This beautiful and unique 19th century home is Located in the heart of Barcelona's Sant Gervasi neighborhood, perfectly positioned near the important streets of Carrer Balmes and Via Augusta. Hidden away in a quiet and private alley that preserves the spirit of that time, the versatility of this home's design is ethereal and timeless.
In 1997, Tobia Scarpa, a distinguished Italian architect, completely renovated the century-old house. During his career, he won the prestigious Compasso d'Oro award in 2008 for lifetime achievement, amongst other accolades. A quote by this famous architect defines the sobriety he uses to design:
"Knowing how to build is a debt to technique. Knowing how to give a meaning to things I create is a debt to logic required by the forms."
The house stands out for its elegance and simplicity, yet every detail receives its required attention. Stone and wood finishes combine in perfect harmony and the natural light permeates every room, providing the house with warmth and an air of serenity.
Access to the property is through the sumptuous front garden.
This beautiful town house is over 6300 sq. feet and consists of four floors (1453sf each), two mezzanine floors as well as a 1300sf rooftop terrace that features a swimming pool. A magnificent staircase connects all the floors and an elevator was recently installed, respecting Scarpa's style.
Every floor features three separate areas. The central part provides access to all the floors and to two open plan areas, one on each façade, providing them with a unique personality; a study, a private living room and a double-height bedroom harmoniously blend in with each other.
The impressive back façade features 18 oversized windows, meticulously combining wood, iron and glass and overlook the beautiful back garden, the best kept secret of the house. The garden also boasts a charming patio.
The property features large rooms with open floorplans, luxury finishes and Venetian mosaic floors. Its ceilings have a height of over 16 feet on the main floor and almost 12 feet on the others. Every room, including the bedrooms, features 10 foot tall floor to ceiling windows.
The interior designer and antiques dealer, Christian Espagne, recently revitalized the house, respecting its original style.
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