Piero Fornasetti’s former villa on Lake Como with breathtaking views

Posted on Sun, 4 Feb 2024 by KiM

I spent a good hour hunting for a decent property for sale to share when I finally spotted this gem and nearly fell off my chair after checking out these views of Lake Como. Then to my surprise as I started saving the photos and glanced at the description I learned this was once the home of artist and designer Piero Fornasetti!!! Ah mah gawd!
Nestling in 3.7 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens with woodland is this luxuriously renovated 4 bedroom villa with guest house, enjoying panoramic lake views from its enchanting location in Varenna. It underwent extensive renovation in the 1950s, so as to make it the most striking testimony to his unmistakable style, of which it retains many distinctive elements, both inside and outside. The property was enlarged and entirely renovated in 2021 and has 2 living levels as follows: on the ground floor is a large entrance hall and living room with fireplace and dining area, large kitchen, study room, storage room, bathroom and porch overlooking the magnificent garden. On the first floor is the master bedroom with bathroom and walk-in wardrobe, two spacious bedrooms, bathroom and balcony. Adjacent to the entrance is a small guest/caretaker’s house, about 40m2, consisting of a single room with entrance and bathroom, also renovated in 2021, it has a panoramic terrace on the roof, with a spectacular view over the entire lake, all the way to the tip of Balbianello. For sale via Prestige Property for €2,800,000.

Sparky says:

How fun to see this! I’m a long-time admirer of Piero Fornasetti’s work!

barbward says:

Magnifico !
You had me at hello, with the marble entry, color washing interiors & exterior,
viewscape. Arrivederci Kim. Leave the keys in the mailbox.
I love Sundays

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