BCNP3352 | El Born / Sant Pere / Santa Catarina
Exceptional modern penthouse with very private terraces in a historic building for sale
167 m²Built Surface
Unlike any other apartment in the El Born neighbourhood, this penthouse with high ceilings is located at the top of the historic building which was completely renovated in 2012 and includes an elevator. In the property you will find two private terraces – one of 67m2 which is located on the same level as the open space living room and the other 35m2, sun terrace, is located on the upper level of the property but is still very private and quiet.
The penthouse was renovated and updated a year ago, and offers a master suite with balcony, large dressing room and full bathroom. As well as a double bedroom with balcony and built-in wardrobe, and a third loft bedroom with an additional bed and wardrobe, both sharing a full bathroom. The bright day area is particularly pleasant and consists of a custom made open plan kitchen with a large island and living area with direct access through floor to ceiling sliding doors to a spectacular and private terrace. The terrace is covered by an abundant Mediterranean flora that requires little maintenance and features a hot tub with shower, a barbecue area with dining table for a large group of people and chill out area. From this terrace you can access the guest apartment which has a private entrance from the communal area, with a cosy living room, a bathroom with shower and a double bed on the mezzanine. In addition, there is another roof terrace with a laundry area, perfect for sunbathing or exercising.
The penthouse stands out for its high Volta Catalana ceilings, dark natural wood parquet floors and exposed brick walls in some areas, creating a perfect blend of traditional architectural features and modern design.
The property has all new services: plumbing, gas, electricity, ventilation, ducted air conditioning and heating, alarm system and the custom-made kitchen with an impressive Bulthaup kitchen island.
This home offers dynamic spaces for a variety of uses such as relaxing, dining and even outdoor exercise.
If there is a trendy place for both tourists and locals, it is the dynamic neighborhood of El Born with its particular market, now converted into a museum, after getting some fantastic Roman ruins during its remodeling. It is home to artists, craftsmen and bohemians, with an infinite number of curious and unique stores, which we probably wouldn’t have enough time to get to know all of them in years. Even more famous are its restaurants with so much variety to discover a new one every day. The Santa Caterina market with its ceiling inspired by the dragon skin of Sant Jordi is in itself a work of art to be admired. The Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar, the Palau de la Música, and the green lung of La Ciutadella are some of the important landmarks of this neighborhood. It is a neighborhood to live in and to know.
Its buildings continue the irregular pattern of the Gothic Quarter, and its streets, although at times more uncluttered, are also narrow. In the basement of the buildings you can find bars of author, art galleries, workshops of craftsmen and stop counting.
Sant Pere , Santa Catarina and the Born are interesting neighborhoods for you if you like the bohemian lifestyle, living with multiple artisans, the tapas and good food, living in a neighborhood that surprises you with new stores and corners to discover every time, and an excellent location to invest in a pied-à-terre.