Coldwell Banker Global Luxury - Ameglia, SP

Between Liguria and Tuscany, in the shelter of the Apuan Alps, at the mouth of the famous Gulf of poets, is a unique property, called "Villa of the Angel", fascinating history and unique architectural features. The complex is situated in a beautiful park of 17,500 square meters overlooking the mouth of the Magra river and the marble quarries in the village of Bocca di Magra, a tourist destination of interest due to its proximity to the Cinque Terre and for the convenience of the port. It was built at the end of ' 800, commissioned a British architect from Bernardo Fabbricotti, descendant of one of the most powerful families of Italy who dominated the world market between 800 and 900 of the marble. Carlo Andrea, eldest son of Bernardo, destined to prestigious diplomatic positions at the Italian Embassy in St. Petersburg, following the wishes of his wife Helen Blanche Murray moved to Bocca di Magra, a place much loved by his wife. Therefore he of the Castle property not far from the Villa Fabbricotti, the Angel, his private residence. It is said that the czarina of Russia has spent his summer holidays at the villa, Carlo Andrea guest. The two properties were connected by a tunnel that was bombed during World War II when the villa was requisitioned by senior Nazi officers. Badly damaged by bombing is passed to the current owners, who have cared for with commitment and dedication the substantial renovation work in 1970. The access to the villa is recognizable by a long wall of rocks, done from the main road by a wrought iron gate and a driveway path completely paved in porphyry cubes. Through the long driveway, it breaks into a large private park of around 2 hectares, consisting of portions for Woods and olive groves, rich in trees with low, medium and tall trees with Evergreen bushes or inflorescences of value interspersed with areas used to garden with old trees. In the garden, in an open area, you can also provide for the construction of a swimming pool. The green of the pine trees in the natural forest up the Hill leads to art nouveau villa, perfectly groomed and in good repair. The House is placed in a diagonal position, at the entrance to the village, visible at a distance from the slender tower soaring with tall columns of white marble. The building features a neo-Romanesque and Renaissance style, not immune to acerbi touches "" detectable mainly in pictorial panels and Tower in ornamental friezes of bands. All around is a large white marble balustrade dividing the domestic area underlying terraces, a landing with double ramp ladder leads to the lower level of the garden and cellars. A staircase leads to the spacious terrace overlooking the Alps and makes visible, on sunny summer days, the isola Capraia and Gorgona. The residence has two floors in front and on four levels in the back, past the underground floors. The original entrance is striking for the white Carrara marble floor with bands of bardiglio and yellow Siena, full columns in Calacatta Carrara white columns, capitals compounds in Carrara white. Currently, the villa is divided into two units, connected by the main staircase in marble, over which stands a skylight Liberty made by brothers Chini in Florence. The first unit is characterized by a circular staircase in the prestigious rose marble that combines all levels. Features local cellar, various storage accessories, kitchen with dining area, three different seating areas, four bedrooms and related services and local closets. On the fifth floor you enter the tower with a splendid loggia with trefoil openings with arched Central light on three sides consisting of columns, capitals and white marble entablatures. The second drive is connected in his plans by a rectangular wooden staircase. Even in this case there are rooms cellar, basement and laundry, before recovering in the habitable zone with kitchen, large living room, dining room, living room with large terrace, four rooms, local study and sitting room with skylight. On the fourth floor there is a large terrace with panoramic views over the mouth of the Magra. The interior finishes of prestige were made using materials such as rare marbles availability, parquet, plasterwork, silk upholstery. All surrounded by frescoes, marble columns and unique furnishings. Adjacent to the villa stands a lemon-House consisting of a fully glazed building whose purpose is to mend the plants during the winter season. Against the backdrop of the large lawn there is a lodge enriched by marble and finds there is a bronze copy of the famous sculpture of "Piggy" by Pietro Tacca. There is also a garage carport and service spaces for garden tools in addition to manufactured goods accessories, small manufactured guest use in excellent condition, inside the forest. Reference: 3404