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CIMAVILLA c. 1335 – Lake Maggiore Region, Switzerland

6562 Soazza, Switzerland
$1,240,000

Description

RARE OPPORTUNITY FOR NON-RESIDENT AMERICAN TO OWN A RESIDENCE IN SWITZERLAND:   “CIMAVILLA”  c. 1335

  • Rare for Switzerland,  Cimavilla can be owned by a non-resident foreigner (American)
  • Switzerland is the most stable, neutral, representative democracy, wealth-friendly country in the world and with quality of life and stunning nature in the heart of Europe
  • Its Lake Maggiore Region where Cimavilla is located  has the best of mountains,  lakes and a sub-tropical climate with palm trees and mild winters
  • Cimavilla is a historic stone Main Residence (9 rooms)  with two private guest apartments
  • An easy drive to Swiss  lakes, ski areas, and nearby Italy border
  • The Cimavilla historic stone residence was restored under Swiss  government auspices and is  protected under the Hague convention
  • Soazza, its village,  one of only 20 villages on the Switzerland Grand Tour
  • Cimavilla is available with optional antique and contemporary furniture and furnishings

3D VIRTUAL TOUR:

Main Residence  https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=vgcRr57JXK8

North & South Guest Apartments  https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=PHDxwR6pfF2

Owner available for Q&A  at [email protected]

DESCRIPTION  (photos at the end):

Located in Italian-speaking southern Switzerland, Cimavilla is a 14th century stone farmhouse expanded three centuries later by connecting an adjacent house with an unique covered wooden bridge (“passerella”).

Located in the restored medieval village of Soazza in the Lake Maggiore Region’s  Moesa Valley, Cimavilla has a subtropical Alpine climate with lots of sun, palm trees, and mild winters. Soazza has two churches, a restored monastery, boutique hotel, and local restaurant.  It is at 2000′ elevation looking up at mountains 8000′ elevation.  Soazza is situated midway between Bellinzona (Ticino canton capital 16 miles via autostrada to the south) and San Bernardino (winter sports area 12 miles via autostrada to the north).  Also with easy access to Central Europe via nearby E43 autostrada.   Lakes Maggiore, Como and Lugano are 40 miles south via autostrada. To the north via autostrada are ski areas Splugen/Rheinwald (22 miles – 19 miles of trails), Flims/Laax (54 miles – 137 miles of trails), and St. Moritz/Corviglia (73 miles – 93 miles of trails). FYI  Stowe Vermont has 40 miles of trails.

As a fully-restored historic building  protected under the Hague convention, Cimavilla comprises a Main Residence (9 rooms), two separate guest apartments (3 rooms each, one with spa) … each with private entrance, an exterior street-side office, wine cellar, and small terrace garden. With stone exterior walls, stone roofs and exposed timber beams, Cimavilla was renovated from 2000 to 2010 to highest restoration standard under guidance from the state historic commission.

Cimavilla sits on a mountain hill in Soazza village with neighbors on three sides and looking out on Alps and nearby Mesocco Castle to the north, one of Switzerland’s largest castles   Its  two upper floors and two lower floors flow down the hill towards the center of village (population 310).

Floors 3 and 4 comprise the Main Residence with an 18th century covered wooden bride (“passerella”) connecting two stone houses. Main Residence has:  a dining room overlooking Mesocco Castle, a two-story living room with rustic beams, Renaissance fireplace and Romeo/Juliet outdoor balcony, and a wood paneled 18th century library with traditional Alpine stone heating stove.   Hallways lead to two bedrooms and a possible third bedroom (now a sitting room). The master bath has rustic beams with contemporary double sinks, shower, and large soaking tub. The master bedroom looks out on the 13th century Church of San Martino.

Floors 1 and 2 are the North and South guest apartments, each having an outdoor private entrance. The North apartment is two stories with master bedroom, view of Mesocco Castle, large kitchen and dining room, and large spa bathroom with sauna. The smaller South apartment has a master bedroom, kitchen, and bathroom.   Wine cellar, external office with outdoor entrance, and utility/laundry room also at this level.

Cimavilla is available fully furnished in antique and contemporary art, furniture and furnishings  (optional).

Contact Owner at [email protected]

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Detail

  • Property ID
    261850
  • 4 +
    Bedrooms
  • 3.5
    Bathrooms
  • Square Footage
    4200 sqft
  • Chateauesque
    Style
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    Year Built
    1335 +

Updated on April 16, 2021 at 8:20 pm

Address

  • Address: 6562 Soazza, Switzerland
  • City: Soazza
  • Zip/Postal Code: 6562
  • Country: United States

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Arthur Anderson
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