The sun-soaked town of Portofino, Italy was once a small fishing village. Now it attracts the yachts-and-summer-home crowd. A Mediterranean villa clings to the hillside, built in a style that launched a thousand McMansions in the United States.
The property is just as impressive up-close, with a garden that both borders the seashore and gently embraces the Italian villa. As visitors approach, they'll be treated to a sense of tranquility and the bright colors of blooming flowers.
This dreamy house offers up sweeping views of the Mediterranean coast from its primo location in the heart of the Costa Smeralda. And thanks to its 6 bedrooms, one or two (or 10) friends can enjoy the setting, too!
With its weathered exterior, blue shutters and vines, the front of this Italian villa is utterly charming. Can't you just picture spending a lazy afternoon out on the patio, drinking wine or reading a book?
The Ca' Vendri villa sits on an impressive 10 acres of land and features numerous buildings, as well as an enchanting garden. The property was commissioned by the Giusti family in the 16th century and completed by renowned architect Michele Sanmicheli.
This beautiful Italian villa offers the ultimate outdoor experience with a relaxing loggia, spacious courtyard and sparkling swimming pool. Guests can unwind on the patio in shaded lounge chairs or whip up a snack at the outdoor kitchen. An abundance of windows and French doors allows natural light to flood the home, bringing a touch of the magnificent outdoors inside.
Varying heights in architecture brings interesting levels to the exterior appeal of this Italian villa style home. Neutral walls shine against dark brown roof shingles, a neutral driveway and wood garage doors.
A decorative stone finish over the lower portion of the walls adds texture and intrigue to neutral exterior appeal. Wood framed windows compliment the warm toned roof shingles. A collection of shrubs hugging the home add natural color and life.
A middle column adds beautiful height and shape placed between two lower sections of this home design. Roof shingles and planted shrubs add texture against the smooth exterior walls. The slight arch at the top of the front door compliments the arched shape of the french doors on either side.