Live the exceptionnal: a unique product in utmost downtown Pest - a FRENCH HOME DESIGNER'S own CONTEMPORARY APARTMENT IN A HISTORICALLY PROTECTED XIXth CENTURY BUILDING ten feet away from OKTOGON, the most beautiful place in Budapest and ANDRASSY, the Hungarian 'Champs-Elysées'. In a 1 minute walking vicinity: the lively open green terrasses restaurants of Litsz Ferenc Ter, Broadway's theatres, gastronomic hightlights and the splendor of the Opera!
By contrast, next street, farmers bring their own seasonal fruits and vegetables to the peasant daily market (don’t expect calibered): it’s just locals and peaceful, “village” atmosphere.
THE LOCATION IS FANTASTIC, as exclusive as practical. As is your apartment… You'll never find an easiest access to transport. The paradox being that you might never need it: You’re at the original core of Pest Golden triangle.
24 hours' groceries, pharmacy, supermarkets, banks, exchange offices, beauty shops and the tourism agency are almost downstairs.
Transports are at your door (tram 4 and 6, metro 3). The Szechenyi baths, the Heroes’ park and the city forest are on direct access with metro 3 at the end of Andrassy – five minutes on the other way bring you to the Danubius.
Go to the Jewish quarter behind Kiraly with its kitsch shops, ruin bars, local Hungarian and Kosher restaurants; admire old Europa’s biggest synagogue and Basilika's architecture. From Oktogon, Vaci (Fashion street) and the Danubius are straight away. Follow the luxurious shops and impressive XIXth century buildings of Andrassy, cross Deak ter (the 3 metros hub) and touch an empire lifestyle with the Gerbaut pastries. The illuminated bridges and Budapest’s finest monuments shine on the river and along Andrassy. You'll get lost in the beauty of the night.
Imagine that the patrician house that hosts you was originally created for two families only (one dealing with oriental furs and carpets, the other with famous gourmet catering and restaurant). In 1870, when count Andrassy decided to promote a sublime avenue, with Oktogon place and the perpendicular korut, Pest was glittering, attracting minds and money from all Europa.
The avenue itself (Terez) was stated the second greatest ancestral avenue of Budapest and declared a national patrimony as such, while Andrassy, the first, is a UNESCO world treasure. Both meet at Oktogon, ten seconds from your doors.
Unlock them… the real local life of Pest former elite inhabitants breathes here. Separated from the korut by thick walls and monumental gates, a hidden, secluded inner patio awaits you. Everything is as it was in 1880: iron balconies, airy arcades, sandstone stairs – except for the lift, a later fitting that will add to your comfort. The apartment is officially at second floor on a house of 3 (due to the atypical commercial architecture of the koruts, it's closer to a 4rth floor). You can see the stars from the patio at night and the lights of the courtyard give the house a unique romantic touch. Take a glass of Hungarian champagne or revel in a sunny breakfast in your own little private place facing the patio…
Your apartment doesn’t look on the korut but on an Art deco building in a small one-way street (Aradi). Totally renovated in 2013 by the owner – a French home designer / decorator who worked a lot in Asia – the 70 m² layout was rethought in a spirit of zen, design, natural luxury comfort while keeping the best features of the original soul: cathedral ceilings (4m10), century-old window and parkets; even a 1920 lamp, dating from the time when the apartment was turned into an office, remains. The glass mezzanine, conceived as an open bedroom with a king bed (180 cm), goes into an en-suite bathroom & a separate WC. The glass panel in-between is a see-throught for the stone fontain basin. From the mezzanine, you have a panoramic view on the 30m² living room. Hidden below lays the very comfortable Danish Innovation 140 cm sofa bed. This main level includes an Italian built-in kitchen, a second bathroom and another separate WC. 2 futon beds for 1 person are provided upon request so the apartment can accommodate up to 6 persons.
Still a couple in love with space & design or liking the idea of 2 bathrooms would greatly enjoy the place, its exclusive atmosphere and top-notch amenities (Kaldewei ceramic baths, Bosch & Gorenje kitchen appliances, Italian sanitaries and tiles). Part of the decoration comes from artists friends of the owner; a few Asian and Hungarian antiques put their own touch to the mix. Add the purity of Kwok Hoï Chan Zen chair and you'll just feel relaxed and zen yourself.
To further ensure your well-being, the apartment is non-smoking.
At your disposal: glassware, cookware, cutlery, napkins, toaster, juicer, coffee maker, electric kettle; fridge, oven, microwaves grill, induction cooking panel, extractor, dishwasher, washing & drying machine, fan tower, hair-dryer, iron, iron board, aspirator, a 1 m wide Philips TV with international channels incl. HBO, free and fast WIFI, city maps, towels, pillows, bed linens, spa amenities, an umbrella and a safe for your convenience.
Enjoy this mix of history in luxury in the booming core of Budapest, the “Paris” of the East.
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