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Entering the apartment through huge double doors, you immediately get the impression that the original owners sought to convey to their visitors arriving in what was the first of the house’s public reception rooms.
This is a room of grand proportions. On the courtyard side a tall pier glass mirror is flanked by enormous windows and a matching mirror stands opposite it over an ornately carved marble fireplace. The plasterwork is intricate – scrolling flowers and peapods border the ceiling and frame the unique centerpiece – a Napoleonic eagle. In keeping with the period, classical cartouches are set over neo-classical door lintels.
In the middle of the room sits a round mahogany dining table and chairs comfortably seating six. An inlaid mahogany sideboard stands against the far wall illuminated by a pair of table lamps. The dining table is lit by a contemporary globe which at night reflects multiple times in the pier glasses giving the effect of dining in a long hall of mirrors.
To the left of the entrance doors is the kitchen area. Built in under the marble counter tops there are 2 fridge-freezers, a conventional oven, a separate microwave oven a dishwasher and inset into counter top is a high speed induction hob. An espresso and cappuccino maker, a kettle, toaster, and all necessary cooking utensils, cutlery, glass and crystal ware, crockery and serving dishes are stored in the built-in pantry on the far wall.
A cupboard in the dining room houses a high quality sound system which plays through built-in speakers in both this room and the living room and can be controlled separately from either room. A selection of classical CD’s is also stored in this cupboard.
At the far end of this room a pair of double doors open into a small vestibule which leads to the bedroom on the left, the bathroom on the right and through another pair of double doors into the living room.