abstract landscape resembling the nearby Ponte Vecchio. As pragmatic as they are charming, the tiled panels open to reveal an oven, cooktop, fridge, dishwasher, and all the other paraphernalia of a well-equipped kitchen. When they’re closed, only the sleek stainless-steel and marble island with its twin sinks and sculptural faucets remains in view. Could there be a cooler place to prepare a late-night bowl of pici all’aglione while sipping Chianti Classico?
Enviable eye-candy furnishings abound. Many pieces are incontrovertible classics. To wit, Jan Bocan’s woven straw seating for Thonet, an Ingmar Relling leather armchair, and Marcel Breuer’s Cesca chairs, which surround Pietro Chiesa’s glass dining table, circa 1934, for FontanaArte. Not far from the hallway’s vintage turquoise resin stool stands an Otto Schulz cabinet dating to the 1920s; another one graces the master bedroom where it keeps company with a quirky Philip Arctander chair, bound to be comfy thanks to its creamy sheepskin upholstery. Meanwhile, a quartet of antique rugs that Adario purchased on a Christmas trip to Morocco brings additional subtle colors to living, dining, and study areas. Added to the mix are elements of the architect’s own design: the floating, doublesided sofa at the juncture of the living and study spaces, the hallway’s window banquette, and the beds with side tables. All by way of saying that everything is either vintage or custom created—you would be hard-pressed to find a production-line piece in view. The apartment is more than ready for its close-up.
PROJECT TEAM CARLA ARRABITO: MASSIMO ADARIO ARCHITETTO. PRODUCT SOURCES FROM FRONT THROUGH RAIMONDO GARAU GALLERY: STOOL (STUDY). RICCARDO PREVIDI THROUGH FRANCESCA MININI GALLERY: MIRROR. CERAMICA GATTI: TILE PANELS (KITCHEN). NIC DESIGN: SINK (MASTER BATHROOM). CERASARDA: TILES. THROUGH DEMOSMOBILIA: MIRROR (MASTER BEDROOM). THROUGHOUT CERAMICA GATTI THROUGH FEDERICA SCHIAVO GALLERY: CERAMIC CABINET HANDLES. THROUGH JACKSONS: VINTAGE FURNITURE. FORBO: LINOLEUM.
Top, from left: The master bedroom’s custom bed has a built-in walnut-andlinoleum desk as a headboard. A decorative wood container stands in the vestibule between the two guest bedrooms. A vintage mirror, second Schulz cabinet, and Philip Arctander chair upholstered in sheepskin furnish a corner of the master bedroom. Opposite bottom: The master bathroom’s custom vanity is linoleum clad, and its sinks are black marble. Bottom: The steel frame of the second bedroom’s custom headboard is painted to match the linoleum-paneled walls.