About this property
Luxhabitat Sotheby’s International Realty presents Villa Floridiana, a historic villa which was built in 1890, designed by the architect of Casa Savoia [the house of Savoy] on commission by Count Nino Rezzonico. The property is situated inside a well-tended 4,390 sq. m park with two fountains embellished with original bronze sculptures, a pergola and a chapel. It faces southeast and enjoys stunning views of the lake, the surrounding mountains and the city. The property is only 10 minutes away by car from the centre of Lugano and only 15 minutes from the TASIS (The American School in Switzerland).
This magnificent Art Nouveau style property is located in a prestigious residential area. The property has maintained its splendour over the years thanks to renovation work which has kept unaltered its frescos, wood paneling, stained glass doors and windows, stuccos, flooring etc. without spoiling the original architectural style of the villa.
The property is in very good condition and boasts the finest materials and luxury finishes, 3.5 m high ceilings (stuccoed, frescoed or paneled), eight marble fireplaces dating back to the end of the 19th century, original parquet flooring in the halls and in the bedrooms and original crushed stone flooring in the entrance halls, Art Nouveau stained glass doors and windows, Art Nouveau railings etc.
The villa offers a living space of 1,400 sq. m over 4 floors and is currently divided into two apartments. It can be easily converted into one large dwelling again.
Villa Floridiana is most probably one of the very few villas dating back to the end of the 19th century that still exist in the Lugano region. This villa was the meeting place of several politicians who wrote the history of Europe in the second half of the 20th century. It offers modern comfortable living and is the ideal dwelling for those who seek history-rich properties. A true rarity!