An investment in the six-bedroom, six-bathroom Villa Delfina would be about more than the house, although the home is certainly beautiful. It also would be about the exclusive setting in La Maddalena, Italy―in a protected marine park on an island just north of Sardinia, an area beloved by Italians and soaked in the country’s culture.
The harbor across the strait from the house is filled with megayachts. One owned by the Gucci family has been sighted there.
This is the rarified neighborhood of Villa Delfina.
A potential buyer here would be someone who appreciates rugged nature surrounded by white sand, turquoise sea and shimmering lagoons. It’s a place to recharge and reassess, sail, swim hidden coves, explore ancient granite formations or relax with friends and family.
The home, which has a private pier and beach, sits on a more than 16,000-square-foot (1,500-square-meter) waterfront lot with views of the sea and, on a clear day, Sardinia. The pristine white walls and red tile roof are distinctly Mediterranean as are the tile and wood flooring and beamed ceilings.
The two-story home is entered by a brick-and-stone patio leading to a large entryway with a sweeping staircase. Also on the main floor are a spacious dining room, living room with fireplace, kitchen, two bedrooms with bathrooms and an additional bathroom.
On the next floor is a living room open to terraces with views of vast expanses of the surrounding sea. Three more bedrooms, including the primary suite, are on this floor.
For guests, or as a potential office, there is a detached apartment with a living room, kitchen and two bedrooms with bathrooms. An outdoor pizza oven provides options for entertaining or quiet meals at home.
La Maddalena is the largest in a set of islands off the northeast coast of Sardinia. It also is the name of the charming main town, which is lively all times of the year, and provides basic amenities including bookstores, bars and small restaurants with particularly good food and wine. Fresh fish, as well as Sardinian specialties like pasta, suckling pig, sheep’s cheese and violet-colored myrtle liqueur, are among menu items.
While La Maddalena is about quiet relaxation and privacy, designer shopping and lively nightlife are available on the main island of Sardinia in the yacht-filled area known as Costa Smeralda. This is where international jet setters and celebrities spend time under the summer sun. But culture lovers also find Sardinia to be rich in activities, including festivals, museums and archeological sites.
To reach La Maddalena, one can fly into Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport. The journey can then be completed by car or bus and a ferry ride.
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