Como (Como) - Portion of VILLA GUIDO RAVASI - THE LORD OF SILK
COMO - Famous today in the world for the beauty of its landscapes and for the suggestion evoked by the lake, in the first half of the '900 was the cradle of the golden age of silk.
And it is precisely this villa of extraordinary charm, which chose the genius Guido Ravasi, pioneer of silk processing and patron of the art, to live and make it a place of literary meetings, immersed in the green hill of Cardina.
The villa, immersed in a large park, was built between 1897 and 1910 and elegantly renovated in 1980, subdividing it into two distinct properties completely independent and bordering on one side to ensure total privacy to both wings. The one we offer for sale today is the east side, a large portion of 300sqm on two floors plus the attic, surrounded by its own exclusive park.
The entrance on the ground floor is sumptuous, high ceilings with beautiful original coffered ceilings and a charming balcony overlooking the elegant double living room. The environment is extremely bright, cozy, with a large wooden fireplace placed in the center of the room, windows framed in boiserie and a wonderful original library in the background. From this room you go to the large dining room with its monolithic stone fireplace and overlooking the porch, and finally to the kitchen and services.
On the first floor is located the large master bedroom, with parquet floors, coffered ceiling, large windows, a magnificent terrace overlooking the old tower of the villa, en-suite bathroom and walk-in closet. On the same floor there is a small service room with its own bathroom.
On the upper floor, attic with exposed beams just restored, there are three more bedrooms with two bathrooms.
The park, accessible from the living room and the dining room has an extension of about 3,000 square meters, of which 1,000 in front flat and easily accessible.
The Hill of Cardina, just 5 minutes from the famous shores of the lake, is an enchanting place, once the exclusive holiday resort of nobles and writers who loved the landscape and tranquility; today it remains little known by foreign tourism of the lake, thus preserving its elitist traits. Among its most famous inhabitants, Cardina can boast Bruno Munari and Marcello Piccardo, important exponents of Italian art, design and cinematography of the 20th century. Already Carlo Linati, in his volume "Passeggiata Lariane", speaks with flattering tones of the hill of Cardina, stating that, even if "elegantly populated at the base, in the top it is still quite pure and virgin". These words, said in his time, are still current. Cardina remains a special place to live, five minutes from the shores of the lake, but in a decidedly exclusive and uncontaminated context. To complete the property four parking spaces and a cellar in a small building detached from the main body. *** Services The hill of Cardina borders to the north with the municipalities of S.Fermo della Battaglia and Cavallasca; to the west with Switzerland and the district of Ponte Chiasso (highway bridge); to the east with the District 7 of the Municipality of Como (via Bignanico); to the south and south-west with the district of Sagnino. Particularly significant are the green and wooded areas with beautiful views of Switzerland and the first basin of the lake, in particular from Pin Umbrela in the Regional Park Spina Verde, and Mirabello, at the urban park of Cardina. The endowment of services is satisfactory for those essential: two kindergartens, two elementary schools, middle school, pharmacy, two bank counters, post office and sports fields.