Luxury frontline villa for sale – Amalfi Coast. Perched on a cliffside, in the small town of Conca dei Marini, 6 bed luxury villa, panoramic terrace, direct access to the sea.
Conca dei Marini – Luxury Frontline Villa For Sale – Amalfi Coast
Perched on the cliffs overlooking the sea of the Amalfi Coast, in the small town of Conca dei Marini in the province of Salerno, a splendid 400 sqm pieds dans l’eau villa with panoramic terrace and private access to the sea.
In an easily accessible position, with a magnificent view of the Tyrrhenian Sea, this beautiful villa is perfect for those looking for a holiday home in a renowned location and at the same time close to many of the main centres of Campania and the Amalfi Coast: the maritime republic of Amalfi (4km; 15 ‘), the beautiful Pompeii (37km; 1h 10’), Naples (59km; 1h 30 ‘), the temples of Paestum (75km; 2h), Caserta with its beautiful palace (85km; 1h 45’) ) and the small tourist centre of Palinuro (149km; 3h).
The closest airports are Naples Capodichino (63km; 1h 25 ‘), Salerno Costa d’Amalfi (48km; 1h 30’), Rome Ciampino (265km; 3h 15 ‘) and Rome Fiumicino (291km; 3h 30’).
A staircase that starts from the street leads directly onto the splendid terrace overlooking the sea protected by a wooden and bamboo roof. From the terrace you enter directly into the living area, where there is a splendid vaulted lounge, a cosy library, a bathroom and a kitchen with direct exit to the terrace. From the kitchen, through a spiral staircase, you reach the first sleeping area consisting of three double bedrooms with ensuite bathroom.
Continuing down the same staircase you come to a second sleeping area, this consisting of two double bedrooms and a bathroom. From here, a further staircase leads to sea level where there is the last bedroom with bathroom and a door that leads outside onto the cliff, where a last stone staircase leads to the landing.
The villa was originally a simple fishermen’s house and was purchased immediately after the Second World War by Prince Riccardo di Sangro. Desiring a splendid pieds-dans-l’eau palace, the prince spared no expense in the renovation and summoned Coco Chanel to design the floors and walls of the rooms. The ceramics were then commissioned to the famous Ernestine company of Salerno.
At the end of the 1950s, Riccardo sold the villa to the lawyer Alessandro d’Urso who bought other adjacent buildings to create a large villa on the sea. The building revolved around a beautiful vaulted environment, formerly a place for making ropes for the trap.
Also in this case, the renovation was carried out by an important architect, the Spanish Julio Lafuente (1921 – 2013), who transformed the rope factory into a large hall and created the sleeping area under the adjacent terrace which is still visible today.
Among the important guests that D’Urso welcomed into the house stand out Queen Beatrix of Holland, Jacqueline Kennedy in 1962 (there is also a photo of the visit depicting the family on the pier below the house) and the entrepreneur Giovanni Agnelli. The latter was struck by the place to such an extent that he convinced his sister Maria Sole to acquire the nearby building, still owned by the Campello family today.
Only a few years later, D’Urso sold the villa to Count Chandon (owner of the famous Moët-Chandon brand) who in the early nineties ceded the property to the current owners.
The villa is in good condition, with white plastered walls that give great brightness to the rooms. The floors are covered with terracotta tiles and the rooms are very classic. In the sleeping area we find beautiful glazed majolica designed by Coco Chanel. The large stone arches guarantee an excellent view of the sea. The doors, as well as various other decorations visible inside the residence, are all in quality wood and integrate well with the rest of the building. The four balconies of the living room have all been recently renovated.
The house is embellished with a beautiful panoramic terrace that offers a splendid view of the Tyrrhenian Sea. The wooden and bamboo cover, very simple but effective and of great impact, allows you to relax outdoors without worrying about the sun and also guarantees an excellent location for outdoor dining with friends and relatives.
The pride of the property, however, is the private pier located at the base of the cliff and which also allows docking and access to the property by boat. Everything can be reached via a stone staircase carved directly into the rock.
The villa lends itself very well to hospitality, given the presence of various rooms and direct access to the sea. From this point of view, it would also be possible to rent only part of the building, thus allowing the owners to continue living in the villa.
Alternatively, it is always possible to use the building as a private residence, both on a permanent basis and as a summer residence or holiday home.
TYPE Luxury frontline villa for sale with private access to the sea
LOCATION On the sea
MUNICIPALITY Conca dei Marini
SIZE 400 sqm (4,304 sqft)
FEATURES Private access to the sea, panoramic terrace and balconies, building carved into the stone, fireplace, winding staircase, ceramics designed by Coco Chanel, terracotta floors, high-quality wooden finishes, solarium, docking bay
LAND No, but direct access to the sea
GARDEN No, but direct access to the sea
ELECTRICITY Already connected
WATER Mains water
GAS Municipal network
TELEPHONE Already connected + ADSL
Amalfi (4km; 15’), Salerno (29km; 1h 20’), Pompei (37km; 1h 10’), Naples (59km; 1h 30’), Paestum (75km; 2h), Caserta (85km; 1h 45’), Palinuro (149km; 3h)
Napoli Capodichino (63km; 1h 25’), Salerno Costa d’Amalfi (48km; 1h 30’), Roma Ciampino (265km; 3h 15’), Roma Fiumicino (291km; 3h 30’)
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