A NEO-BAROQUE MANSION WITH FOUR BEDROOMS IN BUDAPEST
$3.58 MILLION (990 MILLION FORINTS)
This ornate 7,083-square-foot mansion was built in 1932 in a Baroque fashion, and its facade was refurbished to retain that style during a renovation from 2004 to 2008 that added modern comforts like spa facilities and an elevator. The four-bedroom four-bathroom house, which sits on about a third of an acre, has two stories and a full basement with a studio apartment and a 28-by-13-foot heated swimming pool.
The main entrance opens to a foyer with a staircase and an elevator. To the right is a living room with an apse with five sets of French doors and a handcrafted wooden fireplace. Doors and windows were reconstructed to their original 1932 design, and pear-and-walnut parquet floors are found throughout the house. Furniture, including cast-iron chandeliers, is included in the asking price.
The living room opens to a large terrace with a curved stone staircase and a smaller terrace. Flanking the living room are the dining room, which also opens to the large terrace, and the library, which has an inlaid wood ceiling, built-in hand-carved cherry shelves and hand-painted windows. Adjacent to the dining room is the kitchen, which has appliances by Miele and cabinets by Poggenpohl.
The second floor has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. A 270-square-foot master bedroom has a walk-in closet and an en-suite bathroom with cloudy blue Italian marble veneers. A slightly larger bedroom opens to a 226-square-foot terrace and shares a bathroom with the third bedroom. The second-floor staircase landing opens to another terrace, this one almost 600 square feet, that could be converted to additional bedrooms, said Agnes Kacsmarik, an agent with Engel & Völkers Budahill Center, which has the listing.
Besides the swimming pool and studio apartment, the basement also has spa facilities, such as a Finnish sauna, infrared sauna, steam cabin, Jacuzzi and massaging shower. A wine cellar has a capacity of 500 bottles. The house has built-in audio by Bang & Olufsen, automatic shades and central vacuum cleaner throughout. The grounds, which have a drip irrigation system, are landscaped with cedar, chestnut and plane trees among other vegetation, and there is a detached garage for five vehicles.
The house is in Rezmal in Budapest’s Second District, which is notable for its historic mansions, large estates, foreign embassies and schools. A two-minute drive from the house is Szell Kalman square, the heart of the Buda section of the city, where the Mammut Shopping and Entertainment Center and an open-air grocery market can be found, Ms. Kacsmarik said. The international airport is a 30- to 40-minute drive.
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