Calle Marlet 1 Apartments, Gothic Quarter, Barcelona
Price (from): €630,000 | Types: Apartments
A historic, residential building in Barcelona’s Barrio Gótico (El Gòtic) that has just been restored and refurbished into apartments the likes of which you won’t find anywhere else in the area.
This fully renovated building, which dates back to the beginning of the 19th Century, has two 2-bedroom lofts on the ground floor, six 2-bedroom apartments on the first three floors, and two impressive 2-bedroom penthouses on the top floor.
The penthouses each have an big roof terrace with great views over the surrounding Gothic Quarter of Barcelona’s beautiful ‘Ciutat Vella’ Old Town. The other flats share a communal roof terrace.
The refurbished apartments have been tastefully designed by the renowned architectural firm Lagula Arquitectes, combining new technology and the latest high-end fittings with original early 19th Century features. The result is an attractive blend of historic and modern, including high ceilings, oak parquet flooring, intelligent lighting, exposed brick walls and beams painted white, and high-quality joinery.
Measuring from 115m2 to 126m2, the spacious apartments are open plan with high ceilings and large French windows through which natural light floods in unimpeded by neighbouring buildings – a rarity in Barcelona’s Old Town. All the floor-to-ceiling french windows also have small balconies overlooking the surrounding streets.
The high-quality Kährs natural-oak parquet flooring give the apartments an elegant grounding, whilst the white floors and ceilings help increase the sense of space and light.
Santos kitchens come fully equipped with Neff appliances (oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge-freezer, dishwasher) and Carrara white marble countertops and splashbacks, whilst the bathrooms are fitted with Duravit and Roca sanitaryware.
- High-end refurbished apartments bringing together history and contemporary style in a trendy district
- Kährs natural oak parquet flooring
- High ceilings with preserved decorative mouldings
- Exposed brick walls and beams, painted white
- Energy efficient installations including aerothermal heating and air conditioning systems
Marlet 1 is on a quiet street in the heart of Barcelona’s historic Barrio Gótico, next to the city’s Ancient Synagogue, just around the corner from the Palau de la Generalitat (office and residence of the President of Catalonia), City Hall, and Barcelona’s Gothic Cathedral. 5 minutes' walk to El Born, 10 minutes to Passeig de Gràcia, and 15 minutes to the beach. Marlet 1 is close everything you could wish for in Barcelona.
Developments like this don’t come along every day. Everything about Marlet 1 is interesting. It’s a handsome building with an amazing interior full of period features that have been stylishly combined with a contemporary design. The design is tasteful, the quality is top-end, and the lighting is cleverly done, helped along by natural light streaming in through big windows into spacious, open-concept rooms with high ceilings (because surrounding buildings do not block the light, which is unusual for this area). The building has a fascinating history bound up with the ancient Synagogue next door, and Roman ruins in the basement. It’s location at the heart of historic Barcelona and close to the seat of local power makes it highly sought after, but though the tourist crowds throng the streets nearby, Marlet itself is an oasis of tranquility. This is hipster Barcelona, with a trendy young vibe and energy on display in the cool places opening up all around, alongside shops and curiosities that have been there for ever. The Gothic Quarter may not be for everyone, but those who love it really love it, and won't want anything else. If that sounds like you, then Marlet 1 ticks all the boxes for style and quality in the Gothic Quarter, and should make for a good investment.
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About the Vendor
Marlet 1 is developed by ARC Properties, a new generation developer in Barcelona with an international management team that understands the value of heritage and the importance of quality. With iconic projects in strategic locations in the city, ARC are breaking the mould of development in Barcelona by offering a new standard of homes that appeal to international buyers and discerning locals alike. Barcelona-based Lucas Fox, a leading international estate agent with a similar ethos towards customer service, is handling sales enquiries on behalf of ARC Properties.
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