The villa Il Forte was built in 1965 at the beginning of the development of the Costa Smeralda by the Prince Karim Aga Khan. Jacques Couelle was one of the first architects to work thoroughly on incorporating houses in the landscape and to introduce round shapes in houses design. Although it has a sea fronting and overhangs the whole bay of Porto Cervo offering a panoramic view including the old marina, the whole village and the exit of the bay to the sea, the Villa Il Forte remains hard to see from the coast, as it is embedded in the nature according to Jacques Couelle's philosophy. The villa Il Forte is located in Porto Cervo, on the north shore of the Italian island of Sardinia. Porto Cervo represents the heart of the Costa Smeralda, one of the most exclusive place of the Mediterranean Sea. Porto Cervo has its own helipad and is 40 minutes by car from Olbia International Airport, which is 30 minutes by plane from Rome, or 2 hours and a half from London and Paris, and 4 hours from Moscow. The Property is located on the north part of the bay of Porto Cervo, facing the whole bay. The villa is built on a 23 000 sqm land, on which the housing part represents 1 100 sqm including the main house of 820 sqm, the guardian house, garages and the pool house. The main house consists of three floors. The main ground floor includes the living area and two bedrooms on the patio. The first floor includes Three bedrooms on the patio and a master suite bedroom with a direct view on the bay. The lower floor (side of hill beneath the terrace) consists of two guest bedrooms, two service bedrooms, cellar, laundry and living area for the staff. Every bedroom is equipped with air conditioning, network connection and comes with its own independent bathroom. The fully equipped kitchen was done by BOFFI, the best Italian kitchen designer. It includes air conditioning and semi professional equipment. The property includes a heated swimming pool with a view on the bay of Porto Cervo and a tennis court. A bar and TV room is located beneath the swimming pool. The villa Il Forte is apart in Porto Cervo as it one of the only villas with a seaside fronting of 80 meters long and a small private beach. It also has the only permanent private deck, long enough for a 18 meters long boat. According to a recent law enforced in Italy, an extension of 100 sqm can be built on the property. Summary: •820 sqm main house; •7 guests bedrooms with independent bathroom; •1 master suite bedroom; •Air conditioning in all bedrooms and kitchen; •Fully equipped gourmet kitchen; •Swimming pool; •Tennis court; •Private beach and deck; •Guardian's house and garages; •5 service bedrooms.
Sardinia is the second largest island in the Mediterranean after Sicily. The Italian Island, which is located closer to Africa than Italy, is known for its turquoise-hued sea and white sandy beaches that rival the tropics. The north-eastern stretch of the coast of Sardinia, which is referred to as Costa Smeralda, is a romantic holiday escape famous for its landscape of crystal clear waters, glamorous lifestyle and waterfront villas.Read more about luxury homes in Sardinia