Rosa is a bubbly Cuban living in Miami and Alex is a traditional Frenchman also living in Miami. When they said they wanted to come to Lake Como to look at property to purchase Rosa said to me they would love to have their experience shared with all on House Hunters. When she said this and I established she was serious I picked up and rang the producer of my previous episode. They said they must do another shoot on Lake Como and Rosa and Alex were selected to have their experience shared. Their dream was Menaggio as it held very fond memories of wedding anniversaries and vowel renewals for them both. As usual, the list of requirements was quite tough, but they were happy or even keen to undertake a renovation to achieve their dream result. On Lake Como this widened the choice of suitable properties as many need some form of renovation. Rosa and Alex deemed no project too big. With such contrasting personalities finding the perfect property was never going to be an easy ask. Rosa is the more romantic emotional partner, whereas Alex keeps his feet firmly on the floor and his head on the numbers. Certainly an interesting episode to watch and see whether I could fulfill these two very different set of requirements in just one home.
This time the film crew were English and came from the UK specifically to film this episode as Rosa and Alex had a tight timeframe if we found the right home for them. A different experience, as always amazing setting and scenery and some exciting properties. Renovation in a foreign country can always be tricky and many don’t feel ready or able to take on the challenge. With the reassurance that we were able to assist with the introductions to the right company and help manage elements, combined with Rosa’s innovative flair and eye for design, they readily saw renovation as the best route forwards for finding their perfect home, with the goal a new years eve party for family and friends. The gauntlet was thrown down for Ultissimo to find the perfect property.