Simple Italian villa with curved glass walls on Lake Maggiore

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    Site: Lisa, Piedmont, Italy

    price8.5 million euros ($9.1 million)

    This faded, contemporary Lake Maggiore home features direct water access, a private marina, and a striking, curving design that includes a sculpture garden.

    Soothing ambient lighting accentuates the curves of the building after dark.

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    The simple Italian villa is located in lisa A city that attracts many international buyers, such as Donatella Versace. It was designed by Dara Huang of Design Haus Liberty and architect Roberto Manzetti in 2018, with a combination of high-quality materials and environmental features. It’s wrapped in frameless curved glass walls, offering lake views from most rooms.

    According to the sales details, Villa Mosca Bianco, which is for sale for the first time in its history, has appeared in a number of advertising campaigns for luxury brands and international architectural publications, although the owner could not identify the names.

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    Sale agent Alexandre Benedetti said Villa Mosca Bianco, whose name translates to whitefly in Italian, which comes from the Italian term meaning something rare and unusual, offers an “exclusive waterfront lifestyle in a home that is a work of art.” Its designers have written “architectural history and chosen the ideal location to do so.”

    Its inner outline ripples into four wings, each of which forms its own undulating shape. The sunlit bedrooms open onto the protruding balcony, supported by copper trusses that look like ukulele strings. Neutral interiors put the views center stage and reflect the white light bouncing off the lake.

    Villa Mosca Bianco opens onto a light-flooded two-story garden lobby, with views of the lake projected behind and a steady planting within. A floating staircase leads to the first floor while a brushed copper fireplace forms the centerpiece of the living room.

    Its architecture has a serene, calming and smooth feel, and is intended to facilitate a relaxed indoor and outdoor lifestyle, “encouraging activities such as yoga, reading, meditation, alfresco dining and recreation,” along with all the other outdoor activities the lake has to offer.

    Bamboo plants rise across the central lobby surrounded by glass walls.

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    This 3,519-square-foot single family home includes four bedrooms, five full bathrooms, one part bath, an open living area, entrance hall, multiple terraces, and a wraparound porch. It is located on an area of ​​0.84 acres of land facing the water.

    means of comfort

    Villa Mosca Bianco is equipped with a security system, a chef’s kitchen and a games room with a home theater. In the garden there is an outdoor kitchen, meditation area and separate garage.

    Hanging glass lights creep through a circular void in the ceiling, simulating raindrops.

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    Landscaped gardens surround the house, designed to offer sweeping views of the lake and the mountains beyond. It has a stepped design, with wooded stone brick steps, surrounded by mature trees that enhance privacy. Along the shoreline there is a boat ramp, berth and boat facilities.

    The property is positioned with optimal solar routing, passive ventilation, and is powered by solar energy and air source heat pumps, reducing its consumption by 60%. There is also a passive rainwater harvesting system and the fruit and vegetable garden provides an abundance of organic produce.

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    Neighborhood notes

    Located on the Piedmont shore of Lake Maggiore, Lissa and the neighboring municipality of Mina are home to such famous villas as Villa Campari, owned by former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, and Villa Mondadori, owned by Donatella Versace, and other luxury estates and mansion. .

    Lake Maggiore is the second largest lake in Italy and the largest lake in Switzerland. It has the snowy fringes of the Alps in the distance and many small islands, some of which feature lush gardens. Milan Malpensa International Airport is only 25 miles away, while downtown Milan – the Italian capital of business and fashion – is 50 miles away. The Swiss border is an hour’s drive away.

    The Italian lake was made famous in Ernest Hemingway’s film A Farewell to Arms, in which the hero and his lover wander across the lake in the middle of the night to escape the Carabinieri, or Italian military force, from war-torn Italy to neutral Switzerland.

    Agent: Alexandre Benedetti, CEO of Benedetti Luxury Properties, exclusive partner of Christie’s International Real Estate

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