Clean, Precise Interiors Complement the 17th-Century Shell of a Italian Seafarer’s Apartment

Clean, Precise Interiors Complement the 17th-Century Shell of a Italian Seafarer’s Apartment

By Alia Akkam
With a fluid, meandering plan, House for a Sea Dog is the perfect antidote to the homeowner’s cramped quarters on water.

The historic center of the Italian port city of Genoa is a labyrinth of alleyways. Overlooking these colorful, narrow thoroughfares, through a 300-year-old door, is an apartment occupying the two upper levels of a former palace from the 1600s. Meticulously renovated by Dodi Moss, the contemporary home for a naval engineer still carries a 17th-century patina.

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