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Zattere Historic Waterfront House with private garden

Divine historic house and walled garden in a stunning Giudecca waterfront position.

This charming south-facing house is one of only two stand alone buildings facing the Giudecca canal on the Fondamenta degli Incurabili, close to the Punta della Dogana. The historical and cultural references of the area include the Russian Poet and Author Brodsky who lived for a time in the adjacent building.

Part of the house dates back to the 1400s, while in a later period a front addition was built. The house is on five levels, two overlooking the spectacular Giudecca Canal and beautiful front garden, two floors facing the rear with garden views, and a large mansarda. It is free on all sides (quite unique in Venice), and borders both a charming side canal as well as the Giudecca canal.

There are 16 rooms in all in the house. All bedrooms face the side canal, particularly pleasant at night with the calming sounds of water lapping against the building. The surroundings are quiet and, although there is air conditioning throughout, there is always a pleasant breeze when windows are open. It really does feel like ‘la campagne a Venise’ when one passes through the private door from the Fondamenta into the beautiful private garden.

Ground Floor
Upon entering the house  an inner lobby leads to a long hallway. Immediately to the right is a living room looking on to the private garden, while facing the side canal is an elegant dining room with fireplace. To the rear of the house is a good sized kitchen divided into two areas, one dining with large fireplace, the second a fully equipped kitchen area. Separate guest powder room and coats cupboard.

Half Landing
On the first landing level are two bedrooms and two bathrooms. 
 
First Floor
A few steps lead to a corridor, lined with cupboards and library shelving and opening up into a beautiful and spacious formal drawing room with mesmerising views over the garden and the Giudecca Canal. The master bedroom is connected to the living room creating a wonderfully large and relaxing living space. It has high ceilings, canal views and has a few steps down to one of the two bathrooms below.

Half Landing

Second Floor
Another flight of steps lead to the second floor of the house which includes three bedrooms (one single and two double) and bathroom. One of the bedrooms is currently a further living room.

Mansard
Finally above the top floor (accessible by a flight of stairs) is a very large attic space. In the past the owners of the house obtained the permission to build an altana above the house and it would almost certainly be able to be obtained again.

All in all a delightful charming and stylish house in a top location. A family house for many years, it would lend itself to become a wonderful second home for generations to come.

Zattere Historic Waterfront House with private garden

Location

Dorsoduro

Bedrooms

4

Bathrooms

4

Price

On request

Reference

ve353

Sothebys ref

ZNMEZH

 

Features

Canal views
Garden
Air conditioning
Central heating
Porta sola

 

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What attracted us to this property

When we view a new property we are focussing principally on our international clientele and their wish lists, for example historic features, outside space, water access, great views and light. Location is always a consideration, but if we find a truly unique property we may decide it's still worth a look whatever the area - Venice is so small really! The potential for restoration is often a plus, to achieve a truly personalised space. But at the end of the day we always ask ourselves this one deciding question: do we actually LIKE this property? If it ticks lots of boxes but doesn't feel right, we prefer not to take it on.

This is just like a beautiful chocolate one immediately wants to eat! So unusual to find an historic house of this type in this special location, with the most amazing views and completely adorable garden. A dream.

Location

Dorsoduro

This sleepy yet elegant quarter is regarded as the Mayfair of Venice: quiet yet brimming with things to see, from the Guggenheim Museum with its delightful, leafy gardens and exquisitely curated collection of modern art, to the Punta Della Dogana, a sensational collection of contemporary art in the old customs building, recently restored by Tadao Ando, to the Accademia Galleries. Snaking along the Grand Canal, you will find charming palazzi - some grand and opulent, others on a pleasingly human scale. Take a short stroll from the Accademia bridge to the Zattere for a long canalside ‘passeggiata’ or to Campo Santa Margherita, where locals gather to catch up with friends to enjoy the night air... Perfect for an evening spritz before dinner, or for a nightcap before walking home.

Zattere Historic Waterfront House with private garden

Location

Dorsoduro

Bedrooms

4

Bathrooms

4

Price

On request

Reference

ve353

Sothebys ref

ZNMEZH

 

Features

Canal views
Garden
Air conditioning
Central heating
Porta sola

 

Enquire about this property

What attracted us to this property

When we view a new property we are focussing principally on our international clientele and their wish lists, for example historic features, outside space, water access, great views and light. Location is always a consideration, but if we find a truly unique property we may decide it's still worth a look whatever the area - Venice is so small really! The potential for restoration is often a plus, to achieve a truly personalised space. But at the end of the day we always ask ourselves this one deciding question: do we actually LIKE this property? If it ticks lots of boxes but doesn't feel right, we prefer not to take it on.

This is just like a beautiful chocolate one immediately wants to eat! So unusual to find an historic house of this type in this special location, with the most amazing views and completely adorable garden. A dream.

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Palazzo Grimani
2474 San Marco
30124 Venezia

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