While researching a book about Venice, writer Robert Landon met architect Martino Pietropoli, who took him to see the twin houses he designed for a pair of families in Padua, featured on. His most memorable experience visiting the property was “stepping out onto a rooftop veranda and discovering a gorgeous, green roof,” he says. “The architects purposely failed to mention it, so as to preserve the element of surprise.” Based in New York City, Landon has written about architecture and travel for Metropolis, the Los Angeles Times, and Lonely Planet.
What does your dream home look like?
“Full of windows, boasts a huge terrace, and sits steps from great, cheap restaurants.”