Internal surface: 4,500 m2 approx.
External surface: 45,000 m2
This majestic Art-nouveau villa for sale is located near Milan, in the green Brianza area. This 17th-century estate was commissioned by Italian poet Carlo Maria Maggi, a master of Milan’s modern literature, who often cited this villa in his works, describing it in great detail as its source of inspiration.
The noble family Visconti di Modrone then lived here, including Luchino Visconti, who particularly appreciated it; he was one of the most famous and esteemed Italian directors in the world thanks to its masterpiece “The Leopard”.
The whole property was renovated in 2008, enhancing its charm and historical architectural features by using only high-quality materials and finishes. The house, while retaining the charm of a 19th-century building, is equipped with the most modern air conditioning, heating and humidification systems with remote home automation control. The villa measures 4,500 m2; its several floors are connected by an elevator.
The villa’s entry is grand, with Roman statues, a staircase and original 19th-century white marble columns. The ground floor is home to the main hall and its charming 19-th century fireplace, a spacious living room with a stunning old hearth, and a billiard room to spend leisure times with friends. The dining room features a round table and a 17th-century fireplace with original stones to enjoy during winter.
On the first floor there are two suites measuring 50 m2 and featuring a soundproof walk-in closet, satellite tv, a bookcase, and LED lighting. The sleeping area includes ten bedrooms, eight bathrooms, and terraces overlooking the luxuriant garden.
The top floor is home to a unique veranda with a spectacular fresco painted with light touches and fair colours, that creates a bright atmosphere. The big windows on this floor also offer a panoramic view of the surroundings, including the outdoor swimming pool that can be used in summer.
Those who love sports and relaxation will surely enjoy this property’s fabulous 15-metre-long swimming pool, featuring light effects and direct access to the garden. The relaxation area offers a Jacuzzi, a sauna, and a Turkish bath. Movie fans will enjoy this estate’s cinema, which has one hundred seats and all comforts. This property is completed by a cellar with fine Italian and international wines.
This villa is surrounded by a spectacular 3.5-hectare park with centuries-old trees, several kinds of flowers and a 300 m2 swimming pool surrounded by nature; there are also a tennis court, a botanical garden, a football field and a heliport.
It is also possible to restore this property’s outbuilding to create a guesthouse. This estate is in a very private area but also close to the services offered by big cities like Milan and Monza. Its proximity to the famous and prestigious Lake Como should also be taken into consideration.