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Sotheby's Concierge Auctions presents the Luxury Property Auction of House of Cerruti, located in Biella, Piedmont and belonged to the famed Italian designer and textile entrepreneur, Nino Cerruti.
Never Before Listed for Sale | Reserve €1.25M
The spirit of the late Nino Cerruti endures in Biella, Piedmont, a world-famous destination for its textile and wool industry and the real Made in Italy movement of Italian fashion. Steeped in heritage and history, the House of Cerruti is a bespoke estate, offering the opportunity to take up the mantle of a truly magnificent provenance. Three structures occupy this expansive, nearly 19-acre property in the Italian Alps, a famed get-away destination for Hollywood celebrities like Roman Polanski, Michael Douglas, and Jack Nicholson.
1,302sm/14,058sf | 7.636 hectares/18.869 acres
15 bedrooms | 10 full bathrooms and 4 half bathrooms
Main House: 8 bedrooms; 4 full and 2 half bathrooms; Built in 1834.
Guest House: 4 bedrooms; 4 full and 1 half bathrooms; Contemporary style residence, built in 2003.
Caretakers Cottage: 3 bedrooms; 1 full and 1 half bathroom.
Architectural Features: Notable provenance as the home of the late fashion designer Nino Cerruti, Portico walkways
Outdoor Features: Multiple terraces; Porticos; Winter garden; Rose garden; Orchard and limonaia (lemon tree house); 6-person hot tub; Forested surroundings and trails rich with porcini and truffle.
Other Spaces & Additional Amenities: Gym; Wine cellar; 4-car garage; Wine production capability for Grave quality Nebbiolo and IGT Coste della Sesia
Location: 10 minutes from Biella; 1 hour to Turin; 85.4km to Turin Airport;1.25 hours to Milan; 1 hour to Milan Malpensa Airport; 1.25 to Milan Linate Airport; 2 hours from Genoa/Liguria coast; 3.30 hours to Geneva
Nestled at the foot of the Alps on the border with France and Switzerland, Piedmont is a region of Baroque architecture, rolling vineyards, and elegant cuisine. The House of Cerruti is set just outside of Biella, an area rich in culture, food, majestic nature, and outdoor adventure, and world-renowned for its textiles industry. Home to creatives and innovative minds, Biella is truly the heart of “Made in Italy” fashion. Relish locally grown and produced products such as white truffles, world-famous Nebbiolo wines, or hazelnuts. Ski the Italian Alps in the shadow of Mont Blanc—Courmayeur and Monterosa are 90 minutes away. Relish long summer days on Lake Como (90 minutes) and Lakes Orta and Maggiore (1 hour away). Further afield, luscious seafood and Mediterranean beaches await you on the Ligurian Coast, 2-hours from your estate. For transcendence-seekers, the UNESCO-recognized Sanctuary di Oropa is a religious pilgrimage site in the Biellese Alps. Well-connected to Milan and Turin, Beilla is convenient to reach via train or car.
As a renowned Italian fashion designer, Nino Cerruti has left an indelible mark on the luxury industry. A giant among Italian entrepreneur, he is known for creating iconic designs using innovative fabrics like wool crepe, which has become a signature of his brand. He also boasts an inventive portfolio of accomplishments, having pioneered men’s ready-to-wear fashion and the invention of casual chic and gender fluid wear. In the 1960s, Cerruti crossed paths with Giorgio Armani, hiring him as a creator of men’s fashion, together making a profound mark on the world of fashion before Armani branched out on his own. Cerruti's foray into luxury branding began in the 1970s when he launched his first perfume line. His brand, Cerruti 1881, has since expanded to include a range of luxury goods, including watches, leather goods, and eyewear. Cerruti has forged a name for himself across Hollywood, designing costumes for blockbusters like Pretty Woman, American Psycho, and Air Force One, and clothing A-listers during the 80s and 90s, such as the likes of Sharon Stone, Anthony Hopkins, Roman Polanski, Michael Douglas, Jack Nicholson, and more. In 1994, Cerruti made waves in the Formula 1 motorsport as the official designer of Ferrari, with designs worn by seven-time World Champion, Michael Shumacher. Today, Cerruti is considered one of the most influential fashion designers of his generation and continues to inspire a new generation of designers.
After many years spent abroad, she came back to Italy, to her homeland, the hills of Monferrato. Dynamic, curious and cosmopolitan, before graduating in History, Culture and Oriental Art at the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Bologna, she spent two years in Australia and South East Asia, relating with different cultures. After graduating, thanks to a EU project, she moved to Berlin, where she lived for almost ten years, first collaborating with artists as a curator of art exhibitions and events, then becoming business partner of an art gallery in the neighbourhood of Mitte, the hub of the Berlin art scene. In particular, she focused on PR management and promoting artists at an international level. Her passion for art made her become interested in spaces and architecture, from 'content' to 'container'; she entered the world of Real Estate, finding the perfect combination in Sotheby's history and philosophy. She became a real estate agent, merging in this activity her artistic knowledge and her international background. she speaks fluent Italian, English and German.