Dacia Boulevard was the last boulevard designed before the First World War, during the mayor Vintilă Brătianu. The new boulevard, as it was originally called, was designed to create an important connection between Gara de Nord and Gara Obor. Being a designed boulevard, it had to make its way through the old districts of Bucharest, around the current Spanish Market Square, to the confluence with Mihai Eminescu Street and Calea Moșilor. Mihai Eminescu Street, called Romană Street until 1948, is a historic street in Bucharest that connected the Herăstrăului Street, the current Calea Dorobanţilor, with the Târgului de Afară Bridge, today Calea Moșilor.
A short distance from the confluence of Dacia Boulevard with Mihai Eminescu Street, in the former Silvestru slum, this historic four-level villa with rooms over 3.5 m high, arranged on Bs + Gf + 1F + A, was founded at the beginning of the 20th century, made in a neoclassical style, typical of the beginning of the century, at the command of General Coandă, former prime minister in the interwar period. The house integrates very well in the architectural style of the area, next to the twin house in the immediate vicinity. Being built on the corner, it has the advantage of a panoramic opening to two streets.
The building escaped nationalization, remaining in the family by succession, this advantage helping it to keep all the original architectural details.
Then, in 2010, it underwent an extensive consolidation and restoration action, on which occasion it benefited from increased attention to the strengthening of the foundation, but also to a series of very practical finishes and equipment with quality materials.
In addition to the impeccable restoration of parquet, solid wood joinery, wooden doors with glass windows, it now also benefits from a central heating system with gas boiler and fan coils in each room, chiller unit for air conditioning and fan coils in each room, chandeliers and vintage lighting lamps, time-specific switches for lighting fixtures.
In addition, at the time of the renovation, investment was made in the construction of a tower in the attic, which became an important attraction of the house. He also received a glass art staircase with wrought iron floral elements, which provides access to the upper levels, designed and executed by the famous plastic designer Cornelia Moldoveanu.
The exterior, thermally rehabilitated by complete cladding with Austro-therm rigid terrestrial system, is symmetrically decorated with friezes and laurel window frames without an exaggerated load. The predominant floral tones continue in the interior starting with the double entrance door, restored, glazed with flowers, with the marble floor decorated with floral elements framed by the line of life, above which is a skylight with floral stained glass and a Viennese ceramic stove white located in the living room.
This house welcomes you inside with an enviable positive energy, offering the pleasure of going through a setting designed to fascinate you from the first step. It may have multiple destinations in the future, such as residence, company headquarters, notary or law firm.
Photo: Gabriel Ghizdavu