"A penthouse recently renovated on the most exclusive street of Madrid: Juan Bravo corner Serrano. Chic, chic, chic."
This stunning property embodies the discrete and refined elegance of true luxury, unassuming, natural and relaxed, with no unnecessary additions or excess.
Located on the top floor of a modernist building, this property offers our guests an unparalleled experience in its bright and spacious rooms, and views over the Barrio de Salamanca from either of its two terraces.
Far removed from the standard, impersonal style of the décor increasingly favoured in our modern world, this property offers a warm and very personal interior, the character of its owners shining through in every room, in every corner filled with memories and special details evident to the discerning eye. All this and more meets welcomes you the moment you cross the front door: original wooden floors, painted woodwork, high ceilings, decorative moldings… not to mention the exquisite selection of furniture, or the catalogue of artworks which can be found on every wall and corner. Yes, this is a pied-à-terre with a difference, inviting rest and enjoyment, perfect for getting away from the bustle of the city after a day of cultural tourism or avid shopping in the Barrio de Salamanca, as this area is arguably one of the most attractive retail hotspots in Europe. Peace and quiet are the norm in this building, where silence and good manners prevail. Perfect for families with children or those looking to enjoy a quiet sojourn.
The property is spread over two floors, the living area being on the lower and the master bedroom on the upper floor.
The spacious entrance hall offers a warm welcome and leads through a corridor to the rest of the living areas. It also contains a guest toilet.
The living room is the main feature of the property, a large space divided into separate areas, all of which show the owners’ taste in art and love of reading. The whole room is flooded with natural light which streams in through the large windows. The main seating area houses the TV and an eclectic mix of furniture from different periods and origins: a contemporary-style sofa, two modern upholstered easy chairs, a Swedish Gustavian armchair and several Spanish-style sideboards and tables. But most striking is undoubtedly the selection of artworks, featuring sculptures from emerging artists, and abstract paintings and contemporary photographs on the walls. Then there is the abundance of carpets and textiles throughout, and the various antiques and mementoes from countless trips which afford personality to every corner of this sumptuous apartment.
A large study area is accessed at one end of the living room, a space fully equipped for working, and with a large selection of books in its library.
At the opposite end there is a bright reading corner with two comfortable chairs and direct access to the large, furnished terrace. This is without a doubt one of the most outstanding features of the property, with views onto the streets of Juan Bravo and Serrano.
The large dining room is furnished with an elegant set of hardwood table and chairs seating 10, and likewise benefits from bright natural light and direct access to the terrace through two French windows.
On from the dining room at the end of the corridor is the large kitchen, of clean, modern design. It is divided into two areas: a large office with a table for six and large storage space, white goods, a refrigerated wine cabinet, microwave and washing machine. Annexed to this, the main kitchen, equipped to the detail with cooking and work areas, and a small breakfast bar. The back door to the apartment is to be found here.
The kitchen-office leads to the two double bedrooms on this lower floor, plus the shared bathroom. The first bedroom is decorated in a younger style, with custom-made furniture including a writing desk, two single beds and direct access to the main terrace.
The second bedroom also has two single beds.
The upper floor affords privacy to the master bedroom. A modern wood and glass staircase leads upstairs from the entrance hall. This upper floor bedroom is divided into three areas. The bedroom itself is large and bright, with sloping ceilings and a huge double bed. A custom-made dressing room provides all the space and storage capacity you will ever need. The bedroom has a full en-suite bathroom, modern and minimalist in style, but sumptuously equipped: wash-basin with hanging mirror, stand-alone designer bath and stunning wooden floor.
And then there is the second terrace, with spectacular views.
Serrano is one of the most exclusive shopping streets in Europe. It has earned itself the name of Golden Mile of the Spanish capital, housing boutiques from some of the most renowned national and international names in the world of fashion. This busy area is very close to some of Madrid’s main sites of tourist and cultural interest, and is excellently connected by underground and bus routes. A short walk away are the National Archaeological Museum or the Plaza de Colón, as well as the Retiro Park. The Barrio de Salamanca is one of the most elegant and distinguished districts of the city: myriad restaurants, leisure options and fashion boutiques are waiting for you here.