THE ADDRESS Magazine Summer 2014 - Page 226

home buyers from around the world, buyers seeking what they imagine to be the classic, unspoilt image of the country: blue water, sleepy, flowerfilled villages, captivating vistas and sunny skies. This fine historic villa offers premium living with the highest of quality and exclusivity on offer. The deluxe heritage home was conceived to make the most of its luxurious surroundings. It is a sophisticated combination of inviting comfort, good taste and everlasting value. The peace and tranquillity it delivers are second to none. Expertly renovated to retain its original charm, the 1880 historic home provides true beauty, inside and out. The Liberty-style villa is filled with period detailing, as one would expect from a property of its age and calibre. Showcasing captivating views from its elevated vantage point, the splendid residence delivers a superb vista of the lake. Boasting 400m² of timeless and sophisticated design, the villa fulfills all expectations for both formal and informal living requirements. The fine family home features a versatile floor plan, with multiple living and dining spaces, four bedrooms and expansive outdoor space. A large reception room overlooking the lake, with antique fireplace and original coffered wood ceiling, a lovely living room and kitchen, are just a few of the highlights of the superb villa. There is also a garage and an attic area of approximately 100m², with the possibility of extension. Set on private park-like grounds 226 of 5,500m2, with beautiful lake views and excellent sun exposure, the desirable property is perfect for enjoying that unique al fresco lifestyle. Completing the luxurious outdoor environment are a gorgeous pool (5 metres x 9 metres) as well as terraces and a wonderful covered porch overlooking the garden. Filled with indigenous flowers and plants (palm trees, azaleas, hydrangeas, camellias and rhododendrons), majestic trees (camphor, oak, chestnut, cherry and some fruit trees), the glorious garden surrounds the house and offers refined tranquillity, a soothing sense of infinity and, above all, absolute privacy. Embracing exclusivity and convenience in a peaceful setting, the stunning residence is close to all amenities. It is located in Ghiffa, a tranquil town that lies on the shore of Lake Maggiore. Giffa stretches out along the water's edge, with lovely Liberty-style villas lending a touch of class to the hamlet. The unique property is just 20 kilometres from the Swiss border and three kilometres from the lakeside town of Verbania. Elegantly appointed in style and comfort, this delightful villa embodies the very essence of a coveted lakeside lifestyle. Price: € 1.3 million. CONTACT Signature Residences Worldwide +44 (0)20 7095 8703