The Italian property of “Filanda” in Brienno, on the west coast of Lake Como, boasts impressive views and a distinctive style throughout. The former silk factory was converted into a villa in the 1960s with a great deal of passion and good taste. The oldest parts of the structure date back to the late 17th century. The property was built between 1847 and 1860. The main house consists of three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a lift and various fireplaces. The 600-square-metre historical villa also has exclusive access to the lake and its own landing stage. The generous lounge, the kitchen and the outside area all look onto the stone veranda. On the top floor, which is connected to the picturesque “pieds-dans-l’eau” garden, there is also a party room measuring 200 square metres with fabulous views on the lake. Attached to the main house there is a recently renovated 19th century building covering 800 square metres. “In the past this object was the site where families of spinning mill owners used to live. This beautiful and ancient building, with its balconies facing the picturesque small pier of the village, has been recently refurbished. Furthermore, it also consists of eleven independent apartments with all modern facilities,” says Yasemin Rosenmaier, Managing Partner of Engel & Völkers Lago di Como.