Flat for sale in Ciutat Vella, St. Pere St. Caterina and La Ribera
- 523 m2
IN PASSAGE SERT. Preserving the past was the objective of the remodeling carried out in 1995 of the large main or main floor of a building built in 1867, a former textile colony in Ciutat Vella de Barcelona. The current culture-loving owners of our city were careful in every detail of this magnificent home, formerly the owner's residence, located in the heart of the Sant Pere, Santa Caterina i la Ribera neighborhood, touching the Dreta del Eixample . The house was the birthplace of the painter Josep Maria Sert i Badia (1874), one of the internationally renowned descendants of the Sert saga. We enter the majestic main hall of 349 m2 built facing a pedestrian street and a picturesque private passageway, which is closed at night. This house occupies the second real floor of the 1867 estate, which historically was the reception of a Mansion. Currently the farm has an elevator. From the large hall we access the central core of the house occupied by spacious rooms with high ceilings and coffered ceilings. We find the library and a large room with different environments and with large windows and access to the garden balcony, the focal point of the property from the pedestrian street, which gives it great appeal. We look at the height of the magnificent delicately coffered ceilings, each with different techniques and motifs. Different rooms are arranged around the heart of the house. We enter through a wide hall-distributor with a view of the library, from the wide corridors we access the 4 bedrooms, all of them very spacious doubles and two of them with private bathroom and dressing room and a third full bathroom, the kitchen very charming and well organized with a small room that serves as an office for all the kitchenware and a breakfast room. The library office is a cozy room with a coffered ceiling, fireplace and garden balcony overlooking the picturesque private passage, which closes its access at night. The laundry area located in the courtyard of the farm, has an automatic retractable roof for better privacy. Some of the existing pavements could be rescued, the exterior enclosures are original, finished in natural wood with Majorcan slat shutters towards the outside and shutters with shutters towards the inside, typical of the time. The house has hot water and gas heating and natural cross ventilation. The garage space is a short distance from the farm. Ciutat Vella district, neighborhood of Sant Pere, Santa Caterina i Ribera, touching the neighborhood of Dreta del Eixample. It is the most charming neighborhood in the city, where history and contemporaneity coexist pleasantly. It is easy to have a delicious coffee or buy fashion from young designers, go to a concert at the Palau de la Música, a few steps from the house, or stroll through the Plaza de la Catedral, enjoying the events that take place during the year. .
El Born (or Borne, depending on your coolness level) is one of the most sophisticated and charming neighbourhoods in town, since taking a walk on the narrow pedestrian streets of this central area of Barcelona is always a fantastic experience.
In addition, meandering around. El Born means to keep finding and discovering little treasures constantly: art galleries, museums (like the Picasso Museum or the Textiles and Costume Museum), design boutiques, delicatessen shops, cafés and restaurants filled with history, modern cocktail bars, new places where you can enjoy a wonderful brunch, artisanal jewellery stores… and the list doesn’t stop here.
El Born doesn’t just offer some of the most trendy stores and shops in town and a buzzing night life; behind some of its façades are top quality apartments, luxury lofts and design duplexes that have been renovated and redecorated to the point where anyone who visits them remains speechless.
We have to warn you that, when you manage to get one of those high quality wonders, the decision between wandering around the streets and taking in everything they have to offer, and simply enjoying the comfort of your home, can be hard to make…
Jokes aside, El Born is the perfect choice for those who want to live in the indefatigable centre of Barcelona, enjoy its lifestyle, a bohemian and artistic ambience and, almost, forget about the car (from El Born you can take a walk all the way to the beach).
For those who are looking for more than an experience, buying a property in El Born, a neighbourhood with a constant and even growing demand, is also a good idea. The neighbourhood offers interesting real estate investments;one of the area tendencies is to buy old apartments and remodel them, as stated before, to give them a new life and a higher value.
As it happens in most of the cities, the central neighbourhoods such as El Born, are part of the old town. In this case, the past left us with buildings as historical and emblematic as the old El Born’s Market (now restructured as a cultural centre), the famous Church of Santa Maria del Mar or the Promenade of El Born, where, in medieval times, knights would take part in jousting tournaments and nowadays you can have a drink in trendy terraces.
To sum it up, El Born offers an excellent mixture of history and modernity, and a lifestyle that captivates both locals and visitors.