Prestigious apartment in the pedestrian area in Lugano city centre

Prestigious apartment in the pedestrian area in Lugano city centre


The residence located at VIA PERI 11, in the very heart of the beautiful, quiet city of Lugano, has been developed around a wing of the old Convent of Santa Caterina, which dates back to ancient times and which reached its peak in terms of building development in the eighteenth century.
In 1848 the Convent, which was situated in what was then called the Contrada delle Cappuccine, was – like other buildings of its kind – appropriated by the Canton of Ticino and auctioned. It was then bought by Pasquale Lucchini, a famous engineer of the time, after completion of the well-known dam bridge connecting Melide and Bissone. The monastery was then restored and over the years, after changing hands many times, took its final shape and volume at the end of the nineteenth century.

VIA PERI 11, with its Residence and Atelier in the pedestrian area of the City, occupies the wing of the convent which used to house the stables and the cells, and has thus been returned to the city. After preserving restauration works, it now represents for its dwellers a slice of history and a dive into the past, along with idyllic peace and quiet as well as direct access to all the facilities of the city, which are located at walking distance from it. All these features contribute to making the Residence absolutely unique.

The property of VIA PERI 11 has been restored and preserved with the utmost care. The original weight-bearing walls have been kept, the old entrance giving access to the stairway has been restored, the original ceiling heights of the rooms have been retained and the arcs on the ground floor restored, the old windows have been opened again and the original slope of the roof, with its typical tiles, has been maintained.

Within the framework of the functional development of the property, office spaces have been made available on the ground floor, while each of the three upper floors offer two large apartments with top-quality finishes, in line with the strategic location of the property.

The courtyard located in front of the property, which has been made rid of previously existing parking spaces, planted with medium-height plants and paved with fine large/medium sized natural stones, has been brought back to its original use. Likewise, the traffic lane that gives access to the property from the Via Peri as well as the old lane connecting the courtyard with the garden located at the back of the property – which has been reinstated by opening an arc in the façade – have been both restored to their former condition.

An underground garage with 14 parking spaces makes the property of VIA PERI 11 suitable for meeting today’s mobility needs, while the entire underground volume of the property, which houses the cellars and all the technical rooms, extends under the inner garden without interfering with the preservation intervention aimed at retaining the original characteristics of the exterior of the building.

The Residence of VIA PERI 11 is really unique in that it combines the finest finishes and cutting-edge electrical and plumbing systems and technology with a structure whose atmosphere is full of eighteenth century history, conveying everywhere a feeling of quietness , comfort and peace in spite of being located in the very heart of Lugano city centre.

The apartment comprises:
an entrance hall, a large living and dining room, a large kitchen with dining area, a master bedroom with wardrobe and en suite bathroom, a bedroom with wardrobe and a bathroom with shower.
Individually adjustable heating and air conditioning in each room.
Laundry room in the apartment or in a private room in the basement.
Parking space in the garage at CHF 200,000.00

General data

Price CHF 2'950'000.-
Reference #1085622
Located on floor no. 3rd floor
Number of rooms 3.5
Number of bedrooms 2
Number of bathrooms 2
Living area 150 sqm
Useful surface 160 sqm
cellar surface 8 sqm
Garret surface 34 sqm
Year of restoration 2013
Heating installation Floor
Availability To be discussed
Nbr. of parkplaces interior 1 CHF 200'000.- not included


CH-6900 Lugano

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Mr. Gianluca RIGHETTI 
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