Luxurious Historical Villa By Lake Maggiore
Wonderful 19th-century lake-facing villa for sale on the border with Stresa
Charming estate with a park, pool private beach and a dockyard for exclusive use by Lake Maggiore
A luxurious villa of very ancient origins, among the most famous by Lake Maggiore, is for sale in the stunning town of Belgirate, on the border with Stresa.
Its exclusive position directly by the lake, its 1,700 sqm of internal surface divided between the main house and the outbuildings, the private beach connected directly by an underground passage and the pier for private use contribute to the uniqueness of this property that belonged to the family of Napoleon III.
Dating back to the early 19th century, the villa was built in a late neoclassical style on the walls of a previous religious building for Mathilde Laetitia Wilhelmine Bonaparte, daughter of Jerome, Napoleon's younger brother. Subsequently passed into the ownership of the Russian prince Vladimir Andrevic Dolgorukij, the property was remodeled only at the end of the last century, while the big park that surrounds it has remained intact in its original design, conceived by Anatoly Demidov, husband of Mathilde and well-known enthusiast and builder of gardens, especially in Tuscany.
Its convenient natural location, in one of the towns of the Piedmontese shore of Lake Maggiore, ensures an always pleasant microclimate, while its strategic exposure, slightly oblique to the coast, has been designed to improve the panoramic view from any internal environment, rooms included.
Many of its architectural elements refer to the style in which the building was built: the neoclassical. The design of the façade is also strongly neoclassical, in which the symmetry of simple and elegant lines prevails, interrupted by windows that illuminate the rooms on the ground floor and the upper one, offering a wonderful lake view.
In the large park of 1.3 hectares that surrounds it, a wonderful Italian garden opens towards the calm lake waters, which can be accessed from a private passage under the road, next to a splendid big swimming pool, complete with a dedicated sunbathing area. There is no shortage of spaces dedicated to parking, thanks to a garage for six cars and a long driveway that crosses the garden, connecting the access road to the entrance of this splendid estate.
- Swimming pool
- Private parking space
- Fitness area