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Photographed by Gianni Franchellucci

"The breathtaking beauty of Lake Garda in northern Italy, with its mild climate, clear water, magnificent mountains and lush vegetation, has always attracted tourists from all over the world. In 1786 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe discovered this paradise, followed by James Joyce, Thomas Mann and many other iconic intellectuals. The same allure brought a young German couple with three children to Torbole, an adorable small village bordering the lake, where they found an ideal site to built the abode of their dreams." Read more...

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contemporary, great_room, blue, lakeside, italian architecture, interior design, summer home, picture windows, stunning views, concrete floors