This apartment on the canals of Venice nods to Italian design

Italian craftsmanship comes to Los Angeles in this eclectic apartment on the canals of Venice

Boffi Los Angeles celebrates a juxtaposition of texture in a waterfront bolt hole

Traditional European design codes bring an unusual chic to a house on the canals of Venice, Los Angeles. The house, from the Italian brand Boffi, celebrates both light and dark in a juxtaposition of texture and style.

Boffi draws on its traditions of Italian craftsmanship for the kitchen, powder room and master bathroom it has curated, creating cohesion in the living space with a design that connects the areas through seamless parallels.

‘Garden’ bathroom fixtures, designed by Piero Lissoni in dark gray PVD

The kitchen plays with monochrome motifs, featuring an island with matte black lacquer cabinets and a white Calacatta worktop that gives the space a bold, graphic identity. Metallic lacquered appliances and open shelving add an urban edge.

Minimalism continues into the ladies’ room. Here is a vanity unit covered in dense Italian Carrara marble, a choice that is both elegant and practical thanks to its durable and stain resistant properties. Despite all its sturdiness, the marble takes on a fluidity thanks to a waterfall design that pours the stone over the sides of the cabinet. The apartment’s signature darkness is encased in Nero Sicilia’s waterproof Dark Micromosaic tiles, which extend from floor to ceiling.

The ‘Open’ kitchen designed by Piero Lissoni, with open shelves with integrated extractor hood, and ‘Camaleonda’ sofa by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia

Marble is also common in the bathroom, where the countertops provide a tactile foil to Domenico Mori’s handmade clay tile and white cabinetry, and their lack of hardware provides a clean canvas. Fixtures and accessories, in stainless steel, add a sharp modernity.

The Venice Canals apartment is the latest project for Boffi, building on the company’s brand of fully integrated design that embodies Italian elegance, with a focus on Italian craftsmanship and bespoke customization for hassle-free living situations. I

From top to bottom: garden terrace with armchair ‘T.45’ by Archivio Bonacina, for De Padova; primary bathroom with accessories from the ‘Blade’ collection in the same finish as the fixtures; primary bathroom with ‘Free Zone’ collection in matt white lacquer contrasting with the dark Domenico Mori handmade clay tiles and Boffi ‘Gio’ lamp hanging from the ceiling; kitchen with ‘K14’ model island and a top in Calacatta marble and cabinet in black matte lacquer

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