Villa designed by the architect Marco Zanuso.
The property is located on the hill of Arenzano in a private park, surrounded by beautiful ancient olive trees. The position is wonderful and rangesfrom east to west over the sea and the village of Arenzano.The villa, built in the years 1963-64, is a project by the famous architect and founding father of Italian design Marco Zanuso, and it is considered one of the most beautiful art works of his entire career. A refined example of the “red brick architecture”, a distinguishing mark of many of his works including the Piccolo Theater in Milan, the building has as its centre one of the majestic millenary olive trees that surround the house. Zanuso built a large patio around it and developed the whole villa as if the tree was “an ideal psychological center of gravitation”. The structure follows the natural slopeof the hill and integrates with the external space; the terraces, the water garden, the strips of olive trees are one with the building architecture.The construction is spread over three levels, all connected to each other by beautifully designed internal stairs. Each level is also equipped with independent external access. This could facilitate a division of the villa into two or more residential units. The current internal distribution includes the living area on the two upper ﬂoors and the sleeping area on the ground ﬂoor.On the upper ﬂoor, which has direct access from the street level, there is a studio overlooking a large terrace that sweeps over the sea and the surrounding greenery, with a hallway and a bathroom. The main ﬂoor has a very wide continuous space, which includes the double living room with fireplace, the dining room overlooking the water garden and a large custom kitchen with a wood oven. There is also an ample service area, with direct entrance from the outside, which includes two bedrooms, a bathroom and a laundry room. The large french windows with refined design frames help create a continuity eﬀect between exterior and interior with an exquisite balance of air, light, architecture.On the ground ﬂoor there are four en-suite bedrooms, each with a walk-in wardrobe. The master bedroom, which has direct access to the garden, is covered with a wonderful vintage wallpaper by William Morris. A beautiful ample room with slate bookcases looks out onto the planted garden through a very large window. This sunny spot, surrounded by secular olive trees, is perfect for the creation of a large swimming pool.There is land with olive trees, cedars of Lebanon and citrus fruits, which gently slope down around the house.
Seaside: 250 m approx, Train station: 1,5 km, Portofino: 70 km, Genova: 32 km, Genova Airport: 23 km, Milano: 152 km, Milano Airport: 195 kmArenzano is a historic and charming fishing village that has for centuries maintained its architectural features, with its stone houses, plastered and colored in bright colors. Arenzano is located in the Riviera di Ponente a few kilometers from the city of Genoa, which is equipped with an efficient airport. Its fortunate position allows you to enjoy the sea and at the same time to enjoy all the advantages offered by the city of Genoa, an historic city of art and museums, with the largest historical center of Europe.