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Our real estate column today he divides his time between Italy and California (with a stopover in Britain to breathe some Victorian air). Our country takes the field with its baggage of history and dolce vita, through two villas for sale that interprets the spirit of the lake and the sea in the most evocative way. The USA reacts with glam, but also with the architectural experiments for which they have always been ambassadors. And you, which side are you on?
A masterpiece on the water for sale on the Costa Smeralda
Opening the dance this Friday is a villa on the water, in Porto Cervo, emblem of the magical summer that we all want. The spectacular mansion dates back to the 1960s on the market (confidential negotiation) is the work of architect Peter Schneck, who conceived it not to harm the landscape, but rather to blend into it. Set in the pink granite of the famous Liscia di Vacca bay, the villa actually lends its nuances and forms, with soft, fluid and discontinuous volumes that blend into nature. The latter also takes on the appearance of a magnificent Mediterranean garden with the inevitable swimming pool that surrounds the villa and extends over a total area of 350 square meters. Inside, local tradition coexists with a contemporary touch, through material combinations of character that overlap glass, wood and stone.
A villa signed by Aldo Rossi for sale on Lake Maggiore
If you prefer the pensive silence of the lake to the Costa Smeralda, here is a proposal that will leave you speechless, not only because of the beauty of the views it is immersed in, but also because of the prestigious signature that characterizes it. We are talking about The Alessi family villa on Lake Maggiore, built in 1989 by one of the greatest architects of our time: Aldo Rossi. Spread over four levels, with five bedrooms, the structure has a massive and introverted side facing the street and a more open and graceful side overlooking the lake. To decorate it, the magnificent loggias and terraces with a classic taste, which invite you to fully experience the enchantment of the landscape.
A Victorian house with a modern twist in Cambridge
Our journey through the property galaxy now makes a stop in England, and more precisely in Cambridge, where it is located old residence in pure Victorian stylefinely restored and proposed on the market at a cost of £3.5 million. The striking feature of the house, spread over three floors and surrounded by a lovely garden, is its contemporary personality, which honors tradition but renews it with decisive and sophisticated choices that have nothing nostalgic or predictable. Just look at the modern oak and metal staircase that dominates the ground floor, for example, or the sculptural fireplace set up in the living room, where cozy rituals gravitate. The selection of materials and the craftsmanship of the details are the keys to an impressive restoration, signed by the McLaren.Excell studio.
Sharon Stone’s mansion for sale in San Francisco
Even today, we visit a celebrity as is now the practice for our column. This time it’s the turn of a superstar with a rough and disturbing charm, Sharon Stone, whose The San Francisco mansion is over on the market for 39 million dollars. We are located in the exclusive Sea Cliff area northwest of the city, one of the preferred locations for millionaires in search of privacy, tranquility and a more synergistic contact with nature. Built in 1908, Sharon Stone’s villa occupies an area of 789 square meters, with seven bedrooms and large common areas, which alternate dramatic scenarios with more intimate and collected atmospheres. The view of the sea and the Golden Gate, framed by giant windows and terraces, is breathtaking. The spirit that characterizes the house is still that of the beginning of the twentieth century, elegant and retro, with impressive fireplaces and dark wooden floors, subdued by cream-colored walls, but the comforts are definitely modern and extra luxurious, as expected from a diva’s home. ..
A designer house on the beach in Aptos
We go a little further south, up to Aptos, to discover the last proposal of the week, one the author’s house located directly on the beautiful Potbelly Beach, a naturalistic heritage worth in itself property price, equivalent to 4.97 million dollars. Tatum House was built in 1972 and bears the signature of the renowned architect William Turnbull, who here exhibits his specialty: to pay tribute to nature through an essential design, which in simplicity finds the way to connect with the landscape. The structure looks like a linear volume of concrete and wood, pierced by huge windows that let in the dazzling light of California. With four bedrooms and generous common areas climbing up three levels, the house is characterized by its stunning sea views and the plastic and straightforward grace of its volumes, which have remained intact and true to the original design.
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