Located in Mezzegra on the Western shore of Lake Como and situated within 50 metres of the lake, this truly magnificent property known as Villa Merz consists of two detached Residences and a swimming pool with pool house set within 6.800 square metres of beautiful landscaped private parkland.
The property dates back to the 1920's and the present owner has painstakingly renovated both The Villa and La Depandance (The Annexe) maintaining much of the original layout and features.
The villa has a living space of 330 square metres and contains four bedrooms. The main entrance of the villa faces the lake and is accessed from one of the properties two entrances - the lake road entrance. Upon entering the villa, the Reception area contains the original tiled flooring and opposite the entrance is the staircase again an original feature constructed from Carrara marble. The layout of this majestic villa is as follows:
Lower Ground Floor
Below the imposing marble staircase is a door leading to the lower ground floor level which houses an impressive wine cellar with stone walls and vaulted brick ceiling. The ambient temperature ideal for wine storage
Adjacent to the staircase is a large office (originally a bedroom) which contains a window that overlooks the parkland to the rear of the villa.
Either side of the Reception area is the kitchen to the right, and the living room to the left
The kitchen runs the length of the villa from the front where there is a window overlooking the lake to the rear overlooking the parkland ensuring a light airy feel to the room.
The stunning living room sweeps three sides of the villa from the front, the left-hand side and the rear and includes a combination of windows and patio doors which again provides natural light throughout the living space.
In the Reception area between the office and the living room is an original fresco, below which is a WC with washbasin.
At the first floor level, there is a large striking en-suite bedroom to threes sides mirroring the layout of living room on the ground floor below. There is also a second large en-suite bedroom. In addition, there is a storeroom which houses the heating system for the villa
The second floor contains two substantial en-suite bedrooms, a kitchen area, a living area and a boiler room and so could be converted into a self-contained apartment. One of the en-suite bedrooms mirrors the footprint of the living room at the ground floor level
The Annexe is situated 20 metres from villa, has been renovated to a high standard which would rival many villas within the area. This spacious Residence has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a WC with washbasin contained within a total living space of 185 square metres. There are two entrances to the Annexe, one towards the rear accessing the first floor of the Residence, the second at ground floor level. There is also a large patio area to the side of the Annexe (accessed from the lounge)
The layout of this sumptuous Annexe is as follows:
Entering the Annexe at the ground floor level there is a fully fitted kitchen, a living room, a utility room, large bathroom, WC with washbasin, and a large room. This room could be used for a variety of purposes including a second bedroom or possibly a gym, the latter would be ideal given its proximity to the bathroom and the second entrance to the Annexe.
At the first floor level there are two large bedrooms, a living room and a bathroom.
The Annexe contains fixtures and furnishings from The Villa, including bedroom furniture and original cast iron radiators. The separate entrances and layout provides the opportunity for the purchaser to convert the Annexe into two superior quality apartments without having to undertake any substantial work
The large and substantial extensive parkland lies predominantly to the rear of The Villa and The Annexe and contains manicured grassed areas, a variety of shrubs and trees including a selection of fruit trees.
At the furthest point of the parkland situated in a secluded area is the pool (12 metres X 6 metres) surrounded by a large terrace and adjacent to the pool house which contains a kitchen area and bathroom along with the pool plant machinery.
Opposite the pool and at the perimeter of the parkland is the main vehicle entrance to the property with parking space for several cars
This stunning property is steeped in history and the present owner has updated both buildings whilst maintaining many of the original features and fittings, outside the addition of the swimming pool secluded behind greenery does not detract from the parkland environment or historic buildings. This property is a truly exceptional and a jewel in our portfolio ofLake Como properties for sale
Mezzegra has an array of shops and bars and within 2 minutes drive of Lenno which is an important centre on the western shore of Lake Como and forms part of Tremezzina. Lenno is where Villa Balbianello a beautiful eighteenth century villa owned by the FAI from 1988 is situated, famed more recently as the location of Hollywood movies such as Star Wars, Ocean Eleven and Casino Royale.
Lenno has many facilities such as restaurants and bars, two supermarkets, banks, shops and a beautiful lido overlooking the wonderful Venus Bay.
Every Tuesday Lenno plays host to a very picturesque Market that runs along the lakeside and where shoppers can find a variety local products.
Since appearing on A Place in the Sun (2001) Gemma has developed her agency into a dynamic team experienced in meeting the requirements of a domestic, foreign and overseas clients, the latter being the main focus of the business.
Based in Lenno (Lake Como), Gemma and her team work tirelessly to ensure clients needs are fully met, by placing them front and centre along every step of the purchasing process from initial enquiry to property purchase and beyond. It is no coincidence that many clients maintain contact and utilise additional services that the team offer including property development, property management and rentals, self-build projects etc., etc. So, whether you are looking for a getaway, second home, primary residence or investment opportunity, why not contact Gemma and her team – their knowledge, skills and experience can turn your dreams into reality