Real Estate Details
This divine pied-a-terre is situated in one of the most important and beautiful historic Gothic palaces in Venice, built in the 16th century, and which Ruskin called 'the most elaborate piece of architecture in Venice, the latest Venetian Gothic, just passing into Renaissance'. A palazzo with a stunning facade, and in absolutely one of the best locations on the Grand Canal in San Marco, right in front of the vast and monumental church of La Salute. The palazzo itself is linked in folklore to the story of Othello and Desdemona, as it is believed that it was here that the real life Desdemona lived. This raised ground floor apartment forms part of what is considered to be the most prestigious condominial palazzo in Venice, a 'signorile' residence with live in caretaker, excellent maintained facilities and overall an extremely private and curated feel.
The entrance to the palazzo is tucked away behind the the Calle XXII Marzo, the best shopping street in Venice with Gucci, Valentino, Burberry as your local go-to shops. High walls and private gates give access through an exquisite private walled garden to the pink and white marble floored androne entrance hall which leads on to the palazzo glass water gate and boat pontoon mooring. The entrance to this apartment is to the right of the hall looking towards the Grand Canal. The main living area has large windows with direct views on to Salute, while to the rear of the apartment is a sleeping area, small kitchen and modern bathroom. Terrazzo flooring and original beams will serve as the perfect backdrop to upgrade either to a cool classic interior or a contemporary design treatment.
This would be the perfect place for keys tucked away in your pocket on a Friday evening at Zurich airport, waking up the next morning to amazing light and direct views of the Grand Canal and Salute... then have a boat collect you from your doorstep to go to Venissa on Burano for lunch.. I am not sure life can get much better than that...