This gorgeous Italian-style villa was built in the 1920s and it sits gracefully on the shores of Lago Maggiore, in a quiet suburb of the famous resort town of Locarno, Switzerland. Known for its mild Mediterranean weather all year, fantastic restaurants and film festival, Locarno truly is the cultural capital of the Canton of Ticino. Perfect for raising children and all-year living, enjoying a leisurely lifestyle in the midst of the lake, mountains and endless blue sky.
Villa Chiesa is ideally situated on a pedestrian road along the lake, designed for biking and strolling. The center of Locarno is only a comfortable 15-minute walk away, as are many restaurants and supermarkets. The villa features a new swimming pool, manicured gardens, a double car garage, kitchen, living room, dining room and a separate guest apartment on the top floor. There are incredible views from every room over the lake and mountains and each room has its own large terrace.
When you arrive at Villa Chiesa through the wrought iron gates a double granite staircase will bring you to the main wooden entrance. As you make your entrance you will be welcomed by many of the original features of the villa, including original flooring, doors and stairs. You will find a modern kitchen with separate living room and dining room areas as well as a small breakfast nook overlooking the lake. There is also an additional room and bathroom on this floor, which can be used as an office or for guests. From the kitchen you have direct access to the pool and BBQ area, which is shaded from the sun in the summer by a pergola. There is a small bridge over the swimming pool, which brings you to the other side of the flowery garden. On the opposite side of the house there is a fountain, which lights up in the evenings and a terrace, from where you can enjoy the beautiful sunsets.
A wide, classical granite staircase brings you to the 2nd floor, where you’ll find the Master Bedroom along with 2 additional bedrooms and 2 modern bathrooms. There are balconies accessible from every room and amazing lake views from every window of the house. One of the bathrooms was just added recently and is brand new while the other bathroom has been completely renovated.
On the 3rd floor you’ll find a large open area which can be used as a studio, office, gym or games room. There’s an additional bedroom and bathroom (also newly built), suitable for guests, live-in staff or older children.
Heading back down to the basement you will find not only storage facilities, but also a large laundry room and plenty of space for a gym or a wine cellar. From the spacious double garage we have built a direct tunnel to enter the basement of the house.
Villa Chiesa is surrounded by a beautiful large mature garden, which is fully fenced. It is the ideal location for retired couples or young families with children as schools and all amenities are close by and accessible on foot. Finding a property along the shores of Lago Maggiore is nearly impossible as they very rarely come on the market. Also most of the homes are smaller summer houses. This truly is a unique, one-of-a-kind opportunity to own a piece of Switzerland in the safest and sunniest regions of the country. Villa Chiesa is not only a fantastic investment, but will also offer an unbeatable lifestyle.