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The RE/MAX Collection Ascona

Viale Monte Verità 11 CH - 6612

Ascona - Ticino,

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Property Details

Via Ronco 8, 6618 Arcegno

Switzerland - Ticino, Locarno

CHF 3,950,000

Status: Active





116080025-96 IZ

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Total Area:

6458 sq.ft / 600 m²



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Lot Size:

34552 sq.ft / 3210 m²



Spacious villa with exclusive garden




Sun exposure all year round, a wonderful view of the lake, large-scale architecture in a Mediterranean style, plenty of space to accomplish different living concepts, absolute peace and total privacy in a heavenly garden.


This is how this extraordinary object, located in Arcegno, a pleasant town above Ascona, appears.


In this exclusive property you can realize the dream of balancing life and work in Ticino. Built by the famous architect Rodolfo Frank, this property was originally called “Il Gioiello” ("The Jewel") but since it housed a dovecote for white doves, the entrance still reads the name “La piccionaia” ("The Dovecote").


La Piccionaia

After passing an automatic gate, a well kept path leads to a wide space in front of the garage, which can easily accommodate 2 vehicles, in addition to two outdoor parking spaces. On the top floor of the garage there is a comfortable studio apartment for guests with a fireplace, a kitchenette and a bath of exquisite features.


The gate opens on happiness.

After the wrought iron gate, you enter a gorgeous Mediterranean garden. By a short granite-paved road which runs alongside the large natural pond, is just a few steps to the semi-circular, built in bungalow style, main building. Here you can enjoy a superb villa that offers you a great freedom of self-fulfillment


Living and working in perfect harmony

The building was designed as a wide-range living space on two wings. In the past, the right wing was used as an office with a comfortable reception hall and several working rooms. This part has a separate entrance, which is directly accessible either from the garden or from the street through a staircase. Ideally it leads itself to be used as an office, studio, small therapy center, doctor's office, laboratory, workshop or simply as additional bedrooms.


Housing vision of the past and present

The living area in the main house’s left wing, as well as the entire property, has preserved the charm of the "old ways". The owners have always provided a perfect maintenance of the house. Now, as part of a work of modernization, high quality materials will allow to give new splendor to this extraordinary villa. The wide disposition of spaces and the timeless architecture provide the ability to create new living concepts. The large number of rooms and bathrooms is ideally suited for the purpose.


Friends are heartily welcome

Either the comfortable studio in the upper floor of the garage and the space reserved for guests, equipped with bath and situated in the cosy pavilion in the garden, allow guests to feel comfortable in „La Piccionaia“, without disturbing the owners’ privacy.





Your Earthly Paradise – The garden

The garden has been treated for many years with love and passion. The large pond represents its undisputed center. Small islands were created to house ducks. A place of rare beauty which invites to the contemplation of nature. For over 40 years the elegant crane "Gray" has lived in peaceful coexistence with ducks, fish and dragonflies, and greets visitors to the house with an attentive and curious look.


To everyone a special nook

The sheltered patio in the entrance area, several terraces and corners to quietly retreat in the garden, the rustic-styled pavillion equipped with a small kitchen, the bar and the granite fireplace handcrafted with a particular technique, or the oval pool, flanked by a wellness area, will offer you and the your guests countless opportunities for retreat and relax. Even the sleeping area opens onto a separate terrace in absolute privacy and providing peace to the body and soul.


Storeroom and technical

The basement is divided into two wings, which can be reached via two separate staircases. On one side, easily accessible from the atrium and from the kitchen, you will find the technical room, the laundry and the storerooms. The technical room for the pool is separate and is located under the pool itself, thus allowing you to access it easily.


Cooking and relaxing

The cozy kitchen, with beautiful view, is bright and pleasant and has kept its timeless charm. From here you have direct access to the dining room, which opens to the living room, where you can enjoy a fantastic panorama of the garden and the lake. The living room, with a wide, open fireplace, offers several corners that invite you to sit and read, watch TV, observe nature or simply indulge in idleness.


Here I am Man: here, dare to be! (J.W. Goethe)


„La Piccionaia“is an ideal object, with a special charm that allows you and your family to create countless new living concepts


The property offers:

Absolute privacy in a heavenly garden with outstanding view on the lake

Wide-range architecture with love and attention for details and a great freedom of space customization

Enough space to realize different living models and/or work activities

A beautiful outdoor space that can be used all year round










  • Alarm
  • Cable / satellite TV
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden and patio
  • Hardwood floors
  • Microwave
  • Patio / Deck
  • Washer / Dryer



Community features

  • Fitness centre
  • Golf course
  • Sports complex
  • Tennis courts


Swimming Pool Equip., Security System, Satellite Dish, Refrigerator, Pantry, Microwave, Hot Water Dispenser, Garage Door Opener, Fridge/Stove/DW, Freezer, Fireplace Insert, Disposal - Waste, Dishwasher, Clothes Washer/Dryer/Fridge/Stove/DW, Clothes Washer/Dryer, Air Conditioning


Indoor Pool, Garden, Air-Cond./Central

Floor Plan



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