Stunning, historic patrician residence directly on the lake in Küsnacht
Currently available for purchase, this exceptional, historic villa dates back to 1825 and has listed building status. On the ground floor, interiors present a generously proportioned kitchen along with an extensive array of reception rooms; an extension in the form of a veranda and a salon with fireplace were added at a later date and support a sunny terrace above. Period features include original parquet floors and wainscoting; additional details such as the late 19th century door, with its ivy-patterned glass inlays, as well as the ivy motifs dating from 1860 on the main façade, are also worth preserving. The first floor reflects the layout of the ground floor, while the mansard floor houses the staff quarters and junior bedrooms. Above this there is also an attic.The villa is in need of extensive renovation in order to restore it to its full former glory and re-establish it as a stunning lakefront property. All in all, this prospect offers virtually limitless possibilities for an historic buildings enthusiast. For more details on the renovation possibilities and current estimates please contact us.
The property is located on the Seestrasse and sits on the banks of the lake in a uniquely privileged position with the advantage of sunshine until late in the summer evenings in a setting where detached family homes and villas are positioned at a discreet distance from one another. An appealing beach house is a testament to its past, when there were still walled surroundings and one could only access the lake via a trap door.Immediately to the front of the garden to the villa is a lowered waterfront pathway, as well as a small beach with a jetty providing access to the water; a dense hedge separates the generously laid out private grounds from the small public space to the fore. By virtue of its elevated position, views extend over the hedge right across the lake to the opposite shores and to the ridge behind it, with its magical sunsets on the Üetliberg. There is a valuable stock of deciduous trees – some of which are centuries old – to provide shade when the sun's evening rays prove all too insistent. There are few places where one can experience a home with this much privacy.The buzzing heart of the village, with its diverse array of shopping amenities and rail station, is within a comfortable walking distance of less than 10 minutes. Children have a 10-minute stroll to their primary school at Dorf/Wiltiswacht, while secondary school pupils attend the school complex in the center. Küsnacht also has a cantonal selective school in the middle of the locality that is easily reachable on foot. Immediately adjacent to the property is the upmarket Steinburg restaurant.