Arguably one of the most sought-after locations in the world, the Italian Riviera is the perfect setting for this elegant villa, one of the finest examples of early 20th century architecture in the area.
Just 30 minutes from the french border and 40 minutes from Monaco, Villa Marina is in an amazing location in the heart of Sanremo, situated between “Villa Nobel” and the Villa Ormond Gardens, a few yards from the sea, from Portosole Marina.
Built in 1909 with the name of “Villa Spinola”, the Villa was a wedding gift from Baron Adolph Thiem, a German banker and famous art collector, to his daughter Martha who was married to the Marquis Francesco Spinola of Genoa.
During the 1930s the Villa was transformed into an exclusive hotel and took the name of “Villa King” and maintained this destination until 1985.
The property needs complete restoration although the roof and the basement have recently undergone considerable renovation.
The interiors maintain some of the original features: the large full-height entrance hall with its majestic fireplace, impressive ceiling heights throughout, original decorations and the generous dimensions of the rooms.
With permissions from the Superintendence of Environmental and Architectural Heritage, Villa Marina can become an extremely luxurious family villa fit for modern living and in a prime location. A proposed plan envisages an elegantly grand living area on the noble floor with an office and library, three master bedrooms with private bathrooms and large walk-in wardrobes and four guest suites on the top floor. A cinema, a Spa, a gym, a professional kitchen and a service area with laundry room and a caretaker’s apartment complete the project. All floors will also be connected by an internal lift.
Towns / Cities:
French border 35 km / Monaco 40 km