Magnificent 16th-Century Apartment in the Historic Center of Rome
Property type: Apartments/Flat
Area (M 2)
Year Built: 1588
Built in wardrobes
Garage / Parking
TV SAT / TV Antenna
Located a few steps from Piazza del Gesù and Piazza Argentina, this splendid residence, located in the most exclusive part of an elegant building constructed in 1500, while a subsequent renovation that completed the facade dates back to the mid-1800s.
Located on two levels, the property has on the lower floor an expansive entertaining area consisting of two large halls, accessed by a large entryway with a vestiaire. When entering the residence, you pass through a long corridor with a beautiful door made of marble from the early 1500s with a coat of arms depicting a rampant lion.
The living rooms, with a partition of columns, have floor-to-ceiling frescoes painted by the Alberti brothers and numerous large windows that allow light to filter in throughout the day. In the first living room there are frescos with representations of historical scenes such as Romulus, the Rape of the Sabine, personifications such as various allegorical figures, collection of antique arms and an original marble fireplace decorated with a lion. Instead, the formal dining room has illustrated scenes of the Book of Genesis and other allegorical figures with its focus being an imposingly large fireplace from the 15th century, adding to the majesty of these entertaining areas.
On the right side of the entrance there is a study/sitting room with a small fireplace and a large balcony connected to the kitchen. On the floor below there is more storage and the boiler area.
All of the bedrooms are located on the second level, connected to the living rooms with by a staircase. The upstairs consists of large hallways with built-in wardrobes, the master bedroom with an en-suite bathroom, two other bedrooms served by a second bathroom, an additional bedroom with its own bathroom and balcony and a separate laundry room.
The apartment is joined by a staircase to a newly renovated studio apartment consisting of an open kitchen, lounge area, lofted bed and bathroom.
A convenient garage and large cellar for wine and other storage are included.
This apartment can be enlarged by purchasing the adjacent 2150 sqft apartment/office space, also decorated with hand-painted wall frescoes.
Carolyn Delli Santi – Bilingual American Real Estate Broker in Rome, Italy “There is such a natural connection between Italy and California,” says Carolyn Delli Santi, whose passion for both locations has turned into a dream-come-true career. A licensed Realtor in both locations, Delli Santi is fluent in English and Italian and has lived for over thirty years in Rome, Milan, Camogli, Cervinia and the upscale area of the Westside of Los Angeles, California. She works with international buyers and sellers of luxury properties who value her local knowledge, marketing expertise and global connections. Born and raised in Santa Monica, California, Delli Santi studied at university in Lugano, Switzerland. She began her career in international real estate working for a Roman agency that deals with short-term leases of historic and prestigious Italian properties. Returning to the U.S., she obtained her real estate sales license in California and became a top…