The Greenhouse Loft
Where contemporary design meets industrial architecture
Acclaimed London designer Ilse Crawford and her architect husband Oscar Pena designed the Greenhouse Loft. The one-bedroom apartment was once a garage but the couple helped us turn it into a cosy, contemporary home.
Sleeping up to four people, the space is equipped with all your necessary comforts, from WiFi and air conditioning to espresso machines and SONOS sound system. The home features paintings by Chiara Belloni and watercolours by Roberto Bonanomi.
This Porta Venezia house was one of The Spaces magazine’s best spots to rent in Milan.
Airbnb super host
Definitely stay here if you’re visiting Milan! One of the most beautiful bnbs I have ever seen. Everything in the apartment is curated to perfection and every last touch has been thought through. Costanza arranged for a colleague to check us in and communicated throughout. The place is in a great location with easy transport and walking access to shopping, coffee, food. Costanza provided a gorgeous Milan guide with perfect suggestions which really made our visit to Milan special.
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The full address is via Lazzaro Spallanzani 36a.
The Greenhouse is down a narrow alley between the StarRitz Hotel and the kebab restaurant, Nun. Check below on Google Maps for the exact location.
How to get there
You’ll be able to reach the Greenhouse Loft using GPS. Or feel free to give me a call on +39 393 5643501. I’m more than happy to explain how to find the place. There’s secure parking in a garage at via Giorgio Jan 1 (€30/24hr). You can also park along the street on the blue lines (€2/hr from 8am to 7pm, free at night and on public holidays).
By taxi: The taxi ride from the station takes about 15 minutes, depending on traffic, and costs around €20.
By tram: You can take the no. 5 tram, the no. 60 bus, or the no. 81 bus from just in front of the train station. Get off at the ‘Lima’ bus stop on the corner of via Vitruvio and Corso Buenos Aires. It’s a 5-minute walk from there.
By subway: Take the green line to Loreto, change to the red line and get off at Porta Venezia. It’s a 5-minute walk from there.
By taxi: The taxi ride from Linate Airport takes 30 minutes depending on traffic, and costs around €20.
By bus: Take the no. 73 bus from the airport to San Babila metro station. It costs €1.5 and leaves every 10 minutes. From San Babila take the red line on the metro towards Sesto FS and get off at Porta Venezia. It’s then a 5-minute walk.
By taxi: The flat price is €95. I can also book a private driver for you at a discounted rate. It’s about a 40-minute ride.
By train: The Malpensa Express comes every 30 minutes and will take you directly to Cadorna subway stop in half an hour. From there, take the red line on the metro towards Sesto FS and get off at Porta Venezia. It’s then a 5-minute walk.
By taxi: The taxi ride will cost about €100. I can also book a private driver for you at a discounted rate. It’s about a 40-minute journey depending on traffic.
By bus: Take the Orio shuttle bus