Here's What A State-Of-The-Art Italian Eco Home Looks Like
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Here’s What A State-Of-The-Art Italian Eco Home Looks Like

Looking for an excuse to pack up and move to Italy? This is it.

There are eco homes, and then there are one-of-a-kind eco homes in rural Italy. Check out this incredible estate in Menarola, not far from Lake Como. 

Exclusive: Check Out This Spectacular Eco Home In Italy

Lodge clad in black wooden panels, with a stone path and views of the Italian hills.

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Nestled in a chestnut grove in the quaint hamlet of Menarola – just north of Como and an hour from Saint Moritz – is this glorious estate, encompassing three ultra-unique chalets. Previously disused mountain lodges, the properties have been transformed into a spectacular (and sustainable) home offering a total of four bedrooms and four bathrooms.

Designed to work in harmony with the natural landscape, the chalets are equipped with a heating/cooling system powered by a heat pump. They’re also fitted with black photovoltaic panels and a salt storage battery, both of which contribute to the estate’s impressive A3 energy rating (the equivalent of EPC A in the UK). 

Living room with wooden ceiling beams, a grey modular sofa and an animal hide rug.

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Inside, you’ll spot reclaimed wooden surfaces, charming ceiling beams and huge windows framing views of the surrounding hills. One of the lodges has been kitted out with a sauna, while one is complete with an outdoor plunge pool. There are also plenty of terraces and shaded seating areas from which you can soak up this magnificent location.

The restoration of the chalets was helmed by Luca Capurso, an acclaimed designer and the founder of Hunum, an eco-focused estate in Italy which features a collection of holiday cabins – and a farm producing red fruits, chestnuts and honey. 

Dining room with wooden table, bookshelves and ceiling beams, with fur-covered chairs.

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While buyers of this property won’t be living on a farm, they will be surrounded by three hectares (approximately seven acres) of land used for blueberry cultivation. Now that’s the kind of life you can only dream of.

So, whether you’re looking for a particularly incredible holiday home or you want to start a new life in the Italian mountains, this one’s for you.

Lawn overlooking the Italian hills, with patio chairs and a stone lodge in the background.

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Available through Italy Sotheby’s International Realty for  €1.97 million. italy-sothebysrealty.com