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Renaissance Palazzo private home with spectacular gardens

An exquisite private canal front home with huge private gardens, two terraces. lift

Built in the 16th century, this beautiful and important Dorsoduro palazzo is tucked away in one of the quietest areas of Venice, yet very close to the Zattere and to the church of San Sebastiano, Veronese’s masterpiece. I have walked past this house many times but I could never have imagined how beautiful the interior was.  Hidden Venice at its best.
 
Originally belonging to a branch of the noble family which gave Venice seven Doges, and where Saint Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits, was ordained, it has been extremely well maintained over several centuries. 

The façade has recently been returned to its original purity and elegance thanks to a complete restoration comprising both the roof and facades, while fully respecting not only the original Renaissance architecture but also modern day techniques.
 
This very well proportioned and highly satisfying property represents over two thirds of the palazzo, incorporating not only extensive living areas but also a divine 400mq walled garden, private terrace and altana. There is also a boat space.  
 
At ground floor level the private main entrance from the Fondamenta opens into the most breathtaking and elegant entrance hall, leading both to the garden and the internal staircase. 

The 1st floor piano nobile with 3.5m ceilings has an equally impressive central large lounge-portego with neoclassical pilasters, a series of sitting rooms, library, study, dining room, six bedrooms. It's magnificent. 

A second entrance with a side gate leads to a small courtyard and another internal staircase and further rooms.  All in all this property is beyond anything I have seen in Venice over many years - utterly grand, utterly liveable. A world apart.

Renaissance Palazzo private home with spectacular gardens

Location

Dorsoduro

Bedrooms

6

Bathrooms

7

Price

On request

Reference

ve362

Sothebys ref

JM4CPY

 

Features

Canal views
Balcony
Terrace
Altana terrace
Garden
Courtyard
Lift
Air conditioning

 

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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 a very rich but subtle and textured property, with comfort at its heart, and glamourous and stylish features actually little changed over the centuries. It's divine.

Location

Dorsoduro

This sestiere 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 berst part of 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 a nightcap before walking home.

Renaissance Palazzo private home with spectacular gardens

Location

Dorsoduro

Bedrooms

6

Bathrooms

7

Price

On request

Reference

ve362

Sothebys ref

JM4CPY

 

Features

Canal views
Balcony
Terrace
Altana terrace
Garden
Courtyard
Lift
Air conditioning

 

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 a very rich but subtle and textured property, with comfort at its heart, and glamourous and stylish features actually little changed over the centuries. It's divine.

This is an amazing new project very close to our hearts – to reconstruct the original early 17th century Baroque Opera Teatro San Cassiano in Venice. Become a Friend or Founder of Teatro San Cassiano and write your name into Opera History, or simply make a donation here    

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VENICE SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY
VSR srl
Palazzo Grimani
2474 San Marco
30124 Venezia

Tel: +39 041 3123275
sales@venicesothebysrealty.com

 

This is an amazing new project very close to our hearts – to reconstruct the original early 17th century Baroque Opera Teatro San Cassiano in Venice. Become a Friend or Founder of Teatro San Cassiano and write your name into Opera History, or simply make a donation here    

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