An exceptional piano nobile of an important historic palazzo with 6 gothic windows and 4 balconies onto the Grand Canal, in the best location imaginable, looking towards the Gritti and with extensive views towards the bacino of San Marco. Built by the ancient noble Orio family in the 14th century, it remains to this day one of the most beautiful palaces on the Grand Canal, made even more unique by having an additional lateral window to the side of the main esafora affording views towards the Accademia Bridge. The property is on the 1st floor and is accessed via a delightful ground floor entrance courtyard with low rise stairs to the apartment. Alternatively there is a lift accessed from the 2nd floor.
This exquisite property has been restored and furnished to the highest international level whilst maintaining and enhancing its innately Venetian features. It has been a labour of love by its careful and imaginative owners, with the help of their Parisian tapissiers Maison Brazet who, famous internationally for their restoration work at Versailles and Fontainbleau, as well as museums such as the J Paul Getty Museum in the US, masterminded and created all of the wonderful fabrics and furnishings in this divine apartment. In addition the owners commissioned Venetian artisans of the highest level, from architects and designers to restorers, decorators, mosaicists and metal workers to complement the exquisite antique furniture and paintings which complete this amazing home. The apartment comprises several main reception rooms as well as 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms including guest facilities, and a divine large terrace.
A beautiful and welcoming square entrance hall leads, via a corridor, first to the large main salon overlooking the Grand Canal, then to a second Grand Canal salon/ bedroom with bathroom and a very fashionable and atmospheric moroccan style mezzanine, as well as the beautiful corner double bedroom with en suite bathroom and dressing room. Moving back to the corridor there is a well equipped kitchen as well as service room and laundry room for a separate service area, a further dressing room and guest bathroom. From the main entrance hall you progress to further rooms, a formal dining room, a mezzanine study, and the master bedroom with dressing room and stunning gold mosaic bathroom. Finally, doors lead to a most beautiful private and large terrace perfect for relaxed al fresco dining. The apartment has integral air conditioning. A superb second or third home in a wonderful historic setting.