This is the most stunning architecturally designed contemporary property in Venice, created inside a 19th century industrial building on Giudecca Island, close to Fortuny Museum and the Molin Stucky. Designed by the International Architect Michael Carapetian within an original late 19th century industrial historic listed building, and working totally to the very high specification demanded by its European owner, the result is a stunning loft-penthouse, with amazing views over Venice and its lagoon, beautiful designed open spaces, and a fascinating oval design within the original Industrial loft space. <br /><br />The property is arranged over 3 floors, and was completely restored, furnished and filled with many works of art between 1999 and 2002. The concept of the property is a perfect place to hold private concerts and musical evenings, and it is for this reason that it has been finished with materials of the highest level to create perfect acoustics effects.<br /><br />The property has 9 huge windows as well as two large garden-terraces, one facing north with stunning views over the city of Venice and the other facing south over the Lagoon, with decorative pools.<br /><br />The oval structure within the rectangular space is both aesthetically beautiful and totally functional as a relaxed space with flowing living areas taking maximum note of the wonderful light all day long. All restoration works were completed by skilled Venetian artisans to create a totally new design which takes its origins from historical sources.<br /><br />1st level<br /><br />Entrance, super high level kitchen, formal dining area, studio, wardrobe and lobby space, sauna with shower, wc<br /><br />2nd level<br /><br />The main living room, concert area, liquor cabinet, wc, storage spaces<br /><br /><br />3rd level<br /><br />Main bedroom area, shower room, suspended bathtub, wc, extensive cupboard space<br /><br />The apartment has two terraces – both 180 sqm each. The north side has a bamboo garden with a precious indian work of art The south side has a rose garden and ornamental water features. <br /><br />There is a private lift to the property,as well as a separate 80 sqm dependance apartment available with entrance, double bedroom, living-dining room, kitchen and bathroom.<br /><br />TECHNICAL DETAILS<br /><br />Underfloor heating with individual area and floor level control<br /><br />State of the art integral air conditioning system<br /><br />Lighting system by Viabizzuno with individual design and controls via steel columns with centralised Erco light control<br /><br />Hifi system Linn with B&W sound diffusers<br /><br />Custom built Strato kitchen with Gaggenau and Miele appliances<br /><br />9 huge windows with individual controlled motorised blinds<br /><br />Time controlled irrigation systems in both gardens<br /><br />Fast internet and telephone connections<br /><br />Giudecca island, only a short gondola ride from San Marco, was Venice’s “garden of delights” in the 18th century. The most neglected and isolated area of Venice is now getting fashionable, thanks to the several artists studios, the 5 star accommodation (the Hilton Molino Stucky) and the wonderful Palladio’s Church of Redentore, built in the 16th century and scene of the annual Redentore festival. Giudecca island is officially included in the historical center of Venice, also if is a separated and independent island: its northern part faces the Zattere, while the southern part contemplates the silent and extended lagoon. This charming and glamour area, which has been attracting artists, celebrities and lovers, rapresents an exclusive portrait of a truly Venetian atmosphere.<br />The new-build element is all contained within a pre-fabricated cylinder that stands within the old industrial walls, so the historic structure and modern shell do not touch. Its music-loving owner wanted a large performance space, where he keeps his grand piano, so the living space sits high up on a suspended platform – “like a contemporary ‘piano nobile’,” says its architect Michael Carapetian – providing optimum acoustics and canal views through the old brewery’s enormous windows. The ultimate "Venetian mask" property, many of Villa Wagner’s features are hidden from view, including a secret sauna and galley kitchen that folds away out of sight. Even the bathroom is concealed in a glass box.