Regent Gheorghe Buzdugan's Villa In Cotroceni

$2,104,447
12
Bedrooms
8
Bathrooms
642
ft2

Description

At an only few minutes’ walk from
Opera Square, on a quiet street in the old Cotroceni neighbourhood, there is
this cozy villa, reminiscing of an idyllic Bucharest.

The villa benefits from a land of
468 sqm and a usable area of 642 sqm, arranged in B+GF+1F+A. The large surfaces
and the layout of the rooms ensure enough space for a large family. The
building has 12 room

At an only few minutes’ walk from
Opera Square, on a quiet street in the old Cotroceni neighbourhood, there is
this cozy villa, reminiscing of an idyllic Bucharest.

The villa benefits from a land of
468 sqm and a usable area of 642 sqm, arranged in B+GF+1F+A. The large surfaces
and the layout of the rooms ensure enough space for a large family. The
building has 12 rooms and 8 bathrooms, of which two living rooms of 87 and 45
sqm (one on the ground floor and one on the attic), gym, sauna and cellar in
the basement, two offices and five bedrooms.

The villa was built in 2006,
replacing the house of Regent Gheorghe Buzdugan, and reproduces the facade of
the original construction. Unfortunately, this could not be saved, since it was
in an advanced stage of degradation when purchased by the current owners. The
original house appears in a few frames of a film with actor Grigore Vasiliu
Birlic, where one may see the initial facade.

Gheorghe Buzdugan (1867,
Focșani-1929, Bucharest) was a Romanian politician and magistrate, honorary
member of the Romanian Academy since May 28, 1929. He contributed in retaining
the monarchic institution of Romania during the dynastic crisis, as High
Regent.

In 1924, he was elected president
of the High Court of Cassation and Justice, and from the beginning of 1926 he
was part of the Regency which took over the prerogatives of the head of state
if His Majesty Ferdinand I would pass away, before Prince Michael I, officially
appointed as successor to the Throne of Romania, come of age. The High Regents
entered in office on July 20, 1927, immediately after the King's death.
Gheorghe Buzdugan passed away on October 7, 1929, at the age of 62, when he was
still a member of the Regency.

One of the most exclusive
neighbourhoods of Bucharest, Cotroceni is one of the few that remained intact,
despite the communist systematization of the Capital. In the 17th century, the
area was the estate of ruler Șerban Cantacuzino. In the 19th century, along
with the modernization of Dâmboviţa river and the elevation of Cotroceni Palace
(following the plans of architect Paul Gottereau), the area was transformed.
The development continued with the construction of important objectives such as
the Palace of the Faculty of Medicine (1902) or the Military Academy (1937),
which brought as tenants of the district renowned intellectuals, most of them
teachers, doctors and artists: Carol Davila, Emil Racoviță, Eugen Lovinescu,
Ion Barbu, Ion Minulescu, Oscar Han, Șerban Cioculescu or Vladimir Streinu.

The villa is in close proximity
to the objectives of the area: the churches of Saint Old Elefterie (18th
century) and Saint New Elefterie (1930s), the National Opera, Eroilor Park.

Sources:

Stelian Neagoe „Oameni politici
români”, Editura Machiavelli, Bucureşti, 2007

turismistoric.ro

muzeulcotroceni.ro

Photo: Andrei Mărgulescu

 

 



 

Amenities

Indoor

Fitness Center / Gym
Sauna

Building Info

Year build
1920
Property type
House

Location

3 Dr. Koch Street, Bucharest, Bucharest, B, Sector 5, Municipiul București, Romania

Contact Agent

Constantin Prisecaru
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Address
Cesianu-Racovita Palace Strada C. A. Rosetti 5, Bucharest, Romania
Listing Reference
SJL32B

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