Very bright, elegant and discreet French-style house in a safe and quiet area close to shops, the schools of the Zona Alta area and exclusive sports centres. Includes parking.
This beautiful house of 443 m² is located in La Bonanova, a residential neighbourhood of Barcelona with all kinds of services and shops, but at the same time a very peaceful area.
The house dates back to the late 1800s, with a refurbishment in 1936 and a complete renovation in the mid-90s to restore its original character, with unique pieces found in markets in London, Montpellier and Barcelona.
It is a very square house with 2 Noucentista-style façades, one on the street side and the other overlooking the large garden. The house is organised over 2 floors plus a basement and enjoys a flat roof that is accessible but not for use, with skylights, which was renovated a year ago. Another of the great highlights of this house is the fantastic garden of 289 m² with an initial paved area, a gravel area, several chill-out areas, a pergola, outdoor table, mature trees and a modern microcement salt water pool; a proper outdoor space that invites you to enjoy a well-deserved rest at the heart of Barcelona.
The ground floor, with solid wood floors, measures 170.10 m². Here we find a garage of approximately 25 m² with capacity for a car and a motorcycle, and in front of the garage, in the street, you can park another car. A pedestrian access path leads to the hall, which has practical closets on both sides. One of the closet doors connects directly with the garage, while one of the closets on the right contain the boiler for the radiators and hot water. The other cabinets are wardrobes.
From the hall we access a large lobby with a sofa, flanked by 2 Doric columns and a double glazed door. This lobby is the centrepiece of this floor and has high ceilings, open view of the garden through the living room and a wide staircase. To the left of the lobby is the spectacular 19,50 m² kitchen with floor-to-ceiling windows that maintains the warm and classic air of the house. It features glass-fronted cabinets and wood cupboards with curtains that hide the washing area, white painted wooden furniture, functional and modern appliances, checkerboard cream and dark gray flooring, and high ceilings with wooden beams painted in white. The standout feature of the kitchen is the antique chandelier over the wooden table for 10 people, together with the fireplace that is in perfect working order.
In the corridor from the kitchen to the formal dining room we find the stairs to the basement. The formal dining room has southeast views of the garden through the large window and in turn connects with the living room (the glass doors between both spaces have been removed, but are kept in the garage), also overlooking the garden and with access to it from the central balcony.
The living room is warm and comfortable and invites you to relax and read, as well as to enjoy pleasant moments with family and friends in front of the fireplace. It is a space with 2 rooms with 2 Doric columns to demarcate both areas.
Returning to the lobby, we find a staircase that takes us up the mezzanine overlooking the whole living room, because it has a large window. On the landing, above the garage area, we find this 18 m² space with small windows facing the street. The landing offers a guest toilet and a service bedroom or guest bedroom with a wardrobe and its own bathroom.
The upper floor, also 170.10 m², has a gable roof with exposed beams and a skylight. The area next to the façade over the street is lower (2.15 m²), so it has a distinct attic feel; On the other hand, on the façade facing the garden, the ceilings are higher. This floor has carpeted floors.
A central living room with skylights gives way to a bedroom with a dressing room and a an office with another dressing room on the street side (which could also be used as a bedroom). On the garden side we find 2 double bedrooms, one with a built-in wardrobe and the other with a dressing room; both share a spacious bathroom with skylights, which were originally 2 bathrooms. Finally, also on the garden side, is the large master bedroom with a double bathroom with skylights in the ceiling, double sink, shower and bathtub. In the bedroom area we have 2 dressing rooms and a fireplace.
Finally, there is the basement, which we access from the ground floor via an L-shaped staircase. This level of the house has a vaulted ceiling with 2 skylights that provide great natural light, and stands out for its almost 5-metre high ceiling. The basement is divided into 2 spaces that connect with each other. The first is a space of 29 m² located next to the staircase, with 3 arches that create 2 rooms with ceiling beams, Catalan vaulted ceilings, three steps and a wall with open arches that takes us to the second space, this one of 39 m² with a vaulted ceiling and skylights.