Glazed house entrance from the La Belle Époque era

The 1900s glazed entrance structure affixed to a house dating from the late 1920s. Floreasca area, Bucharest (©Valentin Mandache)

The well proportioned glazed wrought iron structure in the photograph above is typical for many entrances of Bucharest “Little Paris” style houses built between the late c19th – mid-1910s, such as in the example found at the following link. In this particular case, the house is more recent than the glazed structure, dating from sometimes in the late 1920s, of a basic Neo-Romanian style, which probably replaced an older Fin de Siècle dwelling built initially on that plot of land. The owners preserved probably a few bits from the former building, among them this magnificent vestige. I very much like how the original late Victorian/ La Belle Epoque era ruby and dark blue glass panes imprint the whole assembly with an intense personality.

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

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