Venice, Italy 15th Century Canal Front Contemporary!
Whether referred to as The Bride of the Sea or the City of Canals, to romantics and art/opera history lovers the world over, travelling to Venice, Italy is on almost everyone’s bucket list. Those who are familiar with the city have probably envisioned themselves living in one of the fabulous mansions along the canals where a trip to the store is so much more fun when one’s mode of transportation is via gondolier. Not so far fetched an idea when one of the rarest offerings ever is going to auction on November 17th. Apartment Piano Nobile is located in the stunning Moorish and Byzantine-style Palazzo Molin that retains its original Gothic facade with canals flanking two sides. Making the most of contrasting the best of Italian modern design against the much sought after elegant decay of enduring history, the grand lobby was designed by Milan based designer Culti and the large courtyard was designed by Marco Battagia. Consisting of two floors, the first level has 20-foot beamed ceilings, gallery wall space for large art pieces and floor space enough for large sculptures with open-concept kitchen and dining. The five bedrooms offer lovely views and the five baths are ultra modern with the latest in fixtures, hardware and materials. Four balconies create private outdoor space with city, canal and bridge views and there is direct access to the courtyard and separate small patio. Stroll to the nearby Piazza San Marco and Grand Canal or take a water taxi to the train station or Venice Marco Polo International Airport.