Overlooking Lake Maggiore, with a private beach that enjoys absolute privacy, Villa Ada
Troubetzkoy It was built around 1866 by the botanist Pyotr Troubetzkoy and was the home of the famous family of the same name and hosted famous people such as the actress Eleonora Dusethe painter Daniele Ranzoni and the president of the United States Ulysses S. Grant.
The Russian prince and general Pietro Troubetzkoy and his wife, the American opera singer Ada Winans, met in Florence where she perfected her singing and he carried out diplomatic duties on behalf of the tsar. In 1864, at the birth of her first child, Ada decides to interrupt her career to devote herself to the family. Since the prince was a great lover of botany, they decide to stop on Lake Maggiore where they rent a house in Sassonia and here was born Paolo, the future sculptor of international fame (Pallanza is the Troubetzkoy Museumwhich exhibits many of his works).
The property, now on the Lake Maggiore real estate market with Italy Sotheby’s International Realty, is immersed in a 23,000 sq m botanical park characterized by imposing palm trees and a splendid winter garden, former orangery and lemon house, today a place of relaxation with a majestic fireplace and a wood oven. Eleonora Duse loved this house, she loved to wake up early in the morning to admire the sunrise.
The villa, with 9 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms, is spread over 900 square meters and has on the ground floor an elegant and bright living room, the music room, the kitchen and the dining room. On the first floor there is the master bedroom, adorned with precious details, with a 90 sqm terrace that offers a unique lake view, as well as two apartments with private bathroom and kitchenette. Same comforts for the 4 apartments on the second floor, plus a mini apartment on the attic floor.
Selling price: 6,800,000 euros. Interested?
Source: Vanity Fair