History

The history of Commellini Estates is one rich with family tradition and Italian culture. The series of events that would lead to the creation of Commellini Estates began in 1904, when Albert Commellini first came to the United States at the young age of 13. Albert came from a small town in the Tuscany province of Italy called Staffoli. Upon his arrival, Albert came to Chicago where he found work as first a water boy and then a recruiter for the railroad. He followed his work and the railroad tracks out west, where they eventually led him to Spokane. Albert quickly established himself in Spokane, earning the reputation of an excellent entrepreneur. His business ventures in Spokane were successful and varied….

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Meet Our Team

Robert Seghetti
Robert SeghettiPresident
Robert is the great nephew of Albert and Leda Commellini. Albert & Leda were more like grandparents to Robert, as there was no other family members in the United States and as such he called them grandma and grandpa. When the Seghetti family was forced to make a decision after Leda’s passing, Robert was in great turmoil trying to decide between operating Commellini’s and going to college. He inevitably went to Gonzaga University and always hoped for another chance to operate the family business. When the opportunity presented itself in 2009, Robert and his wife Lauri were not willing to let this long time dream pass them by once again.  
Lauri Seghetti
Lauri SeghettiVice President
Lauri Seghetti is a long time resident of Spokane. She met her Husband Robert while attending Mead High School. They often talked about running Commellini Estate and bringing it back to the original way his great aunt Leda Commellini ran the historical business. As one could expect life had different plans. After High School they married and had 3 children. Besides raising her children, Lauri owned and operated an Interior Design Company for 16 ½ years. She did work in Spokane and surrounding areas. But in 2009 when the opportunity once again presented itself Lauri found she longed to fulfill her dreams of running Commellini Estate. So she and her husband decided to renovate the original building and bring it back to what it once was.

Through the many events at Commellini Estate Lauri realized how much her years of designing, coordinating and organizing different projects were very similar to designing and coordinating events, organizing venders and creating an experience for each guest who walks in the front door of Commellini Estate.

With the desire to continue the family legacy Lauri oversees the daily operations of Commellini Estate. 

Desiree Seghetti
Desiree SeghettiVice President of Operations
Desiree, a Spokane native, developed a passion for event coordinating while attending the University of Washington. While in school, she was the CEO of a student event based company called University Adventures. Upon graduating she returned to Spokane to pursue her dream of rejuvenating Commellini’s to its former grandeur. As a Commellini Estate Private Event Coordinator, her role involves assisting in all events that occur on the estate. She work with clients from day one to come up with a vision for their event and is there throughout the entire planning process to ensure a flawless execution. In addition, Desiree was awarded the title of being one of the top 20 professionals in Spokane under 40 years-old by the Inland Business Catalyst Magazine.


If you are interested in hosting your event at the historical Commellini Estate please contact Desiree at desiree@commelliniestate.com.

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