Palazzo Raggi, an early 18th century architectural jewel restored into 30 luxury apartments and located in the heart of the Eternal City.
The Palazzo Raggi is a mixed-use residential building located in the centre of Rome, just five minutes from the Spanish Steps and Travi Fountain. Palazzo which is exclusively listed and marketed by Italy Sotheby’s International Realty is restored to return the building to its former palatial glory.
The restoration aims to blend the traditional and original architectural features with contemporary design and functionality. This conservation project is being developed and funded by Green Stone while Tamburini Architectural Studio, DL Engineering (restoration) and Scandurra Milan (interior design) will be bringing this vision to life through design, promising a skilful fusion of past and present. The project will be completed in 2024 and will provide 30 luxury apartments on the six upper floors while the commercial units on the ground floor will retain its original use for commercial and retail purposes.
Formerly owned by and named after the Raggi family, this magnificent building is rich with history and aristocratic connections. Descended from the Count Rossi of Parma, the Raggi family have been attested as a noble family from Genoa since the 12th century and have been active in the governmental and political institutions of the Republic. In 1746, a branch of the family moved to Rome and made the Palazzo their permanent residence. The family also allocated portions of the palace to important figures from high society such as nobles and cardinals.
The restoration of the building’s exterior has been completed and it reflects a perfect blend of traditional and modern. The original stone work has been kept intact with the front of the building decorated with majestic statues and intricate bas-reliefs showcasing the Palazzo’s strong connection to the 18th century while the use of glass windows, a darker colour palette and spot lights draw the building out to the 21st century with its modern elegance. The Palazzo also retains its Italian charm through the use of window shutters and plant pots, traditionally used in European city dwellings.
Inside on the ground floor residents will find classic Roman cobblestones overlooking an elegant courtyard and leading off in to the welcome hall. From here residents can access their apartments using the main staircase; great care and detail has been taken to restore this staircase to ensure the 18th century architecture is respected.
Each apartment embodies modern living and elegance through the use of materials such as dark marble, wood and glass. The homes have also been fitted with state-of-the-art appliances and facilities as well as central heating through radiant floor panels and a home automation system that allows residents to remotely control and manage their utilities and other home amenities. These features highlight how the Palazzo’s luxury status has been preserved and also improved through the use of modern technology.
While the interior is very much focused on providing luxury, contemporary and comfortable living, there are a few features still remaining in the apartments as a nod to the 18th century architecture and design. For example, the apartments have panelling on the walls which draw out an elegant and timeless feel and the architects have ensured to attentively preserve the wooden coffered ceilings, keeping them in clear view for residents to cherish.
Additionally, these apartments come with a concierge, locker space, 24-hour security, private wine cellars, a green courtyard and the top floor residents have access to their own private outdoor lounges providing the very best of comfortable and spacious outdoor living.
The newly restored Palazzo Raggi aims to conserve the architectural integrity and history of the building while providing high-quality living through contemporary design. As the former home of nobility, the Palazzo has built a prestigious reputation and this project intends to retain this regal and sophisticated atmosphere through the use of architecture and design.