Villalta near Lugano, Swizterland is one of Ticino’s largest estates. Eccentric late German department-store tycoon Helmut Horten created this large estate in a completely secluded location.
Built in 1968, the expansive estate still fascinates today, with its size, but also with its sumputous details. There are 21 bedrooms including a guesthouse with 12 suites.
Lavish details include a private indoor bowling alley with retro appeal.
Other details include a bathroom completely made of semi-precious onyx, 10 meeting rooms and a 40-person dining room.
The main villa includes both indoor and outdoor pools. There is also a separate staff building with four apartments.
This estate is listed for 11 million franc ($11.1 million US) by Wetag Consulting and is showcased by Luxury Portfolio.
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