Video-invitation to Historic Houses of Romania week end architectural tours: 7 & 8 April ’12

Book by emailing v.mandache@gmail.com or using the comments section of this post. You will be informed of meeting place on booking.

I look forward to seeing you at the tour,

Valentin Mandache, expert in Romania’s historic houses (tel: 0040 (0)728323272)

Neo-Romanian style mansion in California: a design rendering

There is just a handful of videos on Youtube or other similar video hosting websites on the subject of the Neo-Romanian architectural style, and it seems, without modesty :), that a majority of them are on my Historic Houses of Romania channel. In that regard it has been really gratifying when I recently discovered on Youtube a very interesting animated rendering of a house with prominent Neo-Romanian features, designed by Eric Lind Associates, a US firm form Granite Bay, greater Sacramento, in California. I like the multitude of arched windows flanked by short Byzantine columns, the large veranda resembling the cloister of the medieval Wallachian churches, and the square profile towers and chimney stacks inspired from the the c17th – c19th cula buildings, the fortified houses of the yeomen of Oltenia, in south-west Romania. The mansion is designed for the Californian market and is excellent to know that the Neo-Romanian style has an echo there, even if only at the drawing board level. Click the image bellow to access the video rendering!

Neo-Romanian style mansion, design rendering by Eric Lind Associates, Granite Bay, California. CLICK THE IMAGE

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I endeavour through this periodic series of 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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If you plan acquiring or selling a historic property in Romania or start a renovation project, I would be delighted to advice you in sourcing and transacting the property, specialist research, etc. To discuss your particular plan please see my contact details in the Contact page of this weblog.

Identical Neo-Romanian style houses in Bucharest city square

Recently I visited an interesting Bucharest square with identical model houses mirroring each other across the sides of that square, presented in the video above. This location was brought to my attention some time ago by Mr. Romulus Bena, a regular reader and commenter (on the Facebook page) of my articles. The architecture is Neo-Romanian with some Art Deco echoes. This set up is a rare occurrence in the inter-war Romanian urban planning. A few months ago I wrote about another similar urban set up from Campulung-Arges in southern Romania, click here for access. Bellow is an aerial view with the Bucharest city square documented in the video.

Neo-Romanian style houses in Brazil Street square, Bucharest; aerial view.

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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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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.