Casa Cattaneo is a point of interest often forgotten by those who visit Cernobbio. Situated along Via Regina, it represents an example of rationalist style architecture and today houses the "Archivio Cattaneo", dedicated to the architect Cesare Cattaneo, who designed it.
Casa Cattaneo is a rationalist style building that differs from the others around it. Characterized by geometric and essential shapes, it stands out for the white color of the facade, made with a concrete enriched by fragments of marble. Noteworthy is also the attention paid to the brightness and airiness of the spaces. Organized on three floors, the ground floor houses a commercial space and the upper floors an apartment on each level.
Built by the homonymous architect Cesare Cattaneo on a piece of land he received from his father as a present for his graduation, Casa Cattaneo was built between 1938 and 1939. The intention was to create a "dream house", intended as an ideal place to live the everyday life with the family. Since the architect was a fervent Christian, he designed the "family room", a space where living precious moments of recollection with the loved ones, and the entire structure is thought with an attention to family life, which was very important to him.