Location: Porto Ronco
Floorspace47 m²
Surface Area235 m²
Balcony23 m²
Garden8980 m²
Terrace119 m²

53. Estate immediately by the lake in Porto Ronco – Ascona

In Porto Ronco we have an estate for sale, immediately by the lake with unique panoramic views. The property belonged for 60 years to the famous author Erich Maria Remarque.
It includes a mansion of approx. 250 m² incl. large terraces, a park-like garden of approx. 1300 m², bordering on the lake and gently sloping down to the boat berth, a large area of woodland behind the villa, a garage for two cars and external parking spaces for guests.

Four fifths of the Lago Maggiore are situated in Italy, and only the northern part belongs to Switzerland. The Lago Maggiore offers fascinating countryside and a very pleasant climate: protected by mountains and facing south, with beautiful views along the Lake to the islands of Brissago and as far as Ascona and of the surrounding mountains.Porto Ronco was originally the port for Ronco that lies on higher ground. Ascona is a small town on the banks of the Lake with a sports marina and a fishing harbour and boat landing stages for passenger connections in small boats to Ascona and Locarno and to the Italian part of the Lago Maggiore as well as to the islands of Brissago.

Porto Ronco has some restaurants with simple cuisine and shopping facilities for everyday needs. It also has bus stops for routes to Ascona or Brissago. From here, at the foot of the mountains, romantic pathways lead up the hillside, including those to the so-called 'Stairway to Heaven' that leads up to the village of Ronco s. Ascona. Porto Ronco is less well-known and is quietly romantic.

Ascona as a tourist centre is, however, only 3 kms away and apart from the historic old town and numerous restaurants and shops, it also offers a golf course and a large lakeside bathing pool.Thanks to its protected position on the southern flanks of the Alps, Porto Ronco boasts a temperately warm, Mediterranean inland climate.

The immediate proximity to the Lake and the position on a hillside of only a good 200 m above sea level allow lush, sub-tropical vegetation and flowers to grow. Thus one can find here Mediterranean and exotic plants such as palms, figs, olives, almond, lemon and orange trees, but also Alpine roses, saxifrage and gentian in a relatively small space.


Object Description

The estate being offered for sale is certainly something very special and unique, especially in view of its unusual and superb location.
The villa was built at the beginning of the 1900s on a large terraced plot of approx. 1300 m² bordering directly on the lake and gently sloping down to the water’s edge. The building is located on the higher part of the plot, directly on the rocks.

Although the architecture of the villa is kept in simple style, it still offers many impressive details, such as the large terraces and the numerous windows facing the lake that emphasise the beauty of the building and its breathtaking location.

The living area of the building of approx. 250 m² is spread over three levels.
The entrance level is divided as follows: spaciously arranged entrance area, lounge of approx. 70 m² with fireplace, guest WC, panoramic terrace measuring approx. 45 m² and a staircase leading to the upper and lower floors.
The ground floor is divided into: diner-kitchen, lounge, storage closet, through-room, a further room, bathroom, boiler room, cellar, panoramic terrace approx. 74.50 m² in size, garden.

The first floor is divided into: a study with balcony, corridor, master bedroom with bathroom, room with bathroom, large panoramic balcony providing access to the rooms and the bathroom.
From the ground floor one can reach the lower and at the same time level part of the garden via stone steps. This part borders immediately on the banks of the lake with a bay for a boat berth and presents a wonderful, level garden that is inviting to linger and relax. Immediately by the water there is also a landing stage and a buoy.

The property is surrounded by a garden with particularly lush vegetation. Here magnolias, jasmine, camellias and bamboo bushes show the wildly romantic side of nature, whereas roses and wisteria climb up the walls, rocks and railings and thus create a flair reminiscent of days gone by.

In the course of the years the buildings has been refurbished several times in a conserving manner which has ensured that the magic of the rooms has remained unchanged. However, in its current condition some refurbishment and modernisation work is necessary.

The 180° panoramic view and the wonderful aspect of Lake Maggiore from Ascona and Locarno across the Brissago Islands as far as the Italian part towards Cannobio and Tronzano make this property in its dominant location something very special.

The estate also includes an area of woodland, measuring approx. 7688 m² on the slopes above the villa, which is separated from the plot by the panoramic road along the banks of the lake.

Selling price upon request.

All details have been compiled according to information provided by the seller but are without guarantee. We shall not accept any liability for their correctness or completeness. The offer is subject to the property being unsold and to changes in price.