Villa Sofia is a beautiful Belle Époque villa, lovingly and impeccably restored by the present owner combining elegance, sophistication and charm. The property is entered by a traditional iron gate. The villa is surrounded by a lovely garden with Mediterranean plants together with a romantic gazebo and a sunny terrace, perfect for breakfast or evening aperitifs. A small natural area is ideal as a vegetable garden. To the property belong four private parking bays just across the street. A grand entrance hall leads to the left to a spacious formal living room with decorative plastered ceilings and access to the...terrace area and garden. To the right an elegantly furnished family/tv room leads to a modern and fully-equipped kitchen with dining area. In the hallway there is a powder room. The original staircase leads to the 1st floor accommodating a master suite with dressing room and en-suite bathroom with shower and two sinks. Also on the first floor is another a double bedroom with balcony plus a charming bathroom with shower. From the bedrooms as well as the landing with a second balcony stunning views of Lake Como, Cernobbio and the mountains can be admired. The second floor/attic accommodates two bedrooms for children and a bathroom. On the lower ground floor there is a guest bedroom, a maid’s room, a bathroom with shower and a laundry. During the accurate renovation many original period details were retained including facade decorations, floor tiles, staircase, bannister, internal shutters and doors with wooden cornices as well as garden elements. New features include mosquito screens, wooden and double-glazed windows, air conditioning, alarm system, kitchen, bathrooms, electrical, heating and piping systems as well as a completely new roof. Cernobbio offers a variety of restaurants, bars, boutiques and art galleries, as well as the weekly market, the lido, the famous Hotel Villa d’Este, the congress center Villa Erba and the ferry stop from where boats take passengers to e.g. Como, Bellagio and Menaggio. Cernobbio has a logistically favorable position; it is only 5 km from Como and the highway connecting Milan and Lugano, thus Switzerland, Milan and the main airports of Northern Italy are easily reachable.
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