Luxury villas for sale on Lake Como €600k – €2m
The trend has been to build modern villas with 3 or 4 bedrooms and a reasonable amount of living space, set back from the lake. An underground garage and outside space for a pool are quite usual, and most offer good lake views. Newly built villas are often purchased with a final fittings and finishes budget included so you can choose the interior style to suit your tastes.
It is often the case that a new villa is constructed as far as ‘builder’s finish’ – meaning a completed structure with all internal finishing to be undertaken once you commit to purchase. The purchase price will include internal finishing to a specified standard (for example with a particular range of bathroom fittings, and an allowance for wood or tiled floors). This enables you to personalise your apartment through the choice of materials, with the completed price adjusted according to your choice of more or less expensive supplies. Agreeing a purchase at an early point in a build schedule can allow you to devise your own internal layout, lighting plan and have sufficient plug sockets which can be a real plus.
Space is at a premium on Lake Como and we know which modern villas will provide the degree of privacy and security you require. New villas are most often found around Menaggio, Tremezzo, Mezzegra and Lenno, or on the hillside above Cernobbio, with other opportunities scattered around the attractive areas of the lake.
Modern villas tend to follow a fairly standard design format, which is nevertheless quite acceptable to most international buyers. There are some builders and architects who apply rather more imagination and produce a more eye-catching finished product, with the price tag probably reflecting this stamp of individuality.
Within a budget of around €2m you will not usually find a modern villa that is lakefront, unless you go to more distant towns on the lake where travel times tend to be significantly longer and the local infrastructure less well developed.
3 – 5 bedrooms and 200 - 400m2 of internal living space
Great lake views, generous terraces or garden, a reasonable degree of privacy
Likely a swimming pool
Ample parking, with underground garaging usually included
May be within walking distance of local amenities