A Residence Seeking a New Owner

This beautiful residence is for sale. It used to be privately owned and very lovingly cared for many years. At the death of the owner it is now seeking a new owner and a new purpose.  See here for more details of the house and sale. 

Located just outside Milan (about 16 miles, 30 minutes average by car); and conveniently set not too far from Malpensa airport, it offers the convenience of Milan busy life, yet the tranquillity of a country residence.

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Among all the residences of this area, this Villa is the oldest, the most beautiful and best preserved. It was built by the Carthusians in the middle of the seventeenth century, as their hospice. At the end of the eighteenth century, when the monastic order was dissolved, it passed to the Landriani family, who had bought their properties.

It was refurbished towards the middle of the following century, and one side was used for the processing and spinning of silk. The property was bought in 1896 by the engineer Luigi Colombo, who held residence in Milan.

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The second of his three sons, Tito, inherited the villa of Mesero, which included, in addition to the palace, farmhouses and many acres of land.

In the villa there are various signs of the presence of the Carthusians, among which the most important is the Chapel, where original frescoes are visible. Other paintings can be found in the gallery on the main floor. 

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The property includes 3 residences; two main dwellings with independent entrances, plus the guardian apartment. Very spacious it offers many opportunities to be revived for many other purposes, commercial or private. The interior still has most of its original valuable furniture, painting, and most beautiful chandeliers.

Besides the lovely front garden, there is the back yard with a nursery for plants and vegetables. 

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I do hope that this beautiful property will find a new owner that will take good care and brings it back to its distinguished appearance.

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I lived the most part of my life in Washington DC, now in Italy getting to know again my country. Plenty of surprises, for good and bad, and lots of nostalgia for DC.

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