Apartment in Via Leopardi


This renovation features a 250 square metre space which is located on the upper floors of an early twentieth century building, overlooking the small Via Petrarca, near to Sempione Park. Given the prestige of the space, a choice was made to preserve and emphasize its original beauty, rather than altering the structure.

From the initial site visits, the high ceilings and bright rooms created the perfect setting, made even more interesting by the size of each room and the excellent quality of the existing materials, as well as highly interesting features such as a Candoglia marble fireplace, or the oval skylight made of iron and printed stained glass in the entrance hall. In line with the development of the house, in order to preserve the original floors, the main lighting and gas connection systems been relocated to the upper part of the perimeter walls. The precious bordered herringbone parquet, decorated with inlays, has been restored to its former glory through conservation work, which has also been carried out on other original elements that were in poor condition.

The end result is a spacious and classic apartment which also feels personalised: to make full use of the space in the corner living room, the private client has used a large double-sided bookcase, thus obtaining a discreet study area. Created to a design, it extends from one wall towards the centre of the room, maintaining the height of the adjacent doors so as not to compromise the unity of the room.Il risultato finale è un appartamento ampio, classico ma anche personalizzato: per sfruttare a pieno lo spazio nel salone angolare, la committente privata ha utilizzato una grande libreria bifronte, ricavando così una discreta zona studio. Realizzata su disegno, si allunga da una parete verso il centro della stanza, mantenendo l’altezza delle porte adiacenti per non compromettere l’unitarietà della stanza.


Location: Milano, via Leopardi
Anno: 2015