"VILLA LEONI - IL CAPOLAVORO DI LINGERI" - OSSUCCIO
The villa, commissioned to Lingeri by the Leoni Malacrida family, industrialists in the confectionery sector, is the pearl of Ossuccio for its position and accommodation.
A month after the request for a building permit, in 1944 the permission of the Civil Engineer of Como arrived, "provided that the use of cement, iron and other non-self-sufficient materials is excluded". The project documents describe the materials envisaged: Moltrasio stone for the walls, which will only be partially plastered, stone pillars and window sills of the Musso quarries, S.A.P. in brick with rib in concrete, Valmalenco stone for single-pitched roof and wood for external and internal windows. From a writing by Lingeri to Alberto Sartoris of 5 December 1944 we read: "I am completing the villa on the lake which is quite interesting in its kind despite some not slight difficulties to overcome regarding the use of structural materials imposed by recent decrees". The restoration carried out by the current property dates back to the early nineties and, in addition to the necessary technological adjustments, has taken care of the restoration of the original colors spread on the external and internal surfaces. The gold and silver medal at the Paris international exhibition and the participation in the exhibition at the Royal Institute of British Architects in London, with the project of the Villa Leoni, date back to 1937.
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