A charming pied-a-terre

A quiet corner in Venice, between the Academy Galleries and the Peggy Guggenheim collection

A small residency in the heart of Dorsoduro district, that represents a refuge where one can escape to the tranquility and beauty of the Venetian lagoon.

The apartment is situated on the ground floor of a building dated back to the early 1900s and it overlooks a magical little garden. It’s also part of a more ancient block of buildings where there is a deconsecrated church.

VP Architects realized a careful restoration while redistributing the spaces in a more contemporary style.

The interior design was inspired from the wonderful “papier peints” from the private owner’s collection, which guided the choice of walls and fabric colors.

Perceiving the owner’s tastes and personality, VP Architects has created unique custom-made furniture to go along with some antique furniture and decorative objects that belonged to the family, which have been restored by skilled Venetian artisans bringing new life to this house.

Some iron or cast iron old furniture have been placed in the tiny garden, which has been cleaned and repotted. While the garden was being replanted, an old pittosporum, a tipical lagoon garden plant whose scent often fills the air of the calli in May, was saved.

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