For Sale €11,000,000 - Villa
Villa Le Magnolie estate commands a prominent hill top position with breathtaking views over the Golfo del Tigullio and the beautiful Portofino coastline. The villa is located only a short walk from the vibrant harbour town of Rapallo with its many eclectic retail stores and presents an abundance of restaurants and trattorias offering the finest Italian and mediterranean cuisine. Excellent golf and tennis clubs are nearby. An impressive gated private drive winds its way through the mature landscaped gardens of the villa, providing seclusion and privacy, whilst yet being located in a highly desirable location on the Italian Riviera. Genoa International Airport is 35km to the West while the cosmopolitan city of Milan and historic Florence are less than two hours by car.
The estate complex dating from the 18th century, presents a three storied villa, a chapel adorned with vibrant frescos, a pool with pavilion, wine cellar, hunting room and separate accommodation featuring a kitchen, living room and four en-suite bedrooms for guests or staff. There are two garages accommodating four vehicles set within the landscaped grounds. The terraced garden is a Mediterranean gem with beautiful azaleas, bougainvilleas, hydrangeas and lemon trees adorning the formal terrace and the garden features four magnificent magnolia trees that are considered to be possibly the oldest in Europe. Indigenous species incorporated into the design takes advantage and promotes the stunning vistas over Rapallo to the sweeping coastline of Portofino.
The villa is comprised over three floors and is formally served by a stunning entrance hall of a gated vestibule and features a grand marble staircase and elaborate plaster stuccos. Three spacious reception rooms and a dining room, rich with original details throughout, are orientated South to benefit from the glorious views of Portofino with access to the terrace and the stunning garden. The kitchen is also on the ground floor with access to the wine cellar and garage with a second staircase and a lift serving all three floors and the two sub basements. Three full bedroom suites, each featuring a separate lounge, dressing room and bathroom are located on the first floor and are of grand proportions with high ceilings featuring fine stucco work and beautiful marble / stone floors. The second floor is devoted to five additional bedrooms all of which are served by en-suite bathrooms. All rooms are of generous proportions and present glorious views. [xyz-ihs snippet=”hidedollar”]