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  • Garage
    Guest house
    Staff quarters
    Wine cellar
  • For sale / For rent 
    For sale
  • Countryside / Rural
    Winter sports
    Boating / Yachting
    Close to Airport
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Property for sale in Località San Maurizio in Brunate, just below the famous Alessandro Volta Lighthouse, with access from the main square, where there are only private residences and three restaurants. The complex enjoys great privacy without being isolated, however. It faces south with panoramic views over the plains toward Milan and with glimpses reaching the Piacenza hills, the Ligurian Apennines, Monviso and the Monte Rosa chain.
Was built in 1892 for the Counts Crespi di Vaprio d'Adda and is evidence of the first pre Art Nouveau (with reference to Tudor) settlement in the area and is composed of several buildings for a total of about 1,200 sqm, scattered in 16,000 sqm of centuries-old beech woodland.
It has undergone radical conservative renovation of the materials during 2002 and more recently between 2019 and 2022.

The main building of about 500 sqm. is the manor house with a Celtic cross plan that rises on four floors: on the lower garden floor, with exposed brick barrel ceilings, is the kitchen and dining area with fireplace and bowindo, as well as a large ventilated wine cellar, laundry room, boiler room, bathroom and ironing room. On the ground floor- the upper garden area- are the main entrance with bowindo, small guest checkroom, a large bathroom, two living both with fireplaces, a small study with bookcase, a small bar room, and a veranda across the south front of the main facade, which houses another panoramic sitting room. The first sleeping floor is occupied by three bedrooms with three bathrooms as well as a checkroom. The top floor (attic) houses two more bedrooms with fireplaces and panoramic balconies, a bathroom, a makeup room and a checkroom.

The Dependance of approx. 320 sqm is part of the service building behind the main villa, but located higher up and therefore with wide panoramic views. It is composed on the upper floor of a living room with seventeenth-century monumental fireplace (from Burgundy) obtained in a newly restored and perfectly insulated conservatory, large kitchen and office with bathroom and independent access: on the back, towards the concierge and on the street front from the main area through a protected porch; on the lower floor, connected by internal elevator, there are three bedrooms with direct exit to the garden, three en-suite bathrooms and large wardrobe room. Completing this area is a laundry room and a large storage cellar. The whole building is equipped with air conditioning.

The gatehouse of about 150 sq. m. is on two levels: on the street level, with independent access, a bathroom and a large kitchen area; on the upper level a living room, a bathroom, and two bedrooms, one of which has an internal wardrobe.
The rooms under the tennis court (a renovated former lemon house) now comprise a small apartment with two bedrooms and two bathrooms, totaling about 70 sq. m.
In the garden above is a heated swimming pool (10 x 3.5 m, 120 cm deep) made of natural stone and a bar area, as well as ample covered parking.
The Tower from the top floor offers a view of Lake Como, from Villa Olmo to Cernobbio: currently on the ground floor there is a bathroom for the pool;
The Greenhouse, just below the pool area, consists of two rooms: one work area with fireplace and water source and the other glazed and irrigated for crops.
The vegetable garden still one level below composed of cultivated and irrigated flat area suitable for outdoor cultivation.
Rustic well spaced from the other buildings and with independent driveway access is on two levels and is completely to be renovated of about sq. m. 120 (60 per floor) currently used as storage but to be recovered as living to create 4 more bedrooms and 4 bathrooms or a small independent unit.
Service building containing 5 garages and a large service room (laundry - ironing - storage) with independent access and large maneuvering area completely renovated.
The park with the old pedestrian access also from the south side (towards the village) is planted with centuries-old red and green beech trees as well as other valuable plants (such as holly and cotonaster): it is traversed by pedestrian paths for its entire extension and furnished in some places by panoramic stone lounges typical of the time of construction. Fully illuminated with twilight-controlled lights.

Access: two automated driveways and five pedestrian entrances from all sides of the property.
The area is automatically irrigated, served by internet radio link and protected by internal and external intrusion alarm as well as robbery alarm connected with Private Police Service and the local Carabinieri station in the village, which is 2 km away.
There is the possibility, complying with national regulations that require simple notification to the aforementioned Carabinieri station and the E.N.A.C. (Ente per il Volo), for helicopters to land, station and take off from the property. There is also a public helicopter take-off - landing pad a few dozen meters away.
In Brunate there is the funicular train, which in 7 minutes connects the center of the village with the center of Como, and the main road that in 15 minutes by car allows to reach Como.
The property is located at about 840 meters above sea level, with very comfortable summer temperature, between 20 and 28 degrees maximum during the day.
Since 2021 it’s partially operating (from March to October), as a Relais, with 6 rooms of very high standing, www.villinorubini.com
Adjacent, with also direct access from the property, is a 700-square-meter building, completely renovated in 2023, used as a restaurant and leased to outside managers, with a 5 % annual return, purchasable separately for 1.5 million euros.

The request for this property is € 4,000,000.00

Bene Habitare di Francesco Ugoni
via A. Volta, n. 62
22100Como  Como
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