Francesc Macià 10

Francesc Macià 10 - A full-floor apartment in the first super-prime fully-serviced development in Spain, located in the heart of Barcelona’s prime residential district.

Francesc Macià 10, Barcelona – 5th floor apartment

The 5th floor of Francesc Macià 10 Barcelona is a full-floor apartment of 600 square metres offered for sale in a ‘shell and core’ condition that allows the buyer to design and build a home perfectly suited to their requirements taking advantage of the abundant space available. This is the last remaining individual-floor apartment for sale in this landmark building.

The eye-shaped form of Francesc Macià 10 around the building’s central service-core was designed to take full advantage of the plot of land whilst giving the building space and perspective within its surroundings, echoing the building’s eye-motif. Floor-to-ceiling windows on the listed façade, coupled with the building’s east-west orientation, ensure the apartment is blessed with bountiful natural light, and some of the best views in Barcelona. Originally designed as an open-plan office block before its conversion to residential use, the oval form of Francesc Macià 10, with its graceful elliptical lines and 360º views of Barcelona, offers an extraordinary space in which to create a home limited only by the buyer’s imagination.

The buyer has a free hand in the interior design and build, but for convenience a selection of design projects have been prepared by internationally-renowned architects to give the buyer a choice of interiors ideally suited to the space and pre-installations available, with leading project managers and builders on hand to execute the build-out with total professionalism.

Francesc Macià 10 – the building

Built in the 1960s, Francesc Macià 10 was originally designed as an office building by Swiss architect Marc J. Saugey – a contemporary of Le Corbusier – which explains the open-plan configuration of the building around the central service-core. That configuration created the perfect structure for the building’s recent conversion to residential and renovation at the very highest level of quality and luxury by visionary Brazilian architect Marcio Kogan. The open-plan of the building gives owners of full-floor apartments in Francesc Macià 10 an extraordinary blank-canvas to interpret the space in their own way.

Given its prominent location, eye-catching façades, and eye-motif expressed in different ways including distinctive canopies representing eyelids adorning its windows, Francesc Macià quickly became one of Barcelona’s landmark buildings. It has become an iconic feature of the city’s landscape, and a listed building that represents part of Barcelona’s architectural heritage.

Building characteristics

Building amenities

  • 10 Storeys, 7 full-floor residences of 600 m2 and one duplex penthouse of 1,200 m2
  • Building total surface: 17,742.5 m2
  • Above ground: 60%
  • Below ground: 40% with 4 basement levels
  • 80% of total building surface given over to residential use, of which 40% is private use and 60% communal areas
  • Communal areas renovated to the very highest possible standards of design and quality
  • 6-car parking spaces per apartment
  • 25 m2 secure storage space with water, electricity and wifi
  • 20-metre indoor pool
  • State of the art Gymnasium
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • 2 private treatment rooms
  • Sauna and steam room
  • Meeting room
  • Wine cellar

Services for owners

  • Multilingual concierge service provided by staff with decades of experience in five-star hotels
  • 24-hour manned security
  • Services ‘on demand’
    • Housekeeping
    • Catering
    • Personal shopping and delivery including groceries
    • Local messenger
    • Laundry and dry-cleaning
    • Personal trainer
    • Massage and spa treatment
    • Car wash
    • Fresh flowers

The benefits of owning a home in Francesc Macià 10, Barcelona

Although benefits are subjective here are some that have been mentioned by current owners:

  • There are few other buildings in the centre of Barcelona, if any, where you will find so much space to design and build your ideal home in the heart of the city’s prime residential district. Spaciousness on this scale is a rare quality in the prime area of most cities, and this is especially true of a densely-built city like Barcelona, where the hills and sea keep the city’s footprint tightly constrained.
  • With a façade made up almost entirely of windows facing east and west – the best orientation for sunshine – the full-floor apartments of Francesc Macià can be designed to take full advantage of the building’s transparency to let in natural light throughout the day, giving the homes a bright and cheerful ambiance.
  • The handsome views of Barcelona from homes in Francesc Macìa 10 are a constant source of pleasure for owners.
  • The building has been insulated from noise to such an extent that it feels like a sanctuary of calm in the middle of a vibrant and bustling city. The soothing tranquillity of the building is a quality that everybody notices.
  • The amenities and services enjoyed by owners of homes in Francesc Macià 10 are better than many five-star hotels, without the excessive community fees found in some other high-end developments. The provision of amenities and services have been intelligently structured to offer the highest level of quality at a cost that makes sense to owners who appreciate the value of money.
  • Owning a home in a landmark building with design cachet and international recognition like Francesc Macià 10 provides owners with architectural equity that helps protect the long-term value of their investment.
  • Francesc Macià 10 is one of the safest addresses in a safe city, and the 24-hour security team on-site ensures an extra layer of security that gives residents additional peace of mind.
  • The location of Francesc Macià 10 means that residents have the very best of Barcelona on their doorstep, whilst transport links to the world outside the city are difficult to beat in Barcelona.
  • Arguably in a class of its own in Barcelona, and best compared to super-prime fully-serviced residential buildings in cities like London, Paris, and New York, Francesc Macìa 10 is an exclusive address and building with a compelling investment case.
  • With just seven other residential properties the community is a small and exclusive club of owners with a common interest in maintaining the building and services at the highest level possible, and little ground for disagreement. Owners comment that it almost feels like they enjoy private use of the community’s lavish facilities.

Location of Francesc Macià 10, Barcelona

As its address suggests, Francesc Macià 10 looks over the eponymous plaza on the intersection between three of Barcelona’s main avenues: Diagonal, Pau Casals, and Josep Tarradellas. This location means excellent access by car and public transport in all directions, and open views down big avenues that open up the city to the eye.

This address lies on the border between the Eixample district with its fin de siècle elegance, and the Sant Gervasi-Galvany district of the uptown Zona Alta, at the heart of Barcelona’s prime residential district near Turó Park. This is the most sought-after residential district of Barcelona, with everything the city has to offer just a short walk or ride away.

Apartment for sale

€ 6,000,000

Location: Barcelona, Barcelona province, Catalonia

Beds: 4 Baths: 4
Built m2: 600

Condition: New Development

Ref: fm10

Tags: Aircon, Cool casa, Lift, Off plan / under construction, Parking, Storeroom, Walking distance amenities

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