A Refurbished Flat With Catalan-Vaulted Ceilings Lists for €760K in Barcelona

The 1,399-square-foot apartment maintains original details dating back to 1900, including shallow-arched, brick barrel vaults with wood beams and colorful mosaic floors.
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Located in the heart of Barcelona’s Dreta de l'Eixample neighborhood known for its architectural landmarks like Antoni Gaudí’s La Sagrada Família and Casa Batlló is a three-bedroom apartment housed in an art nouveau building near the city’s lively Passeig de Sant Joan promenade.

The art nouveau apartment building in Barcelona’s Dreta de l'Eixample neighborhood welcomes guests with a grandiose entry hallway complete with ornate ceilings and marble floors.  

Originally built in 1900, the 1,399-square-foot apartment recently underwent a careful restoration that maintained original design elements, including the shallow-arched, Catalan-vaulted ceilings and colorful tile floors that stretch across the main gathering spaces. 

As part of the renovation, the current owners restored the original Catalan vaults, which are comprised of bricks that rest over parallel wooden beams to form a rippling, arch-like shape. 

Upon arrival, an entry hallway leads to the living/dining area, which also integrates an open kitchen. The communal area provides access to a private balcony that overlooks a courtyard. 

In the fully remodeled kitchen, dark-green cabinets provide ample storage.

Antique bar stools enhance the unit’s historic flair.

In total, the flat features three bedrooms and two full baths—all of which are tucked away on the opposite end of the floor plan to ensure ample privacy for residents. The primary suite also opens to its own small balcony. Scroll ahead to see more of the restored Barcelona apartment, which is currently listed for €760,000.

Tall doors with glazed openings connect the interior to a small terrace with original wrought-iron railings.

Original tile flooring continues throughout the home, including into the three bedrooms.

The primary suite features tall ceilings with ornate crown molding.

Both bathrooms were also completely remodeled and now feature all-new fixtures and tilework.

The corner bedroom currently doubles as a home office.

 Though smaller in size, the second bathroom comes with a large rainfall showerhead.

The art nouveau apartment building is surrounded by a number of architectural landmarks and UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Barcelona, including Casa Milà (also known as La Pedrera) and La Sagrada Família by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí.

The recently refurbished 1900 apartment in Barcelona, Spain, is currently listed for € 760,000 ($867,562 USD) by Christoph Toelle of Barcelona & Costa Brava Sotheby’s International Realty.

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