Bucharest Art Nouveau House

A well preserved Art Nouveau style house, dating from the early 1900s; Dorobanti area, Bucharest. (©Valentin Mandache)

The predominantly Art Nouveau style house in the photograph above is one of the better preserved such examples of buildings in Bucharest. In April I published an image depicting its beautiful semicircular window (click the link for access) situated on the street façade. I like the surviving sector of painted frieze that can be seen under the roof eave area, in the foreground sector of the photograph. In its heydays more that a century ago, the house, most probably, was more flamboyantly decorated and would have stood apart within the local built landscape.

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I endeavor through this daily series of daily articles to inspire appreciation of the historic houses of Romania, a virtually undiscovered, but fascinating chapter of European architectural heritage.

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If you plan acquiring a historic property in Romania or start a renovation project, I would be delighted to advice you in sourcing the property, specialist research, planning permissions, restoration project management, etc. To discuss your particular plan please see my contact details in the Contact page of this weblog.

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