"Refinement, majesty, class… and a great sense of humour in this spacious duplex apartment with terraces and imposing views of the Giralda, in a historical 19th century building brimming with details, art and luxury"
This stunning 200m2 duplex apartment has two magnificent terraces with spectacular views, and is housed in a listed 19th century building which has been recently restored. As one of Seville’s historic buildings, renovations have carefully conserved its original structure and features.
The property maintains all the magnificence of the period, with large spaces and a wealth of structural features. This, coupled to a top class renovation project and an outstanding collection of paintings decorating the walls, provides for a striking interior, refined and full of character, a veritable legacy of the majestic nature of the original house, now transformed into a very current property with all the style and comforts of modern life, luxurious finishings, and top of the range equipment.
Given its listed building nature, the property has no lift, but access via the main staircase is simple and easy.
The living area is on the lower floor, bathed in natural light which streams in unimpeded through the large windows to fill the whole area. The overwhelming sense is one of luxury, freshness and vibrancy, and refinement is everywhere: in the spaciousness of the whole, and in the most unexpected constructive and decorative details. The colourful marble floor, intricate original woodwork on doors, windows and walls, and the daring mix of classical Spanish furniture with sumptuous oriental pieces.
The entrance hall leads to a large, stately living room of regal air and classic design, the rich legacy of the original property clearly visible in the craftsmanship of its wooden ceilings and wall panelling and the beautiful marble floors. A place in which to relax with a good book, or to be enjoyed in company. It is equipped with sophisticated sound and audio systems (TV, DVD, iPod) and comfortable sofas and chairs. Luxurious textiles blend in naturally with the contemporary paintings which decorate the walls.
The large kitchen, one of the highlights of the property which will delight the most demanding foodies, is also accessed from the hall. This is not your standard kitchen. It is a large, open space, designed for entertaining. It has a large work area for cooking, plenty of storage, and is equipped to the detail with high quality white goods. There is access to a terrace which also serves to bring in natural light. A dining area features an impressive oriental wooden table with four chairs. And the recurring theme throughout the property: contemporary art on the walls.
A small corridor leading to two bedrooms is accessed from the living room and the kitchen.
The first of these two bedrooms is equipped with an elegant trundle bed, a work area, a comfy chair and a wardrobe. The perfect work room, also doubling as a fully equipped bedroom for two. There is a somewhat “British” feel to this room, the original high wooden ceilings tempered once again by the contemporary prints and oil painting on the walls.
The second bedroom is larger in size and has two single beds of 90cm x 200cm, large wardrobes, and an en-suite bathroom. The décor is again a daring mix of the classical features of the original building, such as the green marble floor and the crafted wooden ceiling, with luxurious textiles, Indian wooden furniture, ethnic decorative elements, and more modern light fixtures and auxiliary furniture.
A further corridor leads from the entrance hall to the master bedroom. This is a large and spacious room, with a super king-size bed, dressing room, reading corner and en-suite bathroom with shower. With energising blue walls, the bedroom is provided with an uninhibited mix of Spanish furniture, exotic wooden auxiliary pieces, elegant textiles and classical light fixtures, all crowned by the apex crafted wooden ceiling.
This lower floor has a third, fully-equipped bathroom, with quality sanitary-ware and marble floors, and that arty touch characteristic of the property.
The upper floor is accessed via stairs from the entrance hall. A second living room with a private terrace offers stunning views of the Giralda. And to the left, the jewel of this property: a magnificent 250m2 terrace affording spectacular views of Seville’s picturesque skyline, with its myriad parapets and rooftops, and privileged views of the Cathedral of Santa María de los Reyes and the iconic Giralda. The terrace includes a romantic pergola with climbing plants, wrought iron furniture, deckchairs, auxiliary furniture and a shower. All you will ever need to enjoy the company of friends and family with the sky over Seville as a backdrop.
Postigo del Oro II is located in the very heart of this historic city on the banks of the Guadalquivir, and literally a 5-minute walk from the main sights: the Cathedral, the Reales Alcázares (royal palace), and the archive of the indies, to name but a few. It is also close to the main shopping areas and the Arenal district, popular for leisure and dining within the historical centre, very close to the famous Maestranza bull ring. This is your chance to savour all that Seville has to offer.