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The house of one of the most famous patrons of the arts, Patrizia Sandretto, pays homage to some of the best decorative art ever and is located in Turin. Next year, Sandretto’s foundation will have permanent headquarters in the iconic ‘Matadero Madrid‘.

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Patrizia Sandretto on the stairs with two works by Yinka Shonibare.

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The living room with works by Rosemary Trockel (chair), Poul Henningsen (ceiling lamp), Avery Singer (painting), and Tony Cragg.

In this house lived the grandfather of Carla Bruni and the model-singer herself spent long holidays playing inside of these 1,000 meters of pure history. And the fact is that the stone mansion, with large windows and a long staircase that is more cinematic than domestic, makes it even more dazzling.

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At the entrance, carpet Il Bel Paese (1994) by Maurizio Cattelan, lamp-sculpture by Cerith Wyn Evans and, on the wall, No patience for Juju (2015) by Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, and Weeds (2017) by Paulina Olowska.

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Back in the living room, among the vintage sofas, there’s Marc Newson‘s center table for Cappellini. On the left, Monster painting (2016) by Luiz Zerbini, Addio Cimabue sculpture (1966) by Pietro Consagra and on the right, Ariane 5 painting (1997) by Glenn Brown.

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At the entrance, Times Square, New York (2000) by artist Thomas Struth, Two Floor Jungle sculpture (1999) by Yutaka Sone and Karl Marx vase (2016) by Goshka Macuga.

Built in Turin, in 1901, in one of the richest, rainiest, most elegant and industrial cities of Northern Italy, this entire building is the epitome of extravanganza mixed with the right amount of classiness, a place filled with the most gorgeous decorative arts and contemporary furniture.

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The dining area’s walls are covered with Allan McCollum‘s decorative art installation, Plaster Surrogates (1989).

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Map 01 installation (2005) by Patrick Tuttofuoco.

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Works by David Czupryn (left) and Calvin Marcus.

Every single division is dressed in the most unique interior design and complemented by the most stunning decorative art. On the first floor, three bedrooms with their respective three bathrooms and on the ground floor, there is the indoor pool, the library, and a games room.

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On the ceiling, Finnegan’s Wake (1998) by Joseph Kosuth.

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On the stairs, Mes Voeux installation (1994) by Annette Messager and, on the floor,  Pattern of Activation sculpture (2014) by Katja Novitskova.

Patrizia is one of the greatest people involved in the contemporary art collection field in the world and one of those women determined to be much more than a rich heiress.

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