A historic Venetian church transformed into a sumptuous residence.
A historic church built in the early 19th century to replace the ancient church of San Vio, with over 1000 years of history. This is a unique and special property in one of the most desirable locations in Venice.This church was so important that every year it was graced by a Ducal visit and procession by the Doge and his vast entourage. It is for this reason that the existing buildings on the Grand Canal were demolished, to allow direct access for the Bucintoro ducal boat to moor, thus making this waterfront campo an unusually large open space directly on the Grand Canal.The apartment benefits from two entrances, one form Campo San Vio and the other via a central leafy courtyard that leads to the main entrance. The ground floor comprises a classic mirrored hall, a living room, originally the apse of the church, with the original marbles and the staircase of the mezzanine, a dining room, a fully-equipped kitchen, a double bedroom and bathroom. The first floor hosts a further double bedroom with balcony, a dressing area and bathroom.The first floor is accessed either via the staircase or through the built gallery in the main living area. There is a separate single bedroom/guest apartment on the other side of the courtyard.The property has a warm and atmospheric interior space, creating an amazing cocoon with beautiful features such as original marbles and rich interiors, where byzantine architecture merges with metal joists: a great idea to enlarge the structure of the place without damaging it. The heart of the chapel has been converted into a relaxation area. The main large window/door has one way glass affording good views of the campo.This is one of the most special and quite unique properties in Venice, full of history and with the potential It has for the perfect bolthole or office headquarters. Having belonged to a famous architect for years, it is still a modern, relaxed house where you can receive and have guests with efficient services.
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