You could have your own happily ever after with this fairytale home.
The sea-facing villa located on the site that reportedly inspired Danish writer Christian Andersen’s 1837 novel, Little Mermaidyou have gone on the market.
Located on the Sestri Levante peninsula between Portofino and the Cinque Terre, and listed by Lionard Luxury Real Estate, the palatial nine-bedroom, six-bathroom mansion is dream-like with its own staircase that leads to a private beach.
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Andersen stayed for a lengthy amount of time on the Sestri Levante peninsula in 1833 and published Little Mermaid in 1837. It’s believed the location inspired the fairytale.
The first film adaptation was brought to life by Walt Disney Pictures in 1989.
Architect Luigi Carlo Daneri designed the stunning villa between 1938 and 1940 and has since been renovated to capture the original aesthetic.
Standout features for the three-storey home include an outdoor swimming pool with breathtaking ocean views, a picturesque sun terrace, a staircase in the main foyer and a mosaic glass wall at the entrance.
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Interiors take on a clean and minimalist aesthetic with geometric lines, while vibrant blue pops of color add an extra dimension.
Those with a desire for privacy will no doubt love the mansion’s clifftop location and proximity to 2.3 hectares of parkland.
The villa is also architecturally recognised, having been awarded the title of National Monument of Modern Architecture by the Italian Ministry of Culture.
They describe the villa as “an essential testimony to Italian architecture of the twentieth century”.