“The first time I saw Capri was when I was nine”, says Christian De Sica, “I went there with my mother to visit my father Vittorio De Sica on the set for the film The Bay of Naples in which he starred with Sophia Loren and Clark Gable.” Since then, the island of Capri has been the protagonist for much of the private life of the famous actor, comedian and showman Christian De Sica and his wife Silvia Verdone where, since 1996, they have owned the splendid villa which is now for sale exclusively with Lionard Luxury Real Estate.
The villa (https://www.lionard.com/villa-de-sica-for-sale-capri.html) is part of the historic residence “The Four Winds”, one of those that contributed to the myth of Capri, designed and built by the American symbolist painter and poet Elihu Vedder, between 1900 and 1903, on the slopes of Mount Solaro. The villa of the De Sica family, in Capri style, was built in what was once the artist studio of Vedder. A destiny that will continue with the subsequent owners: sold to Earl Brewster, the villa “The Four Winds” was a long-stay residence for the writer D. H. Lawrence who worked here on the drafting of his famous book: “Lady Chatterley’s Lover”. The entire property changed hands again at the end of the 1930s, and continued to be frequented by many artists, including Joseph Beuys (who has dedicated one of his famous works to Capri) and Cy Twombly.
The villa enjoys a unique view of Capri and, at the same time, the Bay of Naples and the Gulf of Salerno. Surrounded by a splendid garden with citrus and olive trees, which guarantees total privacy thanks to its strategic position, it is easily reachable from the port and, in just ten minutes on foot, from the famous Piazzetta di Capri. Completely renovated, using quality materials and attention to detail, the villa is spread over a total of 2600 square feet of interior, harmoniously divided over two floors. Access to the large panoramic living room is from one of two terraces overlooking the sea, extraordinarily bright thanks to the high vaulted ceilings and large windows that open onto the green garden and the sea, completed by a kitchen and a bathroom. Part of the living area can also be used as a bedroom and, thanks to retractable blinds, becomes a completely independent room with bathroom and comfortable closets. On either side of the living area, the two large terraces are perfectly equipped to be comfortably lived in at any time of the day.
Above, on the roof, another magnificent terrace. The sleeping area, connected internally by a comfortable staircase and externally accessible from the garden, includes two double bedrooms, each with an en suite bathroom. Near, but independent from the villa, there is the outbuilding used as a spa area, with magnificent mosaics and bathroom, easily convertible into a space for guests. On the roof, another magnificent panoramic terrace. This villa is the ideal solution for those who would like to own a charming property in one of the most exclusive spots in the world.
Photos courtesy of Lionard, Campania Tourism