Located in a lively and exciting neighbourhood packed with amenities, this fantastic open-plan loft is housed in a “casa di ringhiera”, a quintessentially Milanese apartment block. It features a private entrance overlooking the inner courtyard, home to a small communal garden.
This charming maison d’artiste is a magical hideaway of design, art and creativity in the heart of Milan, a peaceful and unexpected gem in the midst of shops and public transport stops.
The former craft workshop has been expertly renovated and converted to make the most of the high ceilings and sweeping views, taking full advantage of the natural light available.
The result is a bright home featuring generously sized furnishings that pair perfectly with their surroundings and work well alongside the newly built structures, which include the mezzanine, the spiral staircase and the beautiful internal windows. The loft was restyled with a view to maintaining the industrial spirit of the space; this included salvaging the cement tiles of the original Art Nouveau floor.
The different heights and dimensions of the three functional areas on the main floor – the kitchen, the living/dining room and the bathroom that serves the living area – give these areas a dynamic feel, creating a satisfying sense of spaciousness. The focal point of the seating area is a charming fireplace.
A spiral staircase, handcrafted in cast iron with Art Nouveau motifs, leads up to the beautiful mezzanine with its steel supporting structure. Here we find the sleeping area and a second bathroom. The bedroom features a beautiful floor in reclaimed parquet and is flooded with light thanks to the glass and iron wall, which provides sound insulation from the living area below.
The property is completed by a small private outdoor space just outside the kitchen.