Lake Como may be the most beautiful spot in northern Italy. After all, with the soaring Alps and crystal waters, what view could be better? It’s here, in this magnificent region, that we find this luxe villa.
A Celebrity Favorite
For nearly 2000 years, Lake Como has been a hot spot for the well-heeled. Even wealthy ancient Romans flocked to the area for rest and relaxation. Today, the region still beckons the world’s wealthy and elite. In fact, homeowner’s of this luxe villa are virtually guaranteed to see some famous faces out and about. Madonna, Sir Richard Branson, Donatella Versace and Sting have all owned luxury homes in Lake Como.
George Clooney was one of the first Hollywood stars to settle in the area in 2002. As the story goes, while traveling through the mountains surrounding Lake Como on his motorcycle, he stumbled on to Villa Oleandra, then owned by the Heinz family. For Clooney, it was love at first sight. He bought the luxury estate in Laglio the same year. The villa even made an appearance in the star’s movie, Ocean’s Twelve.
The quaint village of Laglio sits on the western shore of the west branch of Lake Como’s Y-shape, also called the Como Fork. Dream homes and luxury hotels line the shore while olive groves and vineyards fill the surrounding hillsides. Cobblestone streets meander through the town proper leading to charming boutiques and scrumptious trattorias.
In truth, Laglio is the quintessential Italian town.
North of busier Cernobbio, Laglio keeps life peaceful. Visitors often travel to the village to relax from everyday life and commune with nature. However, Laglio also has a host of sights worth exploring like Chiesa di San Giorgio, The Church of Saint George. This baroque church, with its stunning architecture and artwork, sits right in the town center.
A Luxe Villa on the Lakeshore
Indeed, the owner of this luxe villa can surely say they live in heaven on earth! This 26,909 square foot home nestles up against the lakeshore of Lake Como providing unobstructed views of the water and mountains. A 35,520 square foot, multi-tiered Italian garden, complete with balustrades and well-manicured hedging, surrounds the villa. Towering trees and creeping create a sense of drama. And the patios dotted throughout the landscape make for perfect spots to dine al fresco.
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This four-level home boasts seven bedrooms and 17 bathrooms. A plethora of arched windows let in an abundance of natural light and allow for magnificent views from nearly every room. Much of the design is a crisp white accented with elegant, gilded ornamentations on the wainscoting and crown mouldings. But the focal point of the interior is surely the graceful staircase that sweeps up to each level.
The Luxury Lifestyle
Opportunities for recreation abound at this stunning villa. Of course, located on the shores of Lake Como, homeowners can easily indulge in a variety of watersports. In fact, the walkway and dock provide direct water access. Moreover, this estate has not one but two pools. A lovely patio surrounds the long outdoor pool which overlooks the lake. And the indoor pool, complete with jets, also has a waterview.
No fitness club membership for the owner of this luxe villa! The large fitness and spa area is spacious enough for all your wellness needs. But instead of watching your form in the mirror, enjoy the stunning view of the Alps soaring over Lake Como. Of course, no workout would be complete without a massage in your own spa area!
Aside from delighting in the plethora of local vineyards in the province of Como, oenophiles can enjoy bottles from their own collection stored in the villa’s 2,000 bottle capacity wine cellar. In addition, the playroom, billiard room and home cinema provide fun activities for residents of all ages.
This one-of-a-kind luxury estate will easily be the gem of any real estate portfolio. From the exquisite views to the opulent living space, this luxe villa is just waiting for you to call it home.
Italy Sotheby’s International Realty lists this luxe villa and will provide the asking price to prospective buyers.