With its ornate carving and attractive broken pediment
, this looks much like an original entrance, well placed for the pedestrian path from the Church Street.
When the double entrance doors open underneath the vast porch entrance with its broken pediment
and mighty columns, a whole landscape unfolds through the full height glazing, natural light reflected in the marble flooring with its compass motif, framed by twin staircases to either side, all picked out in gilt.
Proper space has been allocated to a real hall at the heart of the building, complete with flagged floor and the most delicate oak balustrading, There is impressive broken pediment
detail over the two front-facing reception rooms, the sitting room and study.
The central front door is framed by a panelled and pillared surround with broken pediment
and classic fanlight, the construction is of fine, mellowed brick and there is even interest in the arrangement of contrasting roofing tiles.
(Just as the city has but one piazza and numerous campi, it also has only a single building properly called a palazzo--the Palazzo Ducale or Doge's Palace.) The building's architect is unknown, but looking at the grand doorcases with their broken pediments
, Pizzi surmises that it may have been Michele Sanmicheli (1484-1559) who trained under Bramante and Giuliano da Sangallo and is known to have worked for the Corner.
It is fitted with tall built-in wardrobes with broken pediments
. There is also direct access to the en suite with dressing area, and lavish bathroom comprising a rectangular bath on a raised marble plinth in an arched recess with mirrored walls, a double shower with decorative pediment above, toilet and vanity unit with oval bowl set in marble top.