An Italian Apartment Riffs on a Mies van der Rohe Masterpiece

A block of deep green Verde Alpi marble and a glass-encased winter garden are all that divide the space.
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You can find Giuseppe and Elena Dilena’s home on the top floor of a 1930s apartment building in northern Italy. Designed in the Liberty style (an Italianate variant of Art Nouveau), the building resembles many of its neighbors in the historic center of Udine, a city about 30 miles from the Adriatic Sea. But in the attic, the couple has converted a loft-like space into a miniature homage to an icon of 20th-century design.

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