This is a quite unique palazzo apartment with a lot of space, much coveted super high ceilings and the original features we all desire, including pastellone flooring.
The beginnings of Palazzo Donà date back to the early 14th century - a family who gave Venice three doges, Francesco, Leonardo and Nicolo'. The entrance portal with its decorative friezes shows the strong influence of Byzantine art, as well the courtyard with its beautiful open staircase and original well. The private entrance and large courtyard make it perfect for parties and receptions, while the grand staircase leads to an impressive entrance to the piano nobile with its beautiful Sansovino wooden carved ceiling, original large windows and balcony at the end of this very long and stunning room. There is a divine mezzanine soppalco upstairs as well as good service space downstairs. Moving on, there is a large square salon ideal for comfortable living space. Both rooms have masses of light. The kitchen is central and pivotal, perfect for homey dinners or as a base for professional reception service. To the rear of the floor is a series of three adorable large rooms overlooking the gardens of the famous Palazzo Albrizzi, a sight I could happily enjoy forever. There is a private second entrance out to the street for service etcetera. So this can be either a super elegant private home or indeed continue as an amazing gallery and exhibition space. There is a separate apartment downstairs, perfect for guests.
The location is perfect ...tucked away in a corner of Campo San Polo, yet only three minutes from the Grand Canal and San Silvestro.