A PALLADIAN VILLA IN ITALY, LISTED FOR $45 MILLION by Julie Lasky

In 1989, Carl and Sally Gable, a couple from Atlanta, paid $2 million for a 16th-century villa in the Veneto region of northeastern Italy. The building, which they used as a second home, wasn’t just any Renaissance jewel box, but one of 18 surviving houses by the master interpreter of classical architecture, Andrea Palladio. Nor was it any mere Palladian villa, but Villa Cornaro, considered one of the most influential buildings in the world.

 

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