For sale villa by the lake Stresa Piemonte

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For sale villa by the lake
IT Stresa - Piemonte
€ 3,600,000

Stresa “Villa La Sacca“

Located three kilometers from the historic center of Stresa, Villa La Sacca is a stunning lakefront building nestled in nearly two acres of centuries-old parkland.

The scenery is stunning, the view of the Borromean Gulf magical; a lakeside beach is just a short walk away, as are the many paths leading to the pristine forests above the property. The villa enjoys a unique position, facing the sunrise and overlooking the lake, with a magnificent perspective over the Gulf and as far as the snow-capped peaks of the Swiss Alps.

Just across the street from the villa, perched on a cliff on the opposite shore of the lake, is the 10th-century Monastery of Santa Caterina del Sasso, probably the oldest historic building still standing on the lake. Near the Villa, a small boatyard offers boat rental, docking and storage services.

On the lakefront that connects to Stresa, La Sacca is nestled among several prominent aristocratic properties, Villa Pallavicino with its botanical gardens, to name but one.

La Sacca was built in the immediate postwar period by Countess Maura Dal Pozzo d´Annone, whose memory is still vivid among the people of Stresa, more than a century after her birth. Her key figure has shaped the political life of Stresa from the postwar period to the present, seeing her as a protagonist of town life. The Countess was instrumental in the emancipation of the role of women in public office, to the point of being elected mayor of Stresa in 1955, one of the first female mayors in the entire country.


After changing hands several times, the villa was finally purchased in 2018 by its current owners, with plans to rebuild it entirely, eliminating the changes that had impoverished its appearance over the years to restore it to its original beauty, but at the same time using state-of-the-art technology and construction services.

A meticulous design project by experts in luxury design and restoration maximized the available area and reclaimed many outdoor spaces by enhancing the already wonderful garden and adding a guesthouse and a generous swimming pool within the original orchards.

A hidden paddle court can easily be added to the premises. Innovative energy-efficient solutions, advanced security systems, and state-of-the-art technology, combined with expert use of traditional local materials and sensitive design mindful of the historic value of the site, make this project truly unique.

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  • Internal ref. La-Sacca
  • Sqm 480
  • Bathrooms 6
  • Energy class -
  • Heating system Autonomo