Torno Revealed: Eclectic Architecture at Its Finest

Discover Torno, an exquisite apartment designed by Lupettatelier in 2023, located in Torno, Italy. This real estate gem, nestled within the historic Villa Plinianina, harmoniously blends neogothic architecture with modern luxury. Experience how past elegance is intertwined with contemporary design, making it a perfect retreat for those who appreciate meticulous craftsmanship and style.

Ornate walls, rich blues, and pops of green create a refined, cozy interior.

Historic Elegance Meets Modern Luxury in Torno

Nestled in the historic splendor of Torno, Italy, the Torno apartment reflects a masterful blend of past and present. Designed in 2023 by the innovative Lupettatelier, this residence located within the venerable walls of Villa Plinianina entwines contemporary flair with neogothic intricacy. Constructed in 1855 by Engineer Canzio Canzi, this prestigious structure stands as a celebrated example of eclectic architecture on the placid shores of Lake Como.

Sleek kitchen with marble countertops, herringbone floors, and modern lighting.

Upon entering the apartment, one is immediately enveloped in a well-preserved aura of charm. The first room, a telescopic living area stretching toward the lapping waters, boasts commanding views of the lake. Here, vibrant contemporary furniture in bold colors harmonizes with shifting fabrics and the dusty hues of original frescoes—a balancing act of antiquity and modernism.

Modern kitchen with marble countertops, natural wood cabinetry, and potted plant decor.

A Timeless Culinary Canvas

Transitioning to the kitchen, the seamless unity of precious materials catches the eye. Pristine marble countertops pay homage to the home’s noble heritage, while minimalist fixtures exemplify present-day sensibilities. Natural light bathes the space, accentuating the herringbone wood floors and inviting an experience both culinary and sensory.

Cozy sitting area with antique fireplace, vibrant blue walls, and eclectic decor.

Intimate Spaces and Restful Retreats

Further exploration reveals a striking blue salon, an intimate nook that welcomes conversation against the backdrop of a historic fireplace, forming an idyllic haven for leisure and repose. Equally enchanting, the children’s quarters and master bedroom echo the lush lake and mountain scenery, with rich textiles and thematic wallpapers that whisper stories of nature’s enchantment.

Cozy child's bedroom with bunk bed, bright colors, and playful decor elements.

Finally, stepping outside, the villa’s terraced gardens present a dialogue between architecture and the enveloping italiano landscape. Tenderly manicured hedges frame serene outdoor sitting areas, promising moments of tranquility and intimate gatherings, all set against the panoramic beauty of Lake Como’s sparkling embrace.

Cozy bedroom with bamboo-patterned walls, plush bedding, and floor-to-ceiling windows.

In Torno, Lupettatelier’s tour de force stands not merely as living quarters, but as a testament to design’s power to create harmony between eras, a perfect retreat for the dynamic young couple who call it their vacation home.

Elegant room with bamboo-patterned walls, wicker chair, and luxurious burgundy curtains.
A grand, ornate exterior with arched windows, ornate balconies, and lush garden landscaping.
A serene balcony overlooking a tranquil lake, framed by lush greenery and rustic furnishings.
A charming lakeside villa with colorful facades, ornate windows, and lush greenery.
A historic, ornate red building stands on a lush, forested shoreline beside a boat-dotted lake.

Photography by Beppe Brancato
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- by Matt Watts