BCN11775
5,000,000 House / Villa For sale

Unique and historic house attached to Gaudi’s Torre de Bellesguard in Bonanova

  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 4
  • Size 258m²
  • Plot size 1,502m²
  • Garden 1,200m²

Built by Domingo Sugranyes, the disciple and right-hand man of modernist genius Antoni Gaudí, this spectacular and very special house was built in 1900 for the guards of the historic landmark building next door - Gaudí's iconic Torre de Bellesguard.

The property is itself like a tower, set in lovely lawned gardens of 1,200m² with a fantastic swimming pool and lovely views across the city to the sea. Nestling perfectly in mature trees it provides its privileged residents with a peaceful green space in the sought-after zona alta, with easy access to the centre of Barcelona.

This plot was originally the site of the former summer palace of King Martí el Humano, and this rich history is reflected in the design of the property, which has striking battlements and utilises noble materials such as stone and cast iron to combine impressive solidity with and beautiful and delicate details. Furthermore, turrets and dragon figures add to the medieval nature of this very special property.

Inside, beautiful modernista touches abound, with a spiral staircase and covered gallery adding character and connecting three floors of accommodation that measure 113m², 92m² and 53m². On the ground floor there is the living-dining area which faces onto the garden, an office with a bathroom and the kitchen. The bedrooms are on the second floor, the master bedroom faces the garden and has a private bathroom with a jacuzzi and shower and a dressing room. There are 2 further bedrooms which share a bathroom and a covered gallery used as an office. On the top floor there is a bedroom previously used as the service bedroom with a bathroom as well as a utility area and machinery room. The house is topped off by a terrace with 360º views across Barcelona from the mountains to the Mediterranean.

You only have to look out of the window to enjoy truly exclusive views of the neighbouring Torre de Bellesguard. This medieval-style castle has the trademark towering Gaudí four-armed cross, which provides an unbeatable backdrop and a strong sense of history.

The house is accessed via automatic gates and has a large open parking area. The garden also has a shed and there is plenty of space to build a second annexed house of about 250m² in a similar historic style.

Features

  • Mountain views
  • Sea views
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • High ceilings
  • Natural light
  • Period Building
  • Period features
  • Wooden flooring
  • Modernist building
  • Balcony
  • Equipped Kitchen
  • Exterior
  • Heating
  • Library
  • Near international schools
  • Pet-friendly
  • Storage room
  • To renovate
  • Views

Distribution

Ground floor

  • Living-dining area
  • Office with bathroom (could be used as an additional bedroom)

First floor

  • Master bedroom with dressing room and ensuite bathroom with jacuzzi
  • 2 bedrooms which share a bathroom
  • Gallery used as an office space

Second floor

  • Service bedroom with bathroom
  • Utility rooms
  • Roof terrace with 360º views

Location

Bonanova in Barcelona's Zona Alta is a quiet residential zone that combines the fresher air of the foothills of the Collserola natural park with easy access to the city centre.

This has become one of the most sought-after areas to live, boasting some of the largest houses and gardens as well as excellent international schools, medical centres and sports and social facilities.

This house stands out even among this exceptional company, and is located on Calle Bellesguard, above the Promenade de la Bonanova. It looks out over the city, which is easy to get to from here, and has fast access to the Ronda de Dalt, which takes you out of the city in minutes. This also means that Barcelona airport is just a short drive away.

BCN11775 €5,000,000

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