This Milan apartment is an authentic Mediterranean oasis thanks to its rooftop terrace | Architectural Summary


Above Piazza Sempione and Milan’s Arco della Pace, an urban retreat sits on the top floor of a historic building designed by architect Vittoriano Viganò. Step out onto the terrace and the intoxicating scents of the Mediterranean fill the air. The owners, Dora and Marco, immediately fell in love with the penthouse. They had a vision for their new home: a green outdoor space that would be a harmonious continuation of the apartment, where they could enjoy the colors and scents of nature while sitting in the heart of Milan. The designers, Lupettatelier, working with Cecilia Avogadro, focused on the existing terrace, which looked like a magical destination at the end of a journey through the interiors of the apartment.

The main living space is flooded with light.

Photo: Cristina Galliena Bohman. Styling: Francesca Martinez

Located between the living room and the terrace, a large window fills the interior living space with natural light and green hues that set the tone for the entire apartment. In addition, the window serves several purposes, as the wide oak frame also allows it to be used as a reading nook. Next to the Carrara marble dining table by Fratelli Levaggi, the frame also reveals the colorful geometry of the Ceramica Bardelli tiles on the terrace.

The pink and green palette of these tiles on the outside echoes the colors of the cc-tapis rug on the inside. This defines an inviting seating area with two sofas and a Chinotto armchair by Azucena. Facing the window, a bespoke bookcase designed by the architects in the same shade of green as the walls anchors the living space. The office and kitchen doors have been painted in a vibrant burgundy hue.

The neutral-toned kitchen, by Cesar, is Dora’s favorite part of the apartment – ​​it’s where the family often gathers. Exuding authenticity, its eye-catching touches include a set of handcrafted ceramics and a warm gold mirror next to white Louis Poulsen wall sconces. The space culminates outside, beyond the glass door, amid the scents of fruit trees and herbs.


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