Nestled in the hillside of Portofino in one of Italy’s ancestral coastal villages is an architectural masterpiece. The muse of artists and poets, and the backdrop of countless films, Portofino is home to Villa Puddinga – one of the most exquisite properties in the world. Built in 1936, visionary Luigi Vietti reimagined this property some two decades later, elegantly weaving natural Italian landscape elements into the architectural style. Named for the rock from which it was carved, this estate looms just 15 feet above the Mediterranean Sea.
Approaching the villa, the senses are overwhelmed. A true symphony of colors, this property beholds one of the most stunning waterfront experiences in all of Europe. Boasting more than 450 square meters of indoor and outdoor living space, it is the flawless marriage of luxury, beauty, and modern comfort. The ultimate private oasis, every space has something unique to offer, from the custom luxury tapestries in each bedroom to the series of outdoor patios, each a private Eden.
Villa Puddinga consists of three levels, providing endless options for both privacy and entertainment. The main entrance, stunning master suite, and one of five additional guest suites are located on the second floor, as well as the main kitchen. Featuring professional stainless steel appliances, it is the ideal environment for preparing an authentic Italian meal, with service elevator connecting to the dining room below, and full time chef on staff.
The heart of the house is without a doubt the first floor, where custom design compliments the sweeping panoramic views. Boasting lounge area, dining room, and den, the exterior wall of this living space opens up completely, allowing the room within to be drenched by the natural sunlight and cool sea air. Breakfast al fresco on the sweeping balcony, or descend the staircase for direct water access to your own private boat, the “Puddinghino,” for a leisurely sail to dinner reservations at one of the many restaurants closeby. Whether escaping the hustle of life to unwind with family, or to bask in Italian romance, this house is truly a personal resort. In total six bedrooms, four bathrooms, and two kitchens, as well as ground level changing area, custom-built stone grotto, diving board and ample outdoor seating on every level, this is Italian living at its finest.
This property, and the intimate fishing port in which it dwells, truly has no match anywhere on earth. It is paradise, a place where the most marvelous wine and food, the most breath taking views and surroundings, and the most effortless styles of living are at your fingertips. Come, as only the rare few are able to, visit and fall in love with Villa Puddinga.
~ Living Area sqm ~ 250
~ Terrace and Garden sqm ~ 200
~ Bedrooms ~ 6
~ Bathrooms ~ 4
~ Kitchens ~ 2 (Connected via Elevator)
~ Levels ~ 3
~ Parking ~ Garage (2 Spaces)
~ Exposure ~ South-East
~ Waterfront ~ Yes
~ View ~ Unobstructed panoramic water view
~ Boat Dock ~ Yes
~ Furnished ~ Yes
~ Staff ~ 2 (Full-Time Private Chef and Maintenance Manager)
~ Further images and floor plans available upon request.
TECHNICAL & ARCHITECTURAL
~ Year built ~ 1936
~ Renovated ~ 1950s by architect Luigi Vietti, famous for his particular style of incorporating natural elements of the surrounding landscape in his architectural projects
~ Construction ~ Puddinga Rock and Concrete
~ Roof ~ Flat Roof
~ Heating ~ Under-Floor
~ Water ~ Municipal
~ Indoor Flooring ~ Hand-Painted Venitian Tile in Bedrooms, Cotto in Living Room, Polished Concrete in Entrance & Staircase Area
~ Outdoor Flooring ~ Cotto and Slate Stone
~ Bedroom Walls ~ Finest Wall Tapestry with Each Room in its own Color Scheme
~ Kitchen ~ Professional Stainless Steal Kitchen and Appliances
~ Other ~ Custom-Built Living Room Lounge Area
~ Wining & Dining around the province Liguria, origin of world famous Italian creations like pesto, focaccia and ravioli and home to fabulous wines like Pigato, Vermentino and Rossese
~ World Cultural Heritage Sites Cinque Terre, Portovenere and Genova’s Strade Nuove
~ Aquatic Activities such as Sailing, Yachting, Fishing, Diving
~ Golf & Tennis Club Rapallo, one of the oldest and most prestigious clubs in Italy
~ Piazzetta of Portofino ~ 5 Minutes
~ Highway A12 ~ 15 Minutes
~ Genova International Airport ~ 45 Minutes
~ Tuscany ~ 2 Hours
~ Milan ~ 2 Hours
~ Technical Drawings ~ Upon Request
~ Maintenance Record ~ Upon Request
~ Showing ~ By Appointment
~ Pricing ~ Upon Request