Santa Maria Maggiore, the main country of the so-called "painters Valley", is full of important nineteenth-century villas and twentieth century. It was a French-Italian family, who built the mansion in mid-19th century as an extension of a previous structure dating back to 1600.
Between 2008 and 2011, with three years of intensive restoration, the villa has been renovated and restored to its former glory, with a complete remake based on conservative criteria.
Already stepped through the gate we visit a residence of great charm and character: on the front of the House, we cannot fail to be impressed by a sundial in the French style of 800.
Just at the entrance, we breathe warm and austere atmosphere. The living area is hosting us, nothing is out of place. High ceilings, big fireplace and view of the garden from two large Windows gives us a joyful feeling. We pass to the studio, where the stone fireplace is the element which characterizes this place for its particularity: it was once a kitchen ...
While we try to see every corner of the House we do not know where to linger before the look: colors on the walls, doors, floors, bring us back to what it was this old mansion, but playing a timeless artistic touch, without harming the comforts of a modern home. Much attention also to the plants and window frames; creates a direct natural gas heating, to make your stay in this comfortable Villa from every angle.
Continue across the corridor, we enter into the large kitchen and then go out into a garden almost the intent was to keep it a secret. A magical space shared with the back of the beautiful house built in early ' 700 at the height of its fortunes in Germany by Gian Maria Farina, the inventor of Eau de Cologne. Before the Garden we go down and here's a pleasant surprise, a large wine cellar with high ceilings to be used, as well as to keep food and wine, even as local meditation.
On the first floor there are three bedrooms, a study, a large bathroom, a covered terrace of 25 square meters from where we can see the garden and where do we stand in complete privacy.
The third floor is an attic. Beneath the stone roof (completely redone), there is a separate apartment for guests, consisting of three bedrooms with bathroom and independent services.
Santa Maria Maggiore is a municipality in the Val Grande National Park and is located in Valle Vigezzo, Northern Piedmont, just a few kilometres from the Swiss border.
One of the biggest reasons to recall in Vigezzo Valley is skiing, thanks to the beautiful natural slopes which link together the major towns of the Valley through pine forests and beautiful landscapes. In Santa Maria Maggiore, at an altitude of 800 metres, the Centre of the Fund from which runs a competitive level of 15 km that touches the towns of Druogno and Malesco.
The renovations were designed by architect Lorenzo Abagnale, a professional known in the Valley for the recovery of other important villas. Among his recent works include the recovery of a library of the Vatican State, in via della Conciliazione in Rome.
It was recently inaugurated a new nine-hole Golf Club's par 29, flanked by a practice area with putting green and pitching green. The field is located in a splendid basin surrounded by high mountains and bordered by pine forests.
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