This house on three levels is worth its weight in gold. Because not only is it to be found in a privileged location, as you have come to expect from Home at Homes: in this case the metaphor actually holds true, as it is part of a unique historical building, the old Casa de la Moneda (Royal Mint), where gold and silver were melted down following the discovery of America. And we are lucky in Home at Homes to be able to offer you more properties in this building, so if you are travelling with a large group and want to stay together, don’t hesitate to ask us about Puerta de Jerez I and II.
The most original feature of this three-bedroom apartment accommodating 5 or 6 guests is its distribution and geometry. A characteristic which the interior decorators have highlighted with a bold visual design of iron panels and glass. The result is a daring, contemporary and arty interior which recalls the works of Mondrian and is a clear break from the traditional historic architecture of the building as seen from the outside. An interior you would not expect. Glass divisions and skylights allow natural light to flow freely through all the shared areas, whilst affording intimacy and a sense of peace in the bedrooms. Quality of materials used are, of course, second to none. Marble floors, exquisite woodwork and state-of-the art insulation to ensure that your home is always at the perfect temperature and free from noise: an oasis of tranquillity. Steel and glass panels, top of the range equipment in kitchen and bathrooms, painted wood. Some of the beams, columns and other structural elements of the original house have been preserved, making for an intriguing combination. And, of course, as with all of Home at Homes’ exclusive properties, integral heating and cooling systems, WiFi and other technology.
The apartment is spread over three levels to provide privacy and independence to guests, something that is hugely valued when travelling as a group, with bright shared areas to enjoy company.
The lower level houses two bedrooms, both equipped with single beds, and a full bathroom. The entrance hall has a large cupboard for luggage and clothes, and access to the stairs leading to the second level.
This second level holds the living area. A sitting area with sofas, coffee table, auxiliary furniture and a TV, and a dining area with a table for six. This is an extremely bright space, opening onto a delightful, cool inner patio through large sliding doors. At the opposite end of this level is the kitchen, in contemporary, minimalist style, equipped with top of the range whitegoods and appliances and access to the inner patio.
The third level has a sloping ceiling and houses the main bedroom. This is a charming room, bright and minimalist in style, equipped with a comfortable bed, storage for luggage and clothes, and a writing desk to provide a small working area. There is also a dressing room and bathroom with rainfall shower.
Situated just steps away from the Puerta de Jerez, this really is a top location, just minutes away from the main sites of tourist and cultural interest. The Torre del Oro and the Guadalquivir river on one side, and the iconic Avenida de la Constitución, the cathedral, the Archive of the Indies, the Reales Alcázares (Royal Palace) or access to the Barrio de Santa Cruz on the other, to name but a few of the many unmissable attractions. And plenty of public transport available to connect you to the rest of the city, including cycle paths.