Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Wyman Estate Gatehouse
Formerly the public entrance to an estate, this gatehouse has served as the headquarters of John's Hopkins' student newspaper since 1965.
Described as the “Pearl” of Lake Como, Villa Sola Cabiati is a historic residence which once belonged to the noble Serbelloni family. Built in the 16th century and redesigned two centuries later in the Neoclassical style, it sits on the Rivera della Tremezzina in Lake Como, Italy.
The entrance hall is decorated with stucco work by Muzio Canzio and immaculate frescos by the Tiepolo school that haven’t been touched since the 1700s, along with mosaico venezia floors, and glass chandeliers.
Two upper floors have been set aside as a museum that displays a collection of tapestries, ancient paintings, period antiques, and other treasures collected over the years by Duke Serbelloni and his descendants. The collection also includes an array of Sevres china, a bust of Napoleon, and a bed from Palazzo Serbelloni in Milan that Napoleon once slept in that was relocated to the Villa during World War II.
Following Luisa Serbelloni’s marriage to marquis Lodovico Busca, the property passed to the marquis’ family. The villa was finally inherited by the Sola Cabiati, a lineage of counts, connected to the Busca family through marriage in 1871 and has belonged to the noble family ever since.
Today, the Villa’s six bedroom suites have been restored and refurbished, and the property is available to be rented in its entirety on a weekly basis for those who crave a royal getaway.Know more? Share with us!