Overlooking the west arm of lake Como, near the village Griante, an old shipyard has been masterfully transformed into a luxurious, contemporary villa of undisputed, aesthetic taste. Il Cantiere; an extraordinary villa furnished with finest modern, Italian furnishing on a surface of 1.900 square meters divided on three floors and terraces. The contemporary industrial style recalls the history of the original building, where once an Italian family built boats during the twentieth century. Six of the seven bedrooms have a wonderful view of the lake, seen through large French windows. These French windows lead to secluded, private terraces, and to the spacious terrace of 350 square meters, furnished with BBQ, various seats on a wooden floor, giving you the impression of being on a boat in the middle of the lake. In order to make your holiday more enjoyable, this villa offers a large gym with the well known Technogym machines, a spa with Turkish bath, a sauna and a massage room. A state-of-the-art home entertainment and automation systems, a cinema room, a well stocked cellar and a cozy African inspired cigar/snug room complete the comforts of this villa. The rigorous style without bright colors, highlights the brightness of the lake. The ground floor of the villa is a mixture of shadow and light: accessing the living areas, you pass through the central room furnished with a billiard table, to reach the living room, the dining room and the kitchen. In this passage, every room takes on lighter tones, to emphasize the lake. Due to the fact that the villa has various areas not suitable for children (for example some unprotected internal stairs, a low wall around the pool), it is not recommended for children between 2 and 8 years old, unless accompanied by babysitters. A boat of 40HP located in the private dock, is available for the guests. You do not need a license to drive the boat and it suits 4 to 5 people. Il Cantiere is an incredible fully staffed villa, with the attentive services of a full time villa manager, a chef and a driver for local excursions. Both the airports of Milan (Linate and Malpensa) are on a 75 minutes drive away.