Turin, Italy

Attention to detail and elegance intertwine inside this prestigious penthouse of Turin inside a contemporary building, recently built from a fifty’s rationalist building.

Few steps from the seventeenth-century Piazza San Carlo – the so-called Drawing Room of Turin – there is one of the top-rated buildings of the city where this three-stories apartment with a rooftop for a young family is hosted. A house where you can admire the characteristic urban skyline where roofs, domes, roads and historical monuments define the Piemonte’s capital.

The spaces of the apartment facing the Baroque city rise between high quality finishing, tailor-made furniture and the hand-picked products researching for a dialogue with contemporaneity: the elegance of the white-lacquered boiserie – present in every room of the house – is combined with other noble materials, like Calacatta Marble, the metals and the refined woods.

The main entrance leads directly to the wide living room and dining room, where you can glimpse the kitchen through a sliding screen made of dark-wooden sticks.
The elegant and refined herringbone wood floor creates the ideal platform for the perfect dwelling. The walls are covered with a white-lacquered boiserie, which also hides the built-in closets.

The sleeping area is organised in more than one floor to highlight the privacy of every bedroom. The dialogue with the living room is arranged through the precious gold Calacatta Marble staircase, where the brass structure protects the passage and designs a bookcase to gather the objects and the memories of the owners.
The suggestive master bedroom is developed on the entire floor and faces the majestic terrace through wide windows.

Like the interiors, the terrace is the manifesto of a low-key and elegant approach: it is an oasis of green bushes and a centennial olive-tree hidden between the roofs, where the sinuous lines and the contemporary materials of the decor combine themselves with the industrial details of the structure: the Parisian-like courtesy – so beloved to the poet Gozzano – finding the dialogue with the industrial soul of Turin.

Location: Torino
Type: residential
Intervention: restyling and interior design
Year: wip – 2020
Client: private
Area: 400 sm + 350 sm (outdoor)
Project: Vincenzo Pavia Architect
Collaborator: Pavia & Pavia International Design Studio
Furniture: Pavia & Pavia International Design, Baxter Made In Italy, Minimal Cucine, Gallotti & Radice, Roda, Porro, Technogym
Lighting: Gallotti & Radice, Catellani & Smith, Flos, Intralighting, Oluce, Antonangeli

Photo: Valentina Esposito