18th Century “La Camilluccia” in Cavallirio, Novara, Italy

Listing Description

"Castle "La Camilluccia", dating from the end of 1700 and later expanded with a restoration work by the surveyor Ettore Bobbio, is located in the hilly area of Novara, about ten minutes from Borgomanero and Lake Orta, near big cities like Milan and Novara and Malpensa airport. Located in the quiet of the village centre with all facilities, cafes, restaurants and shops, the castle is inside a floral and densely planted park offering comfort and relaxation. The Park, with its garden filled with flowers and surrounded by tall trees, gives the Castle the characteristics of the area. There is a large gazebo inside, which is comfortable to live pleasantly outdoors in summer or to organise any events. Inside the Castle there is an ancient frescoed hall characterised by a stairwell that leads to the bedroom upstairs. The Castle welcomes its guests in the living rooms with fireplaces and frescoes on the walls on the ground floor, where there is also a guest bathroom, kitchen, dining room and studio located in the base of the tower and a terrace overlooking the garden. The sleeping area on the first floor hosts the master bedroom with private sitting room, a second double bedroom and two other bedrooms and a bathroom. The second floor has been completely renovated and has now become a unique apartment including entrance hall, living room, small study in the tower, kitchen, double bedroom, twin bedroom and bathroom. The finishes are mostly made of wood and frescoes as the principal elements that remind the typical colours of the lands of Piedmont, the exposed brick and wrought iron that frames the stairwells."

OHDO Notes

6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 4305 square feet.

Location: Cavallirio, Novara, Italy. At the time of this post, €1,200,000 ($1,365,032 USD). For more information on this property contact Italy Sotheby's International Realty .

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  • Kelly, Admin

    Kelly, Admin

    I know there are other countries than what I’ve been posting but it’s going to take a while to get going with any other besides what’s on my current list from England, Italy and France. 🙂

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    Laurie W.

    Anything you find from anywhere is great, Kelly! No complaints!

    This place is frescoed to the max! Some of it seems later than other parts, though it’s hard to tell from photos. I like it a lot. The floors seem mostly more modern — I think they would be tile or stone in earlier periods.

    I am knocked over by the…I guess you’d call it an inglenook…fireplace. Its surround overwhelms; it’s beautiful — but has the firebox itself been removed, or do I not understand how these things work? Are the seats original or later additions once there was no fire blazing inches away?

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      The seats would have been added later I guess, at a point when there would have been a stove. I’m sure in ancient time they used to burn super big logs in there and you wouldn’t want to put your legs too close from the fire!

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      I love the Ingle-nook-like seating, but like you, Laurie, I hesitate to call it an inglenook, partly because I expect to see a fireplace in an inglenook, but also because I’m not sure something from this era and architectural style would properly be called an inglenook. Guess I need to read up on that!

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