Holiday home of the week: an industrial loft in Milan

With space to get creative

Rustic meets industrial inside this sprawling Milanese loft, featuring rough walls and concrete surfaces that pay homage to the city’s gritty past.

The monochrome Italian holiday home – available to rent via One Fine Stay, with price on application – is set over two floors of a former warehouse-style building next to the Ripa di Porta Ticinese canal.

Traces of the building’s past can be read in its rough textured walls and phantom partitions whose outlines are still visible beneath the skylit roof.

Rustic timber trusses have also been left exposed inside the space and offset by smooth concrete floors, fresh white walls and a rust-coloured mezzanine housing the master bedroom suite.

Holiday home of the week: an industrial loft in Milan
Courtesy of One Fine Stay

Furniture is neatly curated, mixing rich wooden surfaces with Modernist designs, leather and chrome seating and oversized floor cushions.

With its flexible floor plan, Via Pestalozzi is an inspiring den for creatives holing up in the city to plot their next project.

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