the villa, are the former farmsteads and ancient farmhouses, which, after careful restoration, have now been transformed into three beautiful apartments with their own garden overlooking the important English-style park.

The English garden, which opens in front of the house, features a variety of very rare tree species from various parts of the world. Among the most magnificent specimens are the centuries-old oriental plane tree, the asplenifolia beech tree and some Lebanese cedars. The sinuosity of this garden is precisely a characteristic of the English garden, where the gaze is lost in nature and the physical boundaries disappear, allowing the viewer to walk through the garden and discover Romanesque statues, a pond and some fountains. At the back of the villa is a famous and charming Italian garden, laid out in terraces on the hillside, divided in the middle by a perspective directrix of ramps and stairs. Here, hidden among the small green hills, is the "Secret Garden". This marvelous scenery can be admired and contemplated through the large windows of the halls of the main body and from what was the barn in the days but is now a large apartment of about 400 square meters.

To complete the importance of this property, on the left side of the main building, there is a small chapel dedicated to Saints Ambrose and Galdino and a swimming pool created from an existing spring that fed the ornamental fountains of the Italian garden. The swimming pool, modernized in all its facilities and of considerable size, is equipped with a changing room, a former greenhouse for the protection of plants during the winter season, a kitchen, and a service bathroom with shower, as well as dedicated technical rooms.

*This information and floor plans are for reference only and do not constitute contractual items.*