A luxury resort in one of the top touristic locations in Lerici and the Golfo dei Poeti. This dream home is located in one of the most charming areas of the Eastern coast of Liguria amidst beautiful beaches and villages on cliffs overlooking the sea, offering privacy and quietness just a few kilometres from the renown Cinque Terre.
La Musa is the result of the recent restoration of an antique mill house, active from the 18th century until the fifties. There are archeologic features suggesting that its first origins go back to Roman times.
This estate for sale is in a dream location, surrounded by a magnificent 8,000m2 park featuring a vast subtropical and Mediterranean vegetation, with swimming pool, fully equipped pool bar, fitness corner and a large parking lot ; the property also includes 10,000m2 of woods.
This villa has a total surface of 700m2 and is home to 6 apartments and a fully approved project to convert the fascinating mill in the basement into a restaurant, wellness centre or atelier.
La Musa resort features a harmony of precious antiques and pieces of contemporary design, with the recurring theme of Greek muses, resulting in great visual impact and beauty. Each of the five tourist apartments (40-50m2 each) are stylishly furnished in a distinct style, from contemporary Baroque, Louis Philippe to art déco. Tourists from all over the world have given it the highest votes among other hotels and resorts in the area.
The five La Musa apartments:
(230m2 + terraces and balconies)
One of the tourist apartments (Nettuno) is located in the newly built (energy class A) wing of the house and has an independent entrance, energy supply, patios and garden. The apartment offers all comfort and warmly furnished in contemporary classic style.
Another tourist apartment (Clio) is hosted in what used to be the bakery of the mill, one of the most ancient parts of the building which still maintains the antique style, with vaults, wooden beams, stone walls and original doors. It is for sure the cosiest place of the property.
The main entrance hall (12m2) of the house leads to other 3 small apartments and the large master apartment:
On 3rd floor, the art déco apartment called Calliope, the muse of poetry (50m2 + 20m2 terrace) is a beautiful sunny penthouse flat with full comfort. The 2nd floor apartment (Urania) has the same dimensions but shows 18th century period of the property with marble mosaic floor and wooden beams, furnished with antique chestnut furniture upholstered with beige alcantara.
Another Carrara marble stairs lead to another apartment, Talia(60m2) in contemporary baroque style mixed with modern design, nicely contrasted with the antique hand painted floor tiles.
The master apartment (130m2 + 70m2 terraces)
The master apartment (130m2) is a master piece of contemporary interior design, maintaining some of the original details such as the exposed stone walls and smoothed cotto floor. The contrast with the Italian design furniture, the hanging fireplace and steel kitchen renders this apartment an example of good Italian taste.
This apartment also has two large (40m2 and 10m2) terraces offering a 360° view on the property and winds around the contours of the property.
After the entrance, the apartment starts with a large (30m2) 5-window open-space living room with a hanging FOCUS fire place and access to the large terrace and the steel kitchen against the background of exposed stone walls. A mirror closet corridor leads to the cosy lounge (20m2) in a fully restored side house (energy class A) and the stone corridor to the night zone of the apartment: office-utility room, 2 bathrooms, 2 bedrooms with large terrace.
All 6 apartments are air-conditioned with central (independent) heating, satellite TV and WIFI-wired
The mill (250m2)
The noise of the turbulent spring water flowing through the tunnel below the basement of the mill testifies the ancient utility of this property. While restoring the mill, a glass trap-door could would bring to life the heart of this property. Some important structural interventions and some ex-novo work have been already completed and a complete restauration project has recently been approved convert it into a restaurant, a wellness centre, an additional apartment or whatever new destination one might wish to give to the old mill.
The pool area
The wonderful pool area with bar, solarium, lounge chairs and couches is the heart of the garden. The area in the middle of the garden has given a new destination of what used to be the water basin and the creek from the wellspring for the mill. The area is now surrounded all kinds of succulent plants, banana and palm trees and exotic flowers. The ideal place to relax while reading a newspaper, a book, or drinking a cocktail under the deep blue sky of the Riviera.
The gardens were the result of the greatest passion of the current owner who designed them with a rich variety of Mediterranean, subtropical and rare plants from all over the world. While wandering in the floodlit gardens at night between the giant species of palm trees, yuccas, agaves and Indian figs the true value of this property comes to the fore. Irrigation and illumination are obviously fully automated.
To complete this prestigious property, there is also a fitness room and a vegetable garden hidden in a corner of the garden.
The property has a double private parking for about 10 cars. Adjacent property is for sale in case more parking space is required.
The property also includes 10.000m2 of wood and olive land on the hill. Trackers and nature lovers love hiking the various trails immerged into the green forest just on the other side of the mountains in front of the Poet Gulf and the natural reserve of Montemarcello.
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