Welcome to Villa Opera, a magnificent property that embodies dreams and fairytales, nestled in beautifully manicured gardens. This masterpiece of architectural and landscape design is more than just a home; it’s an enchanting haven that promises to transport its inhabitants into a world of luxury, privacy, and wonder. For those who appreciate history and art, Villa Opera is a treasure trove of cultural references that would keep you captivated for years.
Villa Opera is like an accordion that allows you to adjust your lifestyle according to your living preferences. You can live small by telling stories and sipping wine by the fire in the cozy Tudor room, or you can entertain grandly and put on a dazzling Great Gatsby party in the Music Room.
As you step inside Villa Opera’s antique wooden front door, get ready to experience a whole new world. Follow the first of many winding pathways to the grand Music Room, a neoclassical gem inspired by a Newport mansion and the Petit Trianon palace in Versailles, exuding a Great Gatsby ambiance. With a size of 30 by 40 feet, the music room is the largest space on the property, complete with an exquisite celestial and sunset painted ceiling, created by the talented muralist, Polly Stark. With excellent acoustics, a grand fireplace, and enough space to accommodate up to 100 guests, it’s no wonder that celebrated opera singers and the Youth Orchestra Symphony have graced the room’s stage. Beyond the Music Room lies a large billiards room complete with its own private patio, wet bar, four toilet stalls, and a fully equipped commercial kitchen. The Music Room and the adjacent billiards room provide the perfect setting for elegant and sophisticated entertainment.
Just in front of the Music Room, you’re struck by a medieval tower that takes you back in time to a world of knights and dragons. This solid stone structure is modeled after British castles and oozes a charm that is hard to resist. The tower’s first floor features a cozy living room with a wood-burning fireplace, dining area, and kitchenette, while the second floor boasts a spacious bedroom with a four-poster bed and an ensuite bathroom. Leaded glass windows offer breathtaking views of the surrounding gardens, adding to the tower’s romantic ambiance. And to top it off, fragrant climbing roses wind around the top of the tower, creating a truly magical escape.
From the tower, a path leads to the main house. The focal point is a Roman-inspired courtyard with a fountain pool featuring faces of the four seasons. The courtyard provides access to a roof terrace with covered seating in the style of the ancient Roman temple of Hercules, providing a peaceful spot to view beautiful sunsets.
The main house boasts exceptional architectural and interior design, featuring a wood-paneled Tudor living room with a cozy fireplace, a spacious master bedroom with his and her closets and an ensuite bathroom. A lovely breakfast area opens up to a peaceful Spanish loggia perfect for those relaxing morning meals. The house also features a media room, wood-paneled library, and other guest bedrooms, each with its own bathroom and unique theme.
Enjoy entertaining guests in the dining hall. The north wall displays a replica cantera frieze from a Roman temple dedicated to Mars, while the south wall showcases a large fireplace and a rosette window similar to those found in iconic French churches.
Villa Opera’s gardens are a true work of art, providing an enchanting setting for outdoor events, intimate gatherings, and romantic evenings. The winding pathways, vine-covered pergolas, and nine captivating fountains make for a tranquil and serene escape.
Discover the secluded spots and secret gardens throughout the grounds, including a discreetly placed inground jacuzzi pool complete with fire-breathing bowls and enjoy a moment of adventure on a warm summer night.
The lush honeysuckle, sweet smelling jasmine and cleverly crafted trees and plants create an oasis of serenity, while the patios, porches, and seating areas provide the perfect space to savor a morning coffee or a sunset glass of wine.
Villa Opera not only boasts stunning aesthetics but also comes equipped with additional amenities such as a wine cellar, herb terrace, a robust solar system, high-speed internet access, covered parking, and a spacious staff quarters that can easily be purposed as an art studio.