Villa Negri is a beautiful Belle Époque villa built over 100 years ago as a summer house. It takes its name from the Italian poetess Ada Negri, who took inspiration for her poems and novel from here.
The villa has been lovingly and impeccably restored by the present owner combining elegance, sophistication and charm.
Villa Negri is entered by traditional iron gates opening onto a gravel driveway with ample parking for 6 cars. The drive is surrounded by Mediterranean trees and flowers together with a sheltered dining area.
A grand marble entrance hall leads to the left to a spacious living room with decorative plastered ceilings and an original marble fireplace. To the right an elegantly furnished dining room seating 12 leads to an adjoining fully-equipped kitchen with granite work surfaces.
At the end of the hallway there is a bathroom. Immediately outside the back door in the kitchen is the laundry house.
The original marble staircase leads to the 1st floor accommodating a grand master bedroom with an original terracotta floor and a pair of full length glass doors leading onto a balcony overlooking the lake and trees. This bedroom also enjoys a magnificent en-suite bathroom. Also on the first floor is another a double bedroom with balcony overlooking the lake and trees, an adjoining single bedroom plus a charming en-suite bathroom.
The 2nd floor accommodates; a large double bedroom with an original fireplace and lake views, with stylish en-suite shower room; and a further two double bedrooms, one of which with double aspect windows and lake views, a modern shower room, and a pretty bedroom with garden and mountain views.
A spacious dependance with three cantinas and living accommodation above in need of renovation could be turned into staff or guest accommodation.
A sunny terrace accessed by a gorgeous iron bridge from the 1st floor is perfect for breakfast or evening aperitifs. This leads up to a lush and beautiful garden of 2000 sqm with wonderful lake views as well as a stunning 12m x 5m swimming pool and a wisteria covered pergola with barbecue area for al fresco dining. This magnificent garden can also be accessed by a grand staircase leading from the parking area.
Villa Negri is situated in the heart of the pretty and picturesque lake side village of Laglio, only 15 minutes from Como, the Swiss border and the motorway connecting Lugano with Milan. The airport can be reached in 45 minutes. The beach and several excellent restaurants and bars as well as a range of local shops are within walking distance. In addition there is a boatyard, slipway and public moorings close by.