THE ADDRESS Magazine Summer 2014 - Page 212

A scenic property in that perfect setting, surrounded by the Alps L ake Maggiore has been popular for centuries, with many high-end second home buyers enjoying luxurious lakeside villas and verdant gardens. A lake view home on the shores of the beautiful Lake Maggiore sits atop of many wealthy Italians’ wish lists making them a key component of demand; however, they are joined by a large number of Russian, British, German and US purchasers. The popularity of the area is nothing new: set close to the Alps, a lakefront home on Maggiore has been much in demand for literally centuries. Beautiful surroundings, elegant villas, close to Milan: what is not to like about the Italian Lakes? The area is recognised for its stunning scenery and lake views and attract an international set seeking luxury property for sale in the Italian Lakes. Because this region is so popular with Italians and so close to the Alps, property prices have remained stable. Lake views are a prerequisite for most luxury buyers but with a finite supply of stock around the Lakes prices have held firm in the last years. Dating from 1600, this unique villa is brimming with charm and character. Surrounded by beauty four seasons of the year, natural splendour and set idyllically, waterfront living has never been more blissful. Blending traditional architecture and a sublime setting, the serene and private waterfront property sits on 600m² of peaceful grounds that border Lake Maggiore. Uniquely, the 212