Mar
26

Palazzo Grimani Restoration – Part I

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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Palazzo Grimani San Marco luxury property for sale Venice Sotheby's Realty
Palazzo Grimani San Marco luxury property for sale Venice Sotheby's Realty
Palazzo Grimani Restoration San Marco luxury property for sale Venice Sotheby's Realty
Palazzo Grimani Restoration San Marco luxury property for sale Venice Sotheby's Realty
Palazzo Grimani Restoration San Marco luxury property for sale Venice Sotheby's Realty