Historic Art Deco Villa With Vineyard And Park On Lake Viverone
An Elegant Historic Residence in Piedmont with Lake View and Roots in the 13th Century
Frescoes, Vineyards, and Art Deco: Historic Lakeside Villa for Sale in Piedmont between Ivrea and Biella
Overlooking the ancient glacial Lake of Viverone, nestled between Ivrea and Biella, this historic villa for sale stands as a unique testament to the past, closely linked to the 13th-century Monastery of Santa Margherita. Spanning 1500 square meters across three floors, the villa blends ancient and Art Deco styles, creating an elegant and harmonious ambiance. Surrounding it are meticulously tended gardens with a pool, centuries-old trees, and 2 hectares of Erbaluce vineyards, offering an oasis of beauty and tranquility.
The lakeside villa has undergone various phases of renovation, assuming a distinctive appearance that merges antique features with Art Deco elements. Originally part of the Monastery of Santa Margherita, it now presents a fascinating blend of history and style. The exterior facade, reconstructed in the 1920s, mirrors the Art Deco taste of that era. Frescoes, exquisite flooring, and intricately carved wood paneling bear witness to the noble past of this residence.
The main villa spans 1500 square meters across three levels, comprising 12 bedrooms and an equal number of bathrooms. The exterior facade, constructed with handmade bricks and travertine in the 1920s, echoes the Art Deco aesthetics. Additions like the new sundial and an azulejo depicting the villa and vineyard enrich the decorative heritage. Frescoed halls, opulent floors, and artisanal details create an atmosphere of refinement. An imposing stone fireplace adorned with a coat of arms and decorations embellishes the grand dining room of the villa.
The inner courtyard, accessible from the garden via a portico, serves as a focal point with an open loggia. The cloister's wing, overlooking the inner garden, leads to the private chapel. The old stone well at the center of the inner courtyard is the very heart of the house. It's a unique space that offers both an expansive and intimate experience, connecting the garden with the villa's interior. A perfect venue for hosting guests, both welcoming and elegant. Renovated old stables and a former refectory, now a dining hall, complete the villa's captivating structure.
Adding a touch of class and originality, the property includes a 150-square-meter caretaker's house. The enchanting garden, a haven of tranquility, harbors a variety of rare roses, magnolias, and Lebanese cedar. The estate is complete with the pool (7.5x15 m), the glass greenhouse, the caretaker's house, and other outbuildings.
The 2-hectare vineyard cultivates Erbaluce grapes, bearing witness to the passion for the viticulture of the families that inhabited it. The terraced amphitheater encircles the villa and is dedicated to wine production. With 2 hectares of Erbaluce under production, the vineyard is integral to the area's history. Currently managed by a third party, the grapes are sold to renowned local wineries.
This extraordinary property, overlooking the distinctive Lake of Viverone, is a unique combination of historic elegance and modern comfort. It can serve as a luxurious private residence, a hospitality venue, an events space, a prestigious wine cellar, or an oenological retreat.
- Central heating
- Swimming pool
- Panoramic terrace
- Access for disabled
- Wooden floors