In a quiet street close to Las Ramblas and the sea, with views of the Wax Museum, we find this bright flat to be refurbished in a building constructed in 1870. This is one of the most charming areas of Barcelona, characterised by its peculiar narrow streets, which date back to the Roman and Medieval periods of the city, in contrast with a large number of genuine shops, local businesses and fashionable restaurants. It also has good public transport connections such as the metro L3 (Drassanes) and several bus lines.
Currently, this property has 162 sqm built surface according to the Land Registry. It’s a real third floor with south orientation distributed in a hall area, living-dining room with fireplace, independent kitchen with pantry, an interior patio, 4 double bedrooms with balcony (one of them with a dressing room), a bathroom, a toilet and a room without natural light. It also includes a 35 sqm storage room with a lot of possibilities, located on the roof of the building.
The property keeps many original elements typical of Catalan architecture that can be preserved in the renovation, for example: beautiful hydraulic floors, high ceilings with mouldings, mezzanines and large wooden doors.
Although the building does not currently have a lift, the budget and project for its installation has already been approved by the residents’ community.
Regarding the refurbishment of this flat, it would be possible to split it into 2 independent apartments of 80 sqm usable area on one side and 68 sqm usable area inside on the other. To this end, it’s proposed to build two exterior windows on both sides of the fireplace in the living room (as can be seen in the picture, marked in red), in order to obtain plenty of natural light and turn the flat into an exterior space by building two French-style balconies made of old forged iron.