Seafront villa of legendary Hollywood star - Orson Welles - for sale!
North and Middle Dalmatia›Sibenik
Distance to sea:
1 100 sqm
No. of bathrooms:
2 800 000 €
Magnificent seafront villa of the famous Hollywood actor and director Orson Welles for sale in the area of Primosten!
Welles' film "Citizen Kane" for many decades headed the rating of the best films of all times. His movies "Touch of Evil", "The Trial", "The Lady of Shanghai", "The Magnificent Ambersons" have also become iconic. The British Film Institute in 2002 recognized Orson Welles as the greatest film director of all times. The winner of Oscar, Palm d'Or of Cannes Festival, Golden Lion, Grammy Award first came to Croatia in the 1950s as an actor. And in 1961-1962 he shot his famous "The Trial" already in Zagreb. Then followed the shooting on the island of Hvar, and soon Wells no longer imagined his life without the sea and Croatia. His dreamplace was Primosten and its surroundings, where he built himself a villa with numerous terraces. One of them was his favorite. And you will find out which one ... In Brodarica, near the villa, there is now a monument to Welles, made in bronze by his girlfriend, Croatian actress and sculptor Oja Kodar. Orson stands with a cigar at the entrance to the Joker shopping center. Many will wonder who this person is and what he is doing here. And when they realize that this is the American director Orson Wells - even more surprised. This person who could choose as a place of residence any point on the planet, made a choice in favour of Croatia.
His villa area is 700 m2. It had 5 levels. The plot is 1100 m2.
At the moment the villa is divided into six residential units of an intricate configuration, which is more suitable for receptions and parties: 1. Studio 65 m2 with balcony and terrace of 140 m2. 2. The apartment consists of a bedroom of 45 m2, a balcony, two kitchens, a salon, two bathrooms, a terrace of 80 m2. 3. The apartment has a spacious bedroom, three bathrooms, a salon, three kitchens and a terrace of 110 m2. 4. The apartment has a bedroom, a bathroom, a kitchen-salon and a terrace of 90 m2. 5. Two small apartments of 35 m2, each with a bedroom, bathroom, living room, kitchen and terrace.
All terraces of the building face the sea. The villa overlooks the private beach area.
From a modern point of view, the structure of the building is highly chaotic, the villa needs an internal transformation.
Three garages, nine parking lots in total (two of the garages in a separate building). There is an apartment for servants.
There is a project for the reconstruction of the building with the possibility of increasing it by 300 m2. It is possible to build a swimming pool. Net documentation. One owner.
Bearing this in mind the building can be turned into a boutique hotel with a cinematic history.
Buying this villa, you buy with it a piece of Hollywood and a name as a famous brand. Even if you are not a connoisseur of the films of the 1940s and 1960s, now you will be happy to watch them, knowing that they are related to Croatia.
Used photos of Total Croatia News.
Update of the villa data from 05/11/2018
Overall additional expenses borne by the Buyer of real estate in
Croatia are approx. 7% of property cost: property transfer tax (3% of
property value), agency commission (3%+VAT on comission), advocate fee
(0,5-1%), notary fee and official certified translation expenses.
Brockerage agreement on 3% commission (+VAT) is signed prior to visiting