This extraordinary home in Milan is a restored 18th century palazzo and it belongs to architect-designer Vincenzo De Cotiis and his wife Claudia. As much a conceptual piece as a place to live, it’s a poetic approach to a dwelling — one that makes art of even the most mundane of daily routines.
What’s the main feature of this home? A juxtaposition of rich and poor textures, matt and glossy surfaces, elements of antique style and minimalist items. The architect wanted to renew the splendor of this palazzo, restore it, emphasize the cool parts. He found some ancient frescoes and paintings hidden under layers of wallpaper, cleaned the moldings and recreated the doors according to the drawings of that time. He rocked ocher, saffron yellow, dusty gray, powdered pink and almond-green colors that were specific for Italy of that time.
The bathroom is decorated with Brazilian marble, and the bronze sink dates from the 19th century. Next to it, you can see a statue of Narcissus.
In the large living room, a brass and concrete bench seat with an upholstered seat faces a recycled wooden coffee table. On the right you can see two 70s molded plastic stools, a large wall sconce in tinted glass and neon and on the mantel there’s a table in recycled aluminum.
In the entryway there’s a metal stool and a silver brass table and resin by Vincenzo De Cotiis. Antique marble and a bronze satyr of the 19th century are placed on it. The wall is decorated with a unique mirror from the 1970s.
In the dining room, the silver brass and resin table host show elements of 18th century French tableware. Around the table, there’s a set of Italian chairs Belle Époque., while the carpet is a contemporary Chinese piece – such a mix of styles and epochs! Get more of this stunning home below!