Thursday, July 11, 2013

In Milan: a house with a view

 

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This is a very interesting apartment, not just for its location, in the very centre of Milan, but also for many innovative ideas and the whole layout.

Let’s start with the entry hall which, surprise!… is combined  with the dining area which, great idea!… becomes also a library. Furthermore the table is an office boardroom one… by Tecno, and if you entertain a lot why not go “overboard”. The chairs are the Superleggera designed by legendary Gio Ponti and produced by Cassina.

White walls and charcoal wood floor, custom made cascade lighting and bookshelves make an elegant background for the contemporary furniture.

 

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I love the idea of having two different carpets side by side, in this case the colors play with each other; the zabaglione color of the two sofas is just perfect, not too yellow, not too dark.  Eclectic choices of contemporary furniture and antique wooden madonne used for religious festivities complete the living room.

 

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The view is priceless, so the owners decided to create a heated veranda on the terrace, which is now the focal point of the entire apartment. No fear of colors here, with a deep, vibrant, almost purple undertone blue for the large sofa. Did you spot another church here? What you see is the campanile of San Gottardo in Corte, built in 1336.

 

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An unusual lilac chair by Tecno sits over a luscious mauve rug by ABC Carpet, New York.

 

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A sleek, contemporary kitchen with a magnificent view and the Duomo as the focal point. The cathedral started in the late 1300 and…took nearly six centuries to complete, it is the largest in Italy and one of the largest in the world. It was built in precious marmo di Candoglia transported to the city over the water, when Milan had several navigli or waterways now almost entirely covered. The marble reflects the light changes during the day and becomes magnificent at dawn and at sunset.

 

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To complete the apartment the terrace is linked to the roof garden by a stairway and from here the Torre Velasca, another iconic Milanese building, this time from 1950’s can be seen.

Definitely a house with a view!

Photography by Barbara Corsico

©2013 Brillante Interiors writes about new trends, timeless decor, iconic pieces, design ideas, or at times just musing about "a certain Italian way of doing things".


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9 comments:

Jane Kilpatrick Schott said...

Perfection and just a hop away from Lake Como. Heaven!

Anonymous said...

What a divine apartment, and that view!

Thank you,

Deborah Blumenthal

Karen Albert said...

A beautiful home with priceless views Albarosa! The fabrics and rugs are just mesmerizing with the luxe designs.

xoxo
Karena
2013 Artists Series!

CWoodyard said...

Thankyou, spectacular, especially with the duomo in view from the kitchen. Love the wild colors. Good to see you again too! Cynthia

MJH DesignArts said...

This space is the ultimate sophisticated chic. The views, colors, counterpoints.... I'm speechless. Thank you.
Glad to see you are back.
Mary

peggy braswell said...

nice to have you back with such a lovely apt. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

Eleni (imagineyourhomes) said...

Hi, Albarosa! I'm Eleni! The house by itself is very nice but adding the view becomes magnificent...!

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I really liked your article and posting your pic as it is very interesting to read thank you

Rebecca Bowen said...

It's A Room With A beautifully view. Matching colors of chair and carpets looks pretty. I like it a lot !!
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