Estate Along Italy’s Emerald Coast Boasts An Architectural Pedigree


Porto Cervo, a seaside resort along Italy’s Costa Smeralda on the island of Sardinia, is exactly what it was intended to be.

The central town and surrounding swath of the Emerald Coast were founded by Prince Karim Aga Khan and investors beginning in the 1960s as an upscale tourist destination. The development became a favorite of the international jet set as a place to play and stay.

“The Costa Smeralda is among the most sought-after destinations globally for buyers looking for a second home, to be used not only for summer holidays but, increasingly, also for longer periods where they can work remotely or spend their retirement,” says Rarex founder Fernando Velez, who specializes in selling real estate in the region. “The area is proving very attractive not only to national buyers but also to international investors, especially from Northern Europe and North America.”

Among the various architects and landscape designers employed to implement the master-planned community’s creation was renowned architect Luigi Vietti. The architect is also responsible for the design of Cerbiatte’s private villa, as well as the Dolce Sposa complex, the village center and the Cervo and Pitrizza hotels. Architectural guidelines called for rustic Mediterranean designs using irregular shapes, decorative arches, pastel exteriors and natural unfinished wood.

Velez currently has the listing for a home designed in the 1970s by Vietti. The waterfront residence was later renovated and still maintains its original facade. It is topped with a red roof.

There are a total of five bedrooms and six bathrooms.

The property includes a main villa and a separate guest or staff annex.

The sun-lit kitchen features an island for flexibility.

from German-speaking countries, Eastern Europe, the United Kingdom and the United States, looking for their own private oasis of peace with a mild climate all year round and an unspoiled coastline.”[high-net-worth individuals]The property is a roughly five-minute walk from the marina and a 20-minute walk from the town

Two berths at the nearby marina are included.


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