Luxury house for sale in Bonanova, Barcelona
Exclusive modernist property, unique in the area distributed over 827 m2 and cataloged, designed and built by the prestigious architect Enric Sagnier Vilavecchia. This exquisite house, built in 1915, is located on the Avinguda del Tibidabo and is something out of a fairytale.
The house is distributed over five floors including the street level which contains the main access to the house, two separate enclosed parking areas totalling 70 m2 and which has the capacity to hold five cars or many motorcycles.
The main staircase gives you access to the elevator of the house or enjoy the garden entrance stairs that will also lead you up to the front door. On the main floor you´ll find a lobby, three bedrooms and a bathroom. All of which are stunning on their own as you ?ll find handcrafted marble and stained glass throughout. This floor could be transformed into a wonderful independent apartment for guests or be used as various multipurpose rooms for different uses.
On the ¨noble¨ floor is the main entrance hall where you ?ll find the library, reading room, lounge area and game room. There is a grand dining room which showcases a crystal chandelier that is connected to the kitchen. The kitchen has its own separate service area for food preparations. There are two more bathrooms on this floor, one which is connected to a bedroom and holds the original bathtub.
On the first floor we have the master bedroom suite with bathroom. This bedroom has direct access to a small terrace with spectacular views of the entire city of Barcelona. ??On this floor we have a second suite overlooking the street, an independent bathroom that is connected with a double room and has views of the garden. There is an additional double room with office and private bathroom also overlooking the garden. A laundry room and a utility room are also on this level.The last floor contains three spacious rooms, currently to be renovated, in the form of a dome which has stunning panoramic views of the entire city, sea and mountains. There are two independent terraces which overlook the sea and mountains as well. There is elevator access to this floor as well as the others.Sagnier´s work is famous throughout Barcelona from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The Modernism era saw a great boom in construction of both official and religious buildings including the private and stately mansions built by the Catalan bourgeoisie.
Modernism is a revitalization of all arts and crafts: eminently ornamental style, with the inclusion in the architecture of handcrafted elements such as forging, stucco, ceramics, glasswork, and joinery, all reflected in this incredible Villa. You can see the hand carved moldings and rosettes on the high ceilings, valances and the windows that allow light to enter through all corners of the house. The majestic marble stairs, the impressive archways in doors, the handcrafted wooden floors and the marble sculptures throughout are reflective of this era.To the rear of the villa there is a beautiful and unique garden at two heights with different charming spaces surrounding this beautiful modernist jewel.The location is ideal as it's 5 minutes from the Ronda de Barcelona, 15 minutes from the airport, and near the best international schools in the city. The street is highly sought after as it is revered as architecturally historic. Tibidabo Avenue was conceived of in 1897 by Doctor Andreu, who had dreamt of an elegant garden city in which powerful families could build their private mansions. The idea was to get away from the grids of the Eixample and from neighbors and factories and breathe the pure mountain air on Tibidabo.