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Home tour Rome | Interior Design | Rome Apartment Tour | Former stable turned into apartment


Rome’s Trastevere district has a rich architectural
history. The centuries old walls conceal some very
modern homes. Hello, please come in!“ “So this is a former stable and coach house
that we’ve converted. We’ve retained some of the original elements
like this archway. But the architect also integrated some new
features into the building, which used to house both horses and carriages.” The loft offers 300 square metres of living
space, with ceilings up to 10 metres high. Smaller rooms are grouped around the main
hall. They can be reached through various corridors. “This is our dining room. Here we have some old family heirlooms…
which we’ve combined with modern elements like this lamp, which was designed by Johanna
Grawunder, an artist from California who I very much admire. And these chairs were designed by Gio Ponti,
they’re very lightweight. We really like combining traditional and modern
elements. Stairways and landings open onto new corners
of the converted stable. “This here is our TV room. It looks very different here compared to the
other side of the house, which is a huge hall. This is a small, more cosy, private room.” And who would have thought that a converted
stable would also have a huge rooftop terrace? The two fashion designers were given permission
to install it on the roof of the neighbouring building, which is a theatre. “Rome is famous for its rooftop terraces that
offer a great view of the city. But this is more of a private garden which
no one else can see. We have all Mediterranean plants.” Luca Luchetti and Mimmo d´Angelo designed
the loft together with local architect Massimo d`Allessandro. “The idea of building a small house inside
a big house resulted from my clients requirements. They wanted a room that was isolated from
the main room, where any noise would be shielded out as well. And that’s what led to the idea of a house
within a house.” A simple staircase leads to the room, like
a ladder to a tree house. The room is freely suspended, attached by
Iron girders to the struts of the old roof. “You can see the structure of the room best
from this gallery. We call it our tree house. You can see the work of the architect very
well from here. He built the capsule in such an ingenious
way, it’s almost like it’s floating in the room. “And I’m sure you’re curious to know what
it looks like inside, I’ll show you… This is our bedroom, there’s a dressing room
and bathroom too. And from here we have a view out of the tree
house into the sky.” Depending on their mood, the couple can use
the huge open-plan hall area or withdraw to one of the more cosy corners of their home.

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