Sotheby's International Realty - Barcelona, B

Extraordinary apartment on the first floor (" Principal ") owns 262 built m2, three wrought iron balconies to the street and an amazing terrace of 184 m2 inside the block. This jewel of Catalan architecture is situated in the traditional district of Barcelona - Left Eixample and just few meters from the beautiful Enric Granados street and a short walk from the mythical Rambla Catalunya and the elegant Paseo de Gracia. It is located in a modernist building from 1904-1907, where the lobby does not leave any of its visitors indifferent. It maintains original elements such as floral decorations on its ceilings, wrought iron lampposts and colored glass, the concierge's house, leaded panes, the door and the lift enclosure. In the neighboring staircase, the treatment of the walls is also original, with a stucco baseboard pressed to fire. The property was recently reformed, keeping modernist decorative elements. The mosaics of tesserae (opus tessellatum) and hydraulic mosaics are true works of art that decorate the different floors of the property. In the same way, the traditional modernist stuccoes with floral motifs and vegetation cover most of the ceilings. Among all these modernist details, it is impossible to forget the leaded stained glass windows with floral motifs and the decorations of the wooden openings. This ground floor apartment is distributed between a hall, a central corridor, an elegant lounge, four bedrooms, an office room, three full bathrooms plus one for guests, a luxury kitchen with high-end appliances and a large glass gallery. It is impossible not to fall in love with this sophisticated piece of architecture and its unique environment in the very heart of Barcelona.