10 Nov Just Looking For A Little House On The Lake. Everybody’s on a house hunt: from the AC Milan striker Gullit to retired Milanese.
by Maria Castelli, “La Provincia di Como”
MENAGGIO – Ruud Gullit and Milanese ex-company directors have something in common: they’re all looking for a house on the lake. The CEO of the Italian branch of a multinational car manufacturer and two wealthy Libyans have the same objective – to find a lakeside villa, preferably with its own mooring and private garden.
Demand for holiday homes on Lake Como is going up, but the price of premium properties is prohibitive and beyond the means of most people.
It’s Noseda Immobiliare from Brunate, Como, known as the estate agents to the VIPs, who provide an in-depth analysis of this upturn in the property market and renewed interest in Lake Como: “It’s a short distance from both Milan and Lugano, is steeped in history, and is admired worldwide for its outstanding beauty so it’s not surprising that it appeals to VIPs. Top people from the world of sport, showbiz and business are in our offices every day and are creating interest in the Como market. But it’s not just the VIPS who are looking to set up home in Como; middle-class buyers are looking for property around the city of Como too, especially in western part. They know exactly what kind of property they’re looking for – a traditional villa with specific requisites and a particular style”.