Beneath the ceilings of this near century-old home and on the floor painted tile by tile in the best artisanal Levantine style, the home of the Marchioness of La Hermida has a noble and stately past that is evident on entering the impressive vestibule of the building that houses it.
Built in the heart of Belle Epoque by the most prestigious architect and designer of the time, Vidal was commissioned to design a residential complex facing the lively and colourful “façade of flowers” next to his most representative work El Mercado Central (The Central Market), a precious gem of a city.
The entire building is part of the catalogue of the Architectural Cultural Heritage of Alicante for having not only artistic and architectural value by itself, but also composes a beautiful urban picture that defines the atmosphere of this traditional neighborhood.
A house with soul enamouring everyone who visits as soon as you enter through the elegant staircase whose value is to be kept intact for decades with all original items already restored. The interior woodwork detail stands out, doors, windows, lamps, the artisanal detail in the handmade forged iron handrail…with no modern items that can distract from the era in which it was designed.
The home is located in the most noble part of the building on the corner, with balconies facing two streets. This property is one of the few remaining in the building that is totally original, since sadly the back half of the building was demolished to build small functional apartments with low ceilings, maintaining only the original façade.
Thanks to the robustness of its interior and exterior walls this unique building stays alive in the collective memory of Alicante as “Savior” of many lives, since their basements were used as an air-raid shelter by citizens during the Spanish Civil.
Located in the beating heart of city in the famous “Plaza de las Flores” of the central market. Very well connected by public transport, everything is walking distance: the tram and train stations two minutes. Postiguet Beach, the esplanade, International Marina and promenade are just 10 minutes on foot, the old town less than a five minutes walk. The airport is 20 minutes away. Shops, restaurants, bars are all around, this the location lacks nothing!
This vintage apartment features 144m2 in 4 large exterior rooms with balconies and beautiful views, 2 bathrooms, large living room in esquina with double balcony facing the market, kitchen, entrance hall, and two small storage rooms.
All rooms of the house are exterior so it is sunny, bright and cheerful. Ceilings reach 4.50 meters high and the original floors are in acceptable condition. The home has always belonged to the same family being passed down the generations, so the house has been well looked after to preserve the original aesthetic elements.