Nestled in the sanctuary of Historic Pasaje Santamarina in San Telmo, this 2,500 sq. ft. apartment has exquisite artwork and antique furnishings. Indulge yourself in turn of the century affluence while enjoying all the necessary modern conveniences and luxuries.
Relax in the enclosed glass conservatory ceiling patio surrounded by abundant plants and listen to the trickle of the antique fountain and song birds in the tree above it. The patio is the heart of the home, which you pass through, to get to one room from the other, in a classic european layout.
The formal dining room, with it's towering ceilings and 10' mirror can also be set up as a dance parlor.
Each bedroom has it's own private full bath, separate seating area and desk. There is a guest bath off the main hallway. Sleep soundly in the antique double beds with pillow-top mattresses and fine imported linens. The master bedroom has an antique stove with mantel and it's own dressing room.
The fully equipped island kitchen is a cook's dream and a great socializing area.
While enjoying this historical apartment, you can enjoy all the modern conveniences and keep in touch back home. The apartment is fitted with strong, fast WiFi, a two-line phone system, local and Vonage international line. There is a flat screen LED tv in the living room, dvd player and HD cable with premium channels. There is also access to U.S. cable tv, through Slingplayer. There is a second tv in the upstairs bedroom. The dining room has a Bose speaker that you can connect to directly or wirelessly through iTunes. There is a local cell phone available for your use.
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Keywords: Turn of the Century, Historic Landmark Building, Classic European Styling, Antique Furnishings, Towering Ceilings, Enclosed Patio, Conservatory, En Suite Bedrooms, Island Kitchen, Formal Dining Room, Dance Floor, Pasaje Santamarina, Gated Community.
We are avid tango dancers. We teach, organize events and import tango shoes into the U.S. Kathleen was a real estate broker in Chicago and also a general contractor, specializing in turn of the century homes. We fell in love with the pasaje and couldn't believe our luck when this unit became available. We did a historic renovation, scouring the demolition yards, auction houses and flea markets for missing details, while also updating electrical, etc., and installing the modern conveniences we expect.
We currently reside in Clearwater, Florida.
We searched the many areas of Buenos Aires and decided on San Telmo, for it's rich architecture and vibrant, bohemian atmosphere. The pasaje was like no other we found. It is a peaceful respite in the middle of a bustling city. Just a three to four block walk to the beginning of the Sunday San Telmo Antique Fair, and fabulous restaurants in all directions. Two different subways within 3 blocks and buses to all corners of the city. Taxis at all hours.
Just arriving at the towering gates of the Pasaje brings you back to another time. Trees arching over the inside walkways, abundant plants and classic historic detailing. Our conservatory ceiling patio with fountain allows some of the pasaje into the heart of the home, which you pass through to get from one room to the other, in classic european style. You can stroll through the pasaje to exit either on Mexico or Chacabuco. Most times, there is a song bird to serenade you.