The Glazed Entrance of a Bucharest Neoclassical House

A well designed neoclassical style with rococo overtones house with an ample glazed entrance area, dating from late 1890s, Calarasilor area, Bucharest. (©Valentin Mandache)

This house was built during the “Little Paris” period of Bucharest’s architectural development that took place in the last decades of c19th until the Great War, when the French styles peculiar to the Second Empire era were adopted in a provincial manner on a large scale in Romania and especially in its capital (for a review of the architectural and real estate history of Bucharest see my article here). I was very impressed by the period glazed entrance presented in this photograph, which is of a considerable size and well preserved. Many Bucharest “Little Paris” era/ style houses are provided with quaint glazed conservatory type entrances, which are unfortunately as a rule in a very deteriorated state of repair (see an example by clicking here). This particular example is in my opinion among the best preserved in the city.


I endeavor through this daily series of images and small 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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