Category: Palazzo Grimani Restoration (2)

I am here at Palazzo Grimani opposite the Gritti to see how work is progressing on the fabulous restoration project by John Simpson Architects on the piano nobile of Palazzo Grimani in San Marco …… when John and Erica bought this they could have only guessed at the wonderful stucchi and decorations hidden under layers and layers of paint, 19th and early 20th century additions, and general swapping about of rooms

They have set about to create a wonderful home which will be both visually stunning yet have all the things that we need today … from air con to great bathrooms and other electronic gadgets that I can only guess at now….. they have had delays with the usual permissions as of course everything is tightly controlled here, as it should be, but being ‘in the field’ they understand these things…… and always seem relentlessly cheerful to me!

Here are some littl vignettes showing the work on progress, together with a little chat between myself and John about how things are going

I will report back next month on progress!

We are pleased to be able to follow an amazing restoration of a property in Venice which has recently been acquired through us by some London clients….It’s a very beautiful piano nobile of a palazzo in San Marco close to the Gritti dating from the 17th century,  with many  of its original features intact but which also has been left unused for many years, with paint additions and some modernisation, a dream property to find but one presenting enormous challenges.  Fortunately the new owners, John Simpson Architects, are specialists in historic property, but I don’t think anything could have prepared them for the challenges of Venice…. restoration requires patience and a thorough knowledge of what is and is not permitted, every stage being monitored by the Sovraintendenza, the Belli Arti, the Comune……

We are going to follow their progress through the next few months as they metamorphose it from its current shabby state to something that will be truly amazing….

Here is an introduction showing the early stages  – i was there on a freezing March afternoon and was fascinated to see what their restorer was already starting to uncover…..

 

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