“A beautiful and unique Villa with a 16th century Andalusian patio and 18th century façade with a splendid view of the famous Lago Maggiore’s Borromeo Gulf , built around a verdant inner courtyard, located in a historic garden with access to a terrace, a Japanese water garden, a rose garden and arboretum. An hour drive North of Milan and walking distance to shops and the main boulevard along Baveno’s lake shore.
The entire property is organised with a view to provide a place to relax and spend time with friends and family. Baveno is in close proximity to Milan – a regular train connects to Milan’s central station and Porta Garibaldi in the middle of the trendy Corso Como neighbourhood.
The ground floor has an entrance hall, a sitting room, a salon and a kitchen.
A master bedroom looks out over the terraced garden. Three additional rooms can be found on that floor as well. Two full bathrooms.
The two bedrooms on the top floor offer a spectacular view of the Lago Maggiore’s Golfo dei Borromei featuring the Isola Madre, Pallanza and the Swiss mountains as a romantic backdrop
A guesthouse with two apartments, each with a surface of around 75 square meters, was recently restored. Each apartment has a bedroom, a bathroom and a fully equipped kitchen.
The Villa is located in the middle of a garden designed and laid out by Maurice Blondel – a famous and influential Catholic positivist thinker from the Sorbonne university who authored the “Philosophy of Action”. After the first World War Blondel came upon the house in the small village of Baveno during one of his first trips to Italy. He seized the opportunity to buy the property and subsequently dedicated himself to the planning of the various areas of the garden. He did this with constant reference to his own way of experiencing his faith and private life. The garden therefore includes a formal Italian box garden depicting the Lilly that symbolizes the Holy Mother Mary. He also constructed a Japanese and a rose garden, and in the already existing Arboretum, planted even more exotic trees from Persia, South America and Australia.