Real Estate | On the Market: A Villa on Lake Como
Tuesday 10th January, 2017
by Louise Keane
Rising above the mesmerising blue-green waters of Lake Como there is a fairytale villa complete with a cantilevered veranda, its lace-like ironwork wrapping around the house on three sides. Smaller in scale than some of the grander Palladian villas that hug the shores of the lake, it is nonetheless magical and delicately proportioned.
From a lush wooded backdrop, manicured garden terraces reach down to the lake where you can moor your boat on the private jetty.
Take your breakfast on the veranda with its breathtaking views, host intimate dinners in the coral-coloured dining room or take your guests for a boat ride on the sparkling waters. This truly is a tiny slice of Italian paradise… —Louise
Louise Keane Interiors Editor, Edinburgh
Louise Keane grew up beside the sea in Dublin, inspiring a life-long love of the coast. She studied French and History of Art & Architecture in Trinity College in Dublin before moving to London to work first in publishing and then in Marketing & PR. After a move to Edinburgh, she decided to heed a creative urge which had been tugging at her sleeve for a number of years, and she retrained as an interior designer. While studying interior design, Louise discovered a love of pen and ink with watercolour illustration, which she now does alongside her interior design work. Louise runs her interior design company, Amalfi White Living, which offers her clients a fresh, elegant style, mixing vintage and modern pieces for a luxurious yet relaxed look. She dreams of renovating a white house by the sea.