Drawing open admiration and lingering curiosity from boating travellers sailing along the water, and gazing directly across to the Guggenheim where the glitterati and Venetian society occasionally soirée up on high, this exceptional property with its manicured private garden sleeps 8 guests in deluxe surroundings arranged over 3 floors.
Tucked away deep in an upmarket central location within a waltz of La Fenice Opera House, Campo Santo Stefano and St. Mark’s Square, this discreet Italian elegance advances to greet you at the door before whisking you off into another (lavishly appointed!) world where bold design and a self-assured aesthetic have reawakened the classic fabric of detailed stuccoes, terrazzo flooring, highly varnished wood and speckled mirrors.
Boasting a traditional ‘altana’ roof terrace for taking in the rays and air-conditioning throughout for those sizzling Venetian summer days, this remarkable property is both spacious and striking.
A lantern-lit private doorway on the little Corte di Calle del Tagiapiera – Courtyard of the Street of the Stonemason – leads guests onto the ground floor where they will discover an elegant entrance hallway hinting at the accommodation within a bright, south-facing, uber-stylish sitting room peppered with modern art and masterfully furnished with a pair of plush designer toffee-brown sofas.
Double doors open onto the glorious private furnished lawned garden overlooking the waters of the Grand Canal to the fore – a tremendously special space and a real rarity in Venice enjoying magical views towards the Gothic Palazzo da Mula (immortalised by Monet), the unfinished Palazzo Venier dei Leoni (a.k.a. the Peggy Guggenheim Collection), the funnel-shaped chimneys of Palazzo Dario, and the mosaic covered Palazzos Barbarigo and Salviati, and extending all the way down past weathered bricole and bobbing gondolas to the iconic silvery domes of Santa Maria Della Salute.
Expertly planted and beautifully maintained, there’s a retractable awning providing shade for al fresco dining or aperitivi and a delightful furnished canal-side arbour with herringbone paving and plenty of cushioned seating for soaking up the Venice vibe.
Again inside, a second dainty sitting room akin to a little jewellery box and a supremely successful collaboration of the antique and the modern – adorned with pretty stuccoes, painted panels, and an enormous curved sofa also offeres views from its creeper-clad windows over the garden to the fore.
A jaw-droppingly spectacular formal dining room to the centre of the casetta boasts ravishing antique mirror-panelled walls, terrazzo flooring underfoot and a chic designer dining suite lit by twinkling chandelier.
Walking up the stairs to the first floor, guest s will find a luxurious principal double bedroom suite lit by 3 picture windows with decorative iron balustrades looking out towards the glinting jade-green waters of the Grand Canal just beyond, flamboyantly attired in crimson moiré fabric and furnished with a double bed with small sitting area at its foot plus a literally dazzling art-deco style en suite bathroom to the rear with highly varnished panelling, a bathtub and gilt period fittings
A second stylish double bedroom with a splendid pair of picture windows and views echoing those of the principal, walls of vermillion velveteen creating an air of warmth and cosiness and its own separate bathroom with wood panelling and bathtub can also be found on the floor.
There is also a further sitting room/studio towards the centre/rear – cocooning and restful in ambience and furnished with a large corner sofa, and an additional art deco-style bathroom with shower.
On the third floor of the property, guests will find a third elegantly appointed double bedroom in yellow ochre and teal blue with opulent moiré fabric wall coverings, 2 single beds, 3 picture windows with decorative balustrades enjoying the casetta’s signature views, plus a sitting alcove/snug just to the side and its own separate art deco-style bathroom with shower.
There is also a fourth delicious bedroom mirroring the colour palette of the third, with walls of butter yellow velveteen, a double bed dressed in teal blue, a pair of canal-facing picture windows enjoying those Grand Canal views plus an art deco-style en suite bathroom with bathtub.
To the rear of the floor, guests will further find stairs rising to the wonderful wooden ‘altana’ rooftop terrace, furnished with sun-loungers for whiling away downtime and looking onto the imposing side façade of the neighbouring 16th-century Palazzo Corner della Ca’ Grande (designed by Sansovino and today the seat of the Prefecture of Venice).
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