Regal Residences Of Yesteryear in Buenos Aires
In the 1920’s Argentina had the 5th largest economy in the world due to the wealth and abundance of its agricultural exports. During this period many of the cities finest buildings were constructed mainly in the center of the city and Recoleta. These buildings were built by European architects and modeled predominantly on French style architecture typically found in Paris. Many of these beautiful buildings still stand to this day and can be seen all over the city but especially in the Recoleta district, the barrio has been called the Paris of South America due to the European feel that these buildings give to the area. #adp02
A great example of a typical period building is the newly renovated Algodon hotel. The ten-bedroom mansion was carefully restored to its former glory incorporating 21st century luxuries one would expect to find in any five star hotel across the world. The hotel features a cognac bar, restaurant, and spa. Suites start at around USD 1,800 per night.
Close by to the Algodon hotel is a similar mansion that is prime for restoration. This building boasts all the typical features of a mansion of its period; high ceilings, wooden floors, a grand staircase and intricate soffits. The property has a total of 1,300 covered meters and there is a permit to build a further 400 on the roof. The mansion would make an ideal boutique hotel similar to the Algodon. For more information click here.
Colonial mansions were not only built in down town Buenos Aires, many fantastic examples can be found further a field in areas such as Plaermo and Belgrano. One of the best examples of such a building is located on calle Zapiola in Belgrano R. The famous architect Lorenzo Siegerist built this outstanding mansion in 1910, the property has since been restored to it’s original condition but now features amenities typical of a modern high-end house or apartment. For more information click here.
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About Marcia Williamson
Marcia is a high achiever. She has lived and worked in Buenos Aires for 18 years in senior positions using her proven skills in project management, sales and marketing. Before that she lived and worked in Brazil for over 5 years. She is a licensed real estate sales associate in Florida, USA, and she brings to GTSA a number of skills that will help clients market and sell their properties in a professional way. She is fluent in English and Spanish, and conversant in Portuguese.