We offer for sale a period villa, in a unique panoramic position in the hamlet of Bee, on the hills dominating Verbania.
Completely renovated in 2015, this rare, south-facing villa offers an impressive 180° view of Lake Maggiore and is immersed in a private park of approximately 5,000 square meters designed by a landscape architect.
The vast renovation kept the original exterior of the upper villa intact, extending the top and ground floor surfaces and adding a pool house equipped with wellness and entertainment areas. It utilized the best level of craftsmanship to deliver a high specification, very modern interior, with top of the range materials, outstanding finishes, and luxury details throughout the property, as well as innovative smart building technologies.
The living quarters are distributed over four floors, and the main access is from the private parking area into the first floor. This floor consists of a main entrance, a vast open-plan kitchen-dining and living areas for a total of 120 sqm, opening onto a balcony and a landscaped garden terrace with a paved lounging area, all with sweeping views of the lake and its surrounding mountains. A majestic fireplace, a powder room and a utility room complete the floor.
Central to the living area is an architectural feature unique to this property: an impressive open spiral staircase, made of steel, with a 3-storeys crystal chandelier at its core, that leads to the sleeping quarters on the 2 upper floors.
The second floor comprises of 2 master bedrooms, both with direct access to a terrace overlooking the lake, with walk-in wardrobes, en-suite bathrooms, walk-in showers and whirlpool tub.
The third floor is composed of 3 additional double bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms, and an additional walk-in wardrobe.
On the ground floor are located another 3 luxury guest bedrooms with independent access from the garden and individual sun-lounging patios, as well as an independent 2 bedroom flat with an open plan kitchen and living room, perfect for staff or extended family. All the ground floor bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms, walk-in wardrobes and stunning views.
All the windows and doors of the villa are glass-only (frameless) externally with oak frames internally, all rooms have individual thermostats to regulate the underfloor heating and cooling system and all have dedicated speakers that allow you to play the same music throughout the property. There are also a home theater sound system in the living room and 2 other surround sound systems: one in the pool area and one in the master bedroom. All systems can be controlled remotely via a web server and related apps.
The terraced garden of the villa boasts breathtaking views of the lake, an infinity pool with a whirlpool area and an outdoor shower, all overlooked by a contemporary pool house containing a fully equipped kitchen and dining area, with glass sliding doors opening onto a covered lounge area. An additional wellness center is situated under the pool house and it includes a fully equipped gym, a sauna, a Turkish bath and a walk-in shower with chromotherapy.
The property is a energy class A, carbon neutral house, with 14KW photovoltaic panels that provide all the electricity needed by the whole property, including the 2 heath pumps that feed a geothermal system for both heating and cooling.