Home of the Week: An Italian Renaissance in Studio City
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Home of the Week: An Italian Renaissance in Studio City

A massive two-story villa within a few blocks of downtown Studio City, “Palazzo Di Songi” takes its inspiration from the Italian Renaissance. It is listed for $9.995 miilion. (Sheila Cooper)
There are six bedrooms and nine bathrooms in 12,000 square feet. The canyon-view home and gardens are set on 2 acres of parklike grounds, behind wrought-iron gates. There is a four-car garage, a swimming pool and a spa. (Sheila Cooper)
Frescoes highlight an Italian chandelier in the entry. The foyer has a 400-year-old reproduction of a Greek warrior by an Italian artist, which can be purchased separately. It is flanked by medieval wall sconces. (Sheila Cooper)
“I’ve been flipping houses for 15 years,” said horse trainer Danny Gerardi, who with his partner, artist Giorgio Tuscani, bought the 2005 house when it was under construction, then finished it as a palace. (Sheila Cooper)
Attention to detail is evident throughout the home. The walls and some of the ceilings were made of Venetian plaster. Walnut floors are hand-hewn, moldings are custom designed. (Sheila Cooper)