A few minutes driving from Argegno and its shores we find Villa Gina Errano, a historic villa built in 1780 by an Austrian noble family.
One of the inhabitants of the house was none other than the well-known painter Baldassarre Longoni (1876-1956), a master of Divisionism and a brilliant artist active between the 19th and 20th centuries; moving between Divisionism, Realism and Naturalism, Longoni, a native of Valle Intelvi, was one of the most interesting painters of the Lombard landscape of his ages.
Since 2011, the villa has been completely and finely restored.
The richness of details and decorative choices, which reveal the passion for art and the different cultures of the world, is surprising: silk tapestries, very high-level coatings, and perfectly preserved original period details (flooring, frescoes, fixtures) that can be seen throughout the villa.
Every room oozes a different cultural vibe: from Japan to China, Russia, Italy. In this sense, the villa is somehow a unique multicultural experience.
The ground floor opens onto an elegant entrance hall, a spacious living room and a generously sized terrace with an idyllic lake and mountains view.
The bespoke kitchen features a majestic working fireplace in a dominant position.
Crossing the elegant stairwell with access to another balcony you reach the bright dining room, a delightful terrace overlooking the park, and a guest bathroom with a wooden door created by a well-known Russian craftsman.
On the first floor there are two wide bedrooms, one of which has access to a large panoramic terrace, a cozy “boudoir”, a second terrace and a bathroom with fine finishes.
The attic space comprises a wide open plan space with exposed beams and a spacious terrace.
The basement floor includes various technical rooms, a large cellar, storage rooms, a bedroom and a bathroom. A greenhouse and a porch complete the floor.
The expansive garden surrounding the villa, very similar to the botanical one of Villa Carlotta in terms of the amount of precious plants and flowers, boasts wonderful old trees.
The period furniture is available on a separate deal.
Ideal for buyers in search of the utmost privacy and for all lovers of properties with a unique historic allure.
To be seen!