San Toma' I have called the flat San Toma' because it is in San Toma's small square, campiello.
In 1976 I was looking with my husband for a suitable flat to move to from our student accomodation. This flat was really run down but it had two fantastic balconies overlooking a small canal, close to a bridge, and it was also possible to have a view of the Grand Canal. Before purchasing it we asked a friend, architect Luciano Seri, who had been a student of the famous architect Scarpa . It was him who transformed the place completely turning it into an elegant and welcoming flat. A great surprise was to find the beams, which were hidden by a ceiling, in good condition, so we could expose them contributing to make the place more interesting. For Luciano this was the first important job and he put a lot if effort in it. So after two years of work we moved in on April 25th 1978. Many years gave gone by, but the furniture in the flat maintains its charm.
The walls are decorated with special pigments used in the old days, white malt and black Venetian stucco or red for the ceiling in the dining room. Dark tanganica wood for the drawing room floor. Floor carpets are in red brick colour. The kitchen has black furniture and orange tiles. Red tiles in the bathrooms as well, the small bathroom has been recently renovated and now it has black slate floor and orange walls.
The two bedrooms look out onto the campiello San Toma' from where you can see the ancient Frari belltower. They are full of light and facing south west and have air conditioning.
The drawing room is a special room that changes according to the time of the day, in the morning it gets the sun that creates interesting shadows in between the white stone columns of the balconies, it lightens the garden in front and brings great energy. In the afternoon, during the warmer months, it is very nice to enjoy the evening breeze sipping an aperitif on the balcony. In the evening, the special lightings and the different types of wood whose hues vary from honey to dark brown create a warm and pleasant ambience where you can relax.