Many grand mansions boast park-like settings, but this Genoese villa is literally one.
Dating back to 1813, the renovated neoclassical Italian mansion is located in the Portofino Regional Natural Park, a protected coastal area in northern Italy along a Mediterranean inlet called the Ligurian Sea. Perched on a hill that separates the villages of Portofino and Camogli, this villa offers views of the Gulf of Tigullio.
Once a small fishing village, Portofino is now a picturesque destination for jet-setter yachts. Colorful houses line the shore. Boutiques, restaurants and art galleries surround the main square.
The understated Camogli remains a more authentic representation of the old Italian Riviera, filled with colorful palazzi, wine bars and seaside eateries.
The villas are surrounded by formal gardens, lawns and mature trees. Stone blocks mark the corners of the peach-coloured façade, while contrasting dark green shutters flank the windows.
Mixing historic and contemporary styles, this home offers 450 square meters (approximately 4,800 square feet) of modern living space. You can see the sunset from the large terrace in front of the living room. A dining room, sophisticated kitchen, and powder room complete the ground floor.
The primary suite with dressing room, bathroom and balcony is located upstairs. There is also a study and another bedroom. Above it are two more bedrooms with private bathrooms.
On the top floor is another bedroom with a dressing room and bathroom for a total of 5 bedrooms. A staircase leads to a roof terrace with views all the way to Genoa.
Below the house is a swimming pool with a spacious deck offering panoramic views of the bay and coastline. His 20-square-meter (215-square-foot) building near the pool can be used as a yoga studio.
A separate 45-square-meter (484-square-foot) residence with living room, kitchen, and bedroom may be guest or staff accommodation. There is underground access to the main house.
Jacopo Del Maestro, Managing Director of Building Heritage, is a listing agent for properties located about a 15-minute drive from the Rapallo highway.
He envisions a family purchasing a vacation home for use “all year round, or as a seasonal retreat from the stress of the city.” The weather, he says, is “excellent in the spring and fall, and the summer is great with night breezes.”
Asking prices are available upon request and can be negotiated to include furniture.
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