Enchanting 1890 lake-front villa in the Swiss-Italian village of Morcote on the shore of Lake Lugano. A vacation paradise, Morcote is four miles from of Lugano, and a short trip to Como, Milan, and Zurich. Italian architect Gino Coppede, who built the Emilio Cattaneo Lugano castle, crafted this romantic jewel for Emilio’s daughter as a wedding gift. Rich with architectural details, this idyllic retreat has been treasured by one local family since 1972. Inside, you’ll be awed by a two-story foyer graced by wrought iron details and painted ceilings. The living room, with an Arzo marble-mantled fireplace, hardwoods, painted trim and arched French doors, opens to an expansive terrace and peaceful lake view. The kitchen and one bathroom are downstairs, along with a wine cellar framed by antique doors from Turin. Upstairs are three bedrooms and three bathrooms with terraces, chandeliers, painted trim, and one bathroom. On the shore side is two-car parking, a boat dock, and a private room with shower.