A 17th century granary on the banks of the Soligo river, amid the hills of northern Treviso.
The home belongs to Paolo Tormena, CEO of Italian furniture manufacturer Henge, and his companion, the brand’s architect, Isabella Genovese.
To transform the old garret into a contemporary apartment, Massimo Castagna, Henge Creative Director, applied the brand’s artisan-crafted, material-driven aesthetic to every detail of the living space, from the wide entrance door encased in brass to the slatted diamonds of the laser-cut wood floors, as well as the custom-crafted recycling bins and silverware holders in oxidized iron.
The coat closet and laundry room are hidden behind doors covered in planks of buffed brass. Beyond the kitchen island, a 5-meter-long faceted monolith in cappuccino marble, the attic’s original Palladian arched windows overlook clusters of old terracotta roofs.
The home is an open-plan sloped loft, a converted industrial space in a sense, but one where the industry existed four centuries ago and was headquartered in a warehouse made of stucco and hewn trees. The pitched roof is the visual cornerstone of the apartment, its expanse unbroken by inner walls. The bedroom is sheltered by a half wall and its own low-rising gabled ceiling, while the rest of the attic’s airy space is given over to dining and lounging – to the two kitchen monoliths, the 5m-long banquet table in fossilized oak and the leather sofa that runs the length of the living room, with its own round table of marinace granite top.