4844 sqft (450 sqm)
Grand Apartment Palacio Chiarino, Montevideo, Uruguay.
A masterpiece of design and quality
Grand Apartment Palacio Chiarino occupies the whole floor of a truly magnificent building; It has dual aspect overlooking the Square of Plaza Cagancha (also called Liberty square) with its famous statue made by the Italian artist Jose Livi and the Avenue of 18 de Julio. It's prime position in the central heart of Montevideo sits among other architecturally significance of the building which has been registered as a historical building by the municipality of Montevideo.
Six years in the making, Palacio Chiarino was completed in 1928. The external facades are no pretentious and yet at the same time bedazzling and resplendent in the sheer number of features, manufactured in metal sculptured moulds from French ground stone composites. Purposeful cylindrical granite columns adorn the wonderful first floor Plaza balcony, topped with Ionic Roman capitals. The balcony balusters are in marble or intrinsically forged cast iron panels, each one different in design at each floor level.
The walls and floor of the entrance at street level are marbled.
A dual gated ornamental iron elevator to the main entrance of the apartment.
A service elevator to the kitchen and the servant wing of the apartment.
A janitor apartment on the lower grande floor
The main section of the apartment consists of:
Reception ( A Venetian balcony with marbled floor, cylindrical granite columns and painted Venetian mosaic tiles )
Morning coffee room (2 balconies)
Tea room (1 balcony)
Office (1 balcony)
master bedroom ( 3 balconies)
Master bathroom with marbled floor and walls (1 balcony)
2 guest bedrooms (one with a balcony on the plaza)
2 guest bathroom
The service section:
Kitchen with Italian tiles from 1920's, original sinks and propane gas stove
4 servant bedrooms
The hardwood main entrance door is crafted with curved features and beveled glass inlay.
The main reception room embodies only the best interior neoclassical features from the combined Marquetry and Parquetry floor inlays of walnut, cedar, oak and other exotic hardwoods. The ceiling is curved and hand painted dressed with gold leaves and arched room openings. The doors and their frames are made from close grained mahogany wood, where French polishing has achieved an unrivaled richness of warmth and color. The curved borrowed lights above each frame feature a central moulded porthole with beveled glass center and side light. Absolutely no expense has been spared in achieving such a well balanced and purposeful room.
The dining room is beautifully decorated with stained glass and a marble fireplace from Florence, Italy.
The walls of the coffee and tea room room are covered with original silk paper of the 20's.
All rooms in the main section have high ceilings (more than 4 meter high).The apartment has been very well maintained as it was conceived in the 1920´s, to its original standing. New hot water thanks in all the bathrooms. New water pipes in kitchen and 3 bathrooms.
The building: The central heating system has been changed to a state of the art electronic gas system. The motors of both lifts have been replaced with new ones. The water tank has been restored. The facades of the building and the roof has just been refurbished.
There is a door man from 8.00 to 19.00. The apartment has 2 underground parking places.
In this neighborhood you find many plazas, museums, antique shops, auction houses, universities, the national Library, the famous Teatro Solis and Teatro Sodre, most government buildings, many embassies such as the French, Canadian, German and American. Within 10 minutes walk is the old city which is the financial and gastronomic center of Montevideo as well as the port area. A 10 minutes walk will take you to the rambla with its wide sidewalk by the River Plata and walking another