Built in 1963 by famous Veronese architect Libero Cecchini, this residential home recounts some of the most visionary post war philosophies of craftsmanship, individualism and simplicity of form. Part of the Mies/Wright inspired school of design, there’s glamour along with a revolutionary spin on residential living that incorporates a clarity and purity of line and a post industrial ideology. Located just outside of Verona in Valpolicella, the house is unique for it’s architectural pedigree as it is for the amazingly curated interiors that inhabit it now. Grand is scope and scale, the house is expansive and bright with a unique system of structural walls that create a fluid internal quality without the need for doors to separate and create privacy. Composed of a wide open space hall and living area, the structure continues upwards to a staggered collection of vertical wings that house the five bedrooms and baths that can accommodate up to ten guests. Abstract in it’s layout, the interiors soar to double height with a variety of intimate living spaces and a massive wall of glass that floods the interiors in natural light. With a stunningly eclectic collection of original fine art, antiques and furnishings, this house is a collaborative artistic endeavor that unites both architectural and personal vision.
Overlooking spacious park like grounds with private flowering gardens, the huge swimming pool slides in below the living room floor for indoor outdoor flow and features a large lounge area for dining alfresco. Wholly unique inside and out, this house is a stunning fusion of artistic grandeur and style.
Wifi throughout, satellite cable TV, land line telephone. Gym and sauna. Housekeeping and laundry facilities, gardener and maintenace staff. Optional chef and private driver available. On site parking.
A UNESCO World Heritage site, Verona’s dramatic, romantic (Romeo and Juliet anyone?) and artistic heritage is a hallmark of thousands of years of history and it shows. From the ancient Roman amphitheater, to the Garda Lake and surrounding villages, the city is perfectly placed as a base to discover the northern most regions of Italy. Just under two hours to Venice, you’ll pass through Padua to the east with Milan two hours west and the lake regions of Como just an hour further. North through Trento you can reach the magical scenery of the Dolomites with the famous pink stones. The villa is at the center of the famous wine producing valley of Valpolicella just outside of Verona with some of the best vintners in the nearby villages of San Pietro Incariano, Fumane and Negrar.
Verona, Italy. Nearest Airport: Villafranca Airport (7.5 miles)
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Spring through Fall with warm summers
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