About

Welcome to my weblog:

Historic Houses of Romania – Case de Epoca, the liveliest and most professional blog dedicated to the architectural heritage and the period properties of Romania, written by Valentin Mandache.

My mission is to educate the public about the value of the architectural heritage and opportunities in the field of period property market of Romania and Southeast Europe.

The history of architecture as well as the market for historic houses are emerging fields in Romania and its wider region. “Historic Houses of Romania – Case de Epoca” aims to address that deficit by providing professional services to proprietors of period houses, professionals such as architects, property developers, surveyors, and also organisations. Understanding an old building, its architectural style and historic context is crucial for the success of a renovation, restoration or marketing project. The same applies if you intend to acquire or sell a period house. Valentin Mandache’s international experience, architectural history proficiency and unique local knowledge will help you achieve your goals.

The articles of this weblog page discuss the historic architecture and the period properties of Romania and the Balkans, a less known, but fascinating chapter of Europe’s heritage and real estate market segment. The postings contain analyses and opinions of Valentin Mandache, an expert in historic houses, with an ample experience in that area. He has trained at the London School of Economics and Political Science in the history, economics and civilization of Southeast Europe. Valentin advises private individuals and organisations on the preservation and marketing of historic buildings. He is based in Bucharest, having previously worked and studied in Britain for a period spanning two decades.

“Historic Houses of Romania – Case de Epoca” blogsite is a respected internet resource on the architectural heritage of that country, where the author also interacts face to face with the public through architectural tours, courses, articles in the press, conferences or a multitude of social media networks.