Villa Roccia

A spacious and special designer home overlooking Lake Lugano and the village of Muzzano, set in a quiet and sunny location just above the Swiss city of Lugano, next door to The American School in Switzerland. Originally built in 1964 and blending inot the rocky facade which it is partially carved into, this radical dwelling is referenced as such by the Canton of Ticino since 2009. Numerous architects inspired its building, from Campi and Pessina to Le Corbusier and Scarpa, created as a residence and artist's studio for Felice Filippini. What is now the grand salon was in fact once the artist's atelier, measuring 5 m in height and bestowing the same grandeur as normally found in 16th Century villas, facing to one side the Japanese zen garden and to the other the tropical greenhouse. The luxuriant atmosphere is carried up through the house by the crystal elevator which at its highest point reaches the master suite apartment of 100 sq m and its hanging roof terrace overlooking the Lake.  
Villa Roccia counts a total of 6 bedrooms and bathrooms, an indoor lap pool (9 x 3m) with adjacent sauna and hammam room, a gym, lovely garden and terraces, and ample covered parking (5 vehicles). With its comfortable features and privileged position accessing the highway, and an easy drive to the city centre, this modern villa is especially recommended to families with children attending TASIS whose playground is just at Roccia's footstep.

  • Lugano, Switzerland
  • 12 guests
  • All year
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