Carate Urio (Lake Como), a perfect apartment in a highly convenient and prestigious spot. A bright, 2 bed / 2 bath, 1,200 sqft apartment with magnificent lake views, romantic shore of Lake Como. This property offers the magic of waking up and enjoying the sunrise over spectacular Lake Como (access to the lake is at 20 meters away!)
It is an independent portion of a quintessential stone house which dates back to 1800, built with thick walls. The property in a quiet residential area, adjacent to parks belonging to the surrounding historic villas, and about 500 meters from George Clooney's villa, while still being very close to the village center. It is a prestigious apartment that combines the rustic external charm of the original stone and Roman lime plaster, with modern, elegant internal lines and materials (wood, steel, glass): the final result is lightness, warmth and well-being.
The conservative renovation ended in 2014, and kept many original features, restoring them to their historic beauty. The renovation utilized many years of research and study, working according to the principles of bio-architecture, making this house a rare jewel in the area, as it retains much of its uniqueness and character, while also having the comforts of a contemporary home.
The property is currently a holiday house and holds the highest score available on each of the three portals used to rent it.
The apartment consists of: a large entrance, 430 sqft living room with lake view and open kitchen, 2 bedrooms, study (that can be transformed into another bedroom), a technical room, 2 bathrooms. Hundred years-old front door of solid chestnut wood.
Floors: original Lombard terracotta from the mid 1800s and brushed larch wood. High quality finishings, all materials and paints are biological, wall heating in copper pipes, solar panels for hot water, thermo-fireplace that can also be used with the glass open for cooking, wood pizza oven. Marble countertops in the bathrooms and in the kitchen.
On Winter evenings, sitting in front of the fireplace, admiring the lake below in its many shades of color, is priceless. Sufficiently secluded to feel out of the "hustle and bustle", but sufficiently close to Como, Milano, main airports and city life to have quick access to anything you desire.
The public car park and the marina, with the possibility of an assigned private space for a car or boat, are 30 meters away. 50 meters away is the bus station, and the ferry stop (Urio) is an 10 minute walk away. You reach good restaurants and cafes in just a 5 minute walk.
The wood, with deer and other wildlife, is only 15 minutes on foot in the direction of the mountains. After about 20 minutes of hiking, you can still find the abandoned quarry used to mine local stone.
By car you reach Cernobbio in 10 minutes, Como in 15 minutes, and Lugano in 30 minutes. Milan and Malpensa Airport are 40 minutes by car. FOR SALE: EURO 418,000 !!
Listing agent: Piero Lorenzo