2 The glass windows at the entrance to the Villa are actually set in brass - they were so beautiful.
3 Villa Necchi Campiglio was originally owned by Angelo Campiglio, his wife Gigina Necchi and her sister, Nedda. They were producers of cast iron and the popular Necchi enameled sewing machines. For more information on the home, visit http://www.visitfai.it/villanecchi/dimora
4 The lobby was paneled in walnut and rosewood.
5 The windows went all the way to the tray ceiling of this lobby - no detail was spared. It was a truly fabulous home to visit.
6 This is the walnut root stairway - it was in great condition. To the right was L'Amante Morta - a sculpture of a kneeling lady by Arturo Martini.
7 The entrance to the library was through these beautiful wood paneled pocket doors - all original to the home designed by architect, Piero Portaluppi.
8 The library's rosewood bookcases were also original to the house and served as both storage for books, as well as dividers to a secluded parlor.
9 The plasterwork on the library's ceiling was original also. The diamond shape was a favorite motif of Portaluppi, and was carried through many design elements of the home.
10 Here is a better view of the plaster ceiling with the intertwining diamond ribwork.
11 I liked the drawers on this 19th century game table - its design was both for function and for form.
12 This modern granite fireplace was not original to the home, but was added as part of a later project. It was the only change made to the rosewood bookcases.
13 Behind this wall of rosewood bookshelves, you could see the secluded parlor.
14 Look at the craftsmanship of these sliding windows, which were further protected by the shutters. So wonderful to see such detail preserved.
15 These sliding doors were German and made of nickel and brass - they led to the veranda.
16 The floor of the veranda featured these interwoven marble bands of green. It showed the passion Portaluppi had for modern linearity.
17 The brass radiator covers were also another example of how Portaluppi loved linear designs.
18 Also in the veranda was this exquisite lapis lazuli table.
19 The details on this custom table were hard to ignore - the tapered legs were so attractive.
20 The veranda looked out onto the garden via two fully glazed windowed walls sandwiching a greenhouse that ran along the length of the windows.
21 I just loved this double glass windowed greenhouse - the plants looked so pretty, and what a wonderful idea.
22 I also admired the details on the hardware of these greenhouse window panels.
23 So much light filtered in - I would love to have these greenhouse windows in my home, too.
24 In the 1930s, these rectangular shaped bell boxes were used to call nurses or servants from different areas of the home.
25 The house even had its very own dumbwaiter - an elevator used for carrying small things, such as food and dishes between floors of a grand home or building.
26 All over the home, were these simple, yet beautiful door knobs. I couldn't help photographing every one I saw.
27 The legs on this table in the butler's pantry were so eye-catching. Behind the table was a wall of cabinets housing the original china also designed by Portalupppi.
28 The wide drawers for the china dishes and platters were behind beautiful wooden doors - the modern cabinet design kept the pantry looking clean and tidy.
29 This was Nedda Necchi's bathroom with beautiful marble from floor to ceiling.
30 The linear motif flowed through the bathroom floors with the use of these bands of marble.
31 This star, a marble cutout, was a window detail in the bathroom.
32 This was the bathroom of Gigina Necchi Campiglio - also lined with marble.
33 Here was another sleek door knob in brass - another indication of how modern details were added into the design of this home.
34 This was the gallery separating the bedrooms of Gigina and her sister, Nedda. Their sleeping quarters were identical and included a bedroom, a bathroom and a cloakroom.
35 This was the ceiling in the gallery separating the sisters' bedrooms - the details in the design looked so real.
36 The wardrobes were built with impeccable detail too - this wardrobe included drawers, shelves, a place for jewelry and even a hidden safe.
37 Nedda wanted an elegantly decorated four poster bed, along with English and Tuscan furniture from the 18th and 19th centuries.
38 Here is another door knob - this same style would definitely still fit today's designs, don't you agree?
39 This is the bathtub in the master bathroom. The entire room was covered in arabescato marble.
40 Here's the shower in the master bathroom, with more arabescato marble, a variety of beautifully veined marble.
41 It was marble from the floor to the ceiling. And, very much styled with an eye for modernism.
42 Look at the holders for these canes and umbrellas. Today, similar holders are used for brooms and mops.
43 And another beautiful door knob.
44 Here is the original swimming pool, which was the first heated outdoor swimming pool ever to be made.