Luxury period properties on Lake Como from €4m
Most period villas were built to accommodate large families and their staff – 6 bedrooms or more and , separate staff accommodation. Expect to find properties with grand staircases, high ceilings with frescoes, plenty of marble and great lake views. Some are lakefront with a boathouse, others set back from the lake with substantial grounds.
The majority of larger period villas on Lake Como change hands privately and you will never find them advertised on the internet or sold through estate agents.
The majority of period villas are not in great shape. Their owners have not had a habit of spending to keep them fully updated, so be prepared to undertake some interior works. And unfortunately many of those that look great from the outside have had most of their period features eradicated by owners who chose to eradicate the features that we long to have.
6+ bedrooms and at least 500m2 of internal living space, wonderful frescoes, grand staircases and period features
Separate staff accommodation
Near perfect lake views, terraces and formal gardens
Ample space for parking and possibly garages
Close to local amenities