During a previous visit to Venice, I found a small booklet titled Venice: Venetian Domestic Architecture, by Egle Trincanato and edited by Renzo Salvadori.
This work covers the two sestieri (districts) of Castello and Dorsoduro, and focuses on buildings of the 12th to the 18th centuries. These are not grand palazzi, but down to earth homes, of ordinary Venetians.
I have located quite a few of these dwellings, and will share them with you, from time to time.
Some have been changed so radically that you would never recognise them as the same building sketched in the booklet. The narrow calli of Venice also pose some challenges in capturing good images.
The first one I visited is on Salizzada S Lio, 5691. The author comments that this home would have been from the 13th-14th century.
The author mentions the “mullioned” windows, with “Ravenna-type capitals”. Now I know that mullions are the vertical parts of a window, dividing it into parts, and that Ravenna-type capitals are basket shaped.
What the author failed to mention was the surprise just around the corner, in that alley. When I looked up, I saw a most beautiful window frame, with a decorative glazed finish.