A wonderful location in Rapallo, just a few minutes from the town centre in a private protected area overlooking the bay, these two semi detached villas are the result of a complete restructuring of an old farmhouse. The properties offer wonderful sea views, beautiful terraced gardens, and an olive grove.
Access is via an asphalt driveway through an automated gate after which is an elegant parking area fit for 6 cars (3 for each villa) all of which has been paved in B.K. Ferrari drainage tiles.
From an aesthetic standpoint, the villas are in the classic Ligurian architectural style with the use of high quality traditional materials. The exteriors are painted in perspective trompe l’oeil reliefs, exterior decorative walls are Luserna stone with brass hooks, the roof is covered with Ardesia stone.
Each villa is on two levels: On the ground floor is an entrance area with a living room, dining space and open plan kitchen. There is also a small bathroom. On the first floor are three bedrooms and two bathrooms.
The current owner has applied engineering expertise throughout the project – with a high level of technical precision the landscapes and building structures are all built to last for generations. Foundations are reinforced with 12 meter rock piling, ground floors are insulated by ‘igloo’ air separation, an accessible aerated cavity separates the back wall and is accessible from each villa, the roof and perimeter wall insulation is first rate, external windows and doors are aluminium and double glass with thermal intermediate layer for insulation. The heating system is autonomous and there is a water collection tank for the irrigation system of the gardens.
For those who appreciate the nature and culture of the Rivieria, this is a very attractive prospect; for those who also comprehend the intricacies involved in building in this type of terrain and the required level of technological precision and expertise – this is a must!
Rapallo was originally a charming fishing village but it has evolved into an elite tourist destination, both for Italians and International travellers. From the second half of the 19th century it was one of the favourite destinations of distinguished intellectuals, artists and poets such as Yeats, Ezra Pound, Nietzsche and Hemingway. It is an ideal location as some of the most stunning places on the Ligurian Riviera can easily be reached: Portofino and Santa Margherita Ligure are just a few kilometers away. Rapallo is particularly attractive due to it’s magnificent coastal location and it’s lively bustling ambience. It also hosts one of the most exclusive Golf Clubs in Italy.