Exceptional property on the top floor of one of the best royal estates on Paseo de Gracia with direct views of La Pedrera, by Antoni Gaudí.
At present the property is used as an office, although its titled as a home and is designed and distributed for that use.
The apartment is divided into two areas, the first facing the Paseo de Gracia and consists of a hall from which you access the kitchen and a majestic living room with access to a balcony with northeast orientation. The rear area consists of 2 double bedrooms, both in suite with a full bathroom and an extra courtesy bathroom.
The building dates from 1885 and highlights the comprehensive refurbishment to which it was subjected at the beginning of this century, where its thermal and acoustic behaviour was substantially improved, with the replacement of all its exterior with lacquered aluminium carpentry and double-glazed glass. The interior partitions were doubled, and a layer of acoustic insulation was inserted inside. The building underwent a comprehensive refurbishment to create luxury apartments and offices in the best area of downtown Barcelona.
The exterior action consisted of the complete refurbishment of both facades with all the original details of the building restored to the original lime stucco that covers both facades. The entrance hall and the communal areas were also restored with marble and high-quality materials and the lift was replaced.
Inside, the aged oak wood flooring stands out, as well as the travertine bathroom cladding. The kitchen is high-end, with low-consumption appliances and built-in white lacquered cabinets. The air conditioning consists of a hidden system of ducted air conditioning for hot and cold air and a system of hot water radiators fed by a gas boiler as heating.
The air conditioning drive system is fully integrated into the ceiling cornices, with linear diffusers that go virtually unnoticed. The same happens with the lighting system by means of spotlights flush with the false ceiling with hidden lamps to avoid dazzling.
The carpentry and hardware of the doors stand out for their solidity and for the mouldings that decorate them, giving them a classic and robust appearance. The wooden plinths are higher than usual, following the detail of the contour of the doors and favouring the integrity of the whole, with hermetic and soft closures at the same time.
The ceiling heights throughout are magnificent, especially in the wonderfully bright main room where the light and the extraordinary bookcases that decorate the walls give a stately and classic-style atmosphere to this unique piece.
The rooms are rectangular in shape, with built-in wardrobes and with direct access to two complete bathrooms, one with a bathtub and the other with a shower. Currently one of the rooms is covered with Cuban wood panels and an impressive tapestry. The other room is currently furnished with two desks and no wall covering. Both have views of the interior of the courtyard.
The house is sold without its bookcases, without furniture and without the wood panelling that decorates one of the rooms. Due to their extraordinary beauty, bookcases and wall coverings could be reproduced by a specialized skilled carpenter if the potential buyer is interested.
A great opportunity to live in front of one of the most characteristic works of the great architect Antoni Gaudí.