By the Engel & Völkers Team
Many of us have dreamed of growing up and becoming royalty, but soon found out some dreams are very hard to achieve. Living like a royal can come close to reality, though. Get a taste of the lavish life by seeking out this palace-like villa on the French Riviera, built in 1901 by the Countess of Morla.
Princess Odescalchi, whose family was recognized as one of the most influential aristocratic dynasties in Italy, also later resided here. Located in Cap d’Ail, the Princess additionally crowned the villa with its name, Villa Marizzina.
This property has been home to numerous high-profile owners including the Grand Duke Andrei Vladimirovich, cousin to the last Russian Tsar Nicole II. The Grand Duke acquired the property in 1913 after which he had already been renting it as a retreat for himself and his future wife Mathilde Kschessinska, famed Russian ballerina.
Fast forward to 2010, the villa’s current owner had the property undergo renovations with an intense focus on detail and an emphasis placed on preserving the historic character of the mansion. Now, the villa displays a modern twist with the same beautiful, historical presence the property has always held.
Villa Marizzina covers the ground of 1,200 square feet complete with a stunning garden, a generously sized pool flaunting direct views of the Mediterranean Sea and a parking room able to fit up to six cars. However, what truly separates this villa from any other property is its incomparable location on the desirable Côte d’Azur, or French Riviera. This prized location emotes the most elegant and luxurious lifestyle.
In the marketplace, Villa Marizzina is also a standout because of its premium finishes and unique amenities, which includes stucco cornicing walls and marble flooring, as well as modern technical fittings such as underfloor heating, video surveillance and alarms.
Villa Marizzina is now listed with Engel & Völkers for an asking price of 27 million euros.