Property of the week: a painter’s home and studio in Venice

With epic proportions

Tired of fighting for hotel rooms when you visit the Venice Biennale? Here’s one for you…

On the market for €1.35m via Engel & Völkers, this Venice property belongs to ‘a famous painter’ (according to the listing) who modernised the 19th-century structure in 2003 and uses it as his live/work space.

The real show-stopper is its 750 sq ft living and dining area, which has soaring 15-ft-tall beamed ceilings punctuated with skylights. This huge space is currently dotted with the artist’s own work, as well as bookshelves and a mix of PoMo and contemporary design pieces.

Light is everything for an artist – maximised across the 2,000 sq ft property with the aid of a monochrome colour palette.

Venice property for sale
Courtesy of Engel & Völkers

Upstairs, the master bedroom forks off a mezzanine sitting area, complete with an ancient, reclaimed wooden balustrade. Meanwhile, a second bedroom is tucked away on the ground floor.

Dorsoduro is home to the Fondamenta delle Zattere promenade, the Punta della Dogana museum and V-A-C Foundation’s new Venice art gallery. It’s also a good base for exploring the nearby Guggenheim Museum and – of course – the many treasures of the Venice Biennale.

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