Historic apartment maintaining many original features and the original distribution, with views of the statue above the Sacred Heart Basilica. In the Los Almacenes Simeón building, one of the signature constructions from when the city was reconfigured at the end of the XIX century. It lies in the heart of Gijon, a short walk from the beach, in the centre of the creative district around Calle Merced, with independent bookshops, bars and restaurants, as well as many designer shops. Double aspect apartment on the principal corner under the cupola and facing both east and south for light and sun all day. There are four bedrooms including one with adjoining dressing room, two bathrooms and two living rooms, as well as additional service rooms.
The apartment requires renovation, and has over 200 sqm (2,150 sq ft) usable area and 12 rooms in total, with 3.5m high ceilings and 7 balconies including one double and one triple, some glazed as winter gardens. The seven principal rooms facing out, all connect between each other directly, as well as from the adjoining corridor. The other rooms face an internal lightwell so all rooms have natural light. Because it has had so few owners, many original features, details and materials remain, including solid chestnut floors and doors, and two working fireplaces with the original fires and a third chimney in the kitchen. The building has a lift. Heating is gas with radiators. Separate storage for bicycles, etc.
Gijon is a vibrant historic town with a small port for both fishing and recreation boats, and San Lorenzo beach which is over one kilometre long. Gijon has plenty of culture too, with the Jovellanos cultural centre and theatre, independent galleries and bookshops, and La Laboral, centre of culture, with concerts, theatre and art gallery too.
Fully renovated, this apartment would be a stupendous space and relatively rare as very few apartments have survived substantially in-tact in these historic buildings.
- high ceilings
- town centre