The splendour of Barcelona’s ‘Quadrat d’Or’
Barcelona is a unique city, full of corners that leave visitors and locals out of breath. A city that invites you to stroll and discover its history through its neighbourhoods, walks and streets, which offers surprising and diverse architectural landscapes, from ‘Ciutat Vella’ to ‘Sarrià-Sant Gervasi’ or from ‘Sants’ to ‘Eixample’.
Between ‘Aribau’ street and ‘Passeig de Sant Joan’ there is one of the symbols of the splendour of 19th century’s Barcelona. This area is known as ‘Quadrat d’Or‘ -The ‘Gold Square’ in English-, and was formed around ‘Passeig de Gràcia’, which was the main artery of the new ‘Eixample’: A neighbourhood that was born after 1854, when the walls that limited and drowned Barcelona were demolished. The ‘Eixample’, designed by the urban planner Ildefons Cerdà, was the neighbourhood where wealthy families moved, which gave rise to the landscape of stylistic refinement that can be seen today walking through its streets.
The ‘Quadrat d’Or’ revives those times when bourgeois families competed to have the most luxurious and extravagant house, which unleashed a struggle between the most prestigious architects such as Antoni Gaudí, Josep Puig i Cadafalch and Lluís Domènech i Muntaner, among many others. Thanks to this competition arose architectural wonders, modernist style and impressive façades decorated with materials such as ceramics, wrought iron and glass. More than spectacular views through its endless stained-glass windows of multiple colours, flowers, and impossible shapes; the windows are designed and inspired by organic forms; and its majestic doors are the entrance to these buildings that are also deeply decorated inside. A true legacy of luxury and modernism.
Taking a walk through this central area of the ‘Eixample’, we find the main architectural and art gems of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, such as: ‘Casa Batlló‘, ‘Casa Amatller’, ‘Casa Lleó i Morera’, `La Pedrera’ or ‘Casa Terrades’, best known as ‘Casa de les Punxes’. Without a doubt, an open-air Art Noveau museum.
This area delimited by ‘Aribau’ street, ‘Passeig de Sant Joan’, the Diagonal avenue and ‘Plaça Catalunya’ is the location of some of the best galleries, foundations, and art museums in the city. Examples include ‘Fundació Alorda Derksen’, ‘Fundació Antoni Tàpies’, ‘Fundació Suñol’, ‘Espai Volart and Espai Volart 2: Fundació Vila Casas’, the Egyptian Museum of Barcelona and the Museum of Modernism of Barcelona, among other places of cultural interest.
We are in the heart of Barcelona, not only because it is one of the most central neighbourhoods, but because much of the leisure and work activity originates in the ‘Eixample’. There are numerous business premises, restaurants and places that are concentrated in this area. It is an ideal place to live; a spectacular neighbourhood due to the design and high standing, also highlighted by its location within the city and its good communication with any area of Barcelona and surrounding municipalities. A charming place to reside and acquire a property. In fact, Atipika stands out for the properties that we commercialize within ‘El Quadrat d’Or’.
Next to ‘Rambla Catalunya’ and ‘Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes’ we find a luxurious home that is available both for rent and for sale. A 112sq m modern design property with high-level finishes, and a spectacular 110sq m terrace with a luxurious pergola of ‘Kettal’ brand. The terrace has different environments, as well as a chill-out area and a dining area, in addition to a large space that can be used as a solarium.
The house has a bright living room with integrated kitchen with contemporary finishes and island, rented or sold fully equipped, including a Sistematic kitchen with Miele and Liebherr appliances.
The property has a lot of natural light, in fact, its two rooms are completely exterior: a master suite with dressing room and bathroom; and the other double bedroom also very spacious. Both bedrooms have direct access to the terrace.
The bathrooms are completely renovated, with high quality finishes and the latest technology, which we also find throughout the flat. An example is the Apple TV in each of the rooms, Sonos audio system incorporated in the ceilings, adjustable intensity lighting, home automation and two separate air conditioning systems for the day and the night area. In addition, this elegant home is rented and sold fully furnished with designer furniture and a Bang Olufsen TV.
This luxurious property is located only two minutes far from the most recognized streets of the city of Barcelona such as ‘Passeig de Gràcia’ and ‘Rambla Catalunya’. Its location blends perfectly its residential functionality with an unbeatable range of commerce, leisure, and culture. The building where the house is located was completely renovated in 2013, preserving the spectacular facade designed by the renowned architect Enric Sagnier.
For more information about this fantastic property, please contact us through our website or by phone (+34) 93 481 50 32. You can find us at our office located in the aforementioned ‘Quadrat d ‘Or’, specifically in Passeig de Gràcia 56 4ºC.