Budapest’s most beautiful art nouveau villa is for sale, according to index.hu. It is unclear whether the owner would like to make an investment or simply renovated the building out of love.
The villa is situated in East Budapest (Mátyásföld); this area is probably the most astonishing garden suburb in the city and a great amount of similar villas can be found there. This particular building was constructed by József Dozzi, who was a famous salami manufacturer in the 19th century.
This incredible building is an excellent example of the art nouveau style. The sunflower motif can be found everywhere; on the main gate, on the walls, and even on the windows. Its tower has a strangely shaped helmet as well.
The building was renovated by Flóra Csabai who did not only preserve every tiny details (of which the villa has many), but tripled the building’s size thanks to a built-in attic and an underground garage.
The renovation started by obliterating the weed and replacing the rotten fence. An interesting fact is that most of the upper-middle class’ luxury villas had fancy main gates, accompanied by simple lath fences. The sunflower motif was not overlooked during the renovation; sunflower heads can be found on top of the columns.
The building is heavily stuccoed and foliaged, has not one evenly shaped window and even the gutter is hold by a wrought-iron masterpiece. The building can be extreme and excessive for some, but it sure is an excellent example of a great era. The whole building resemblances to the cover of an Ady book.
The villa is incredibly spacious; the 569 m2 means 10 rooms altogether. It is yet to say whether someone will have the money to buy it: it costs a rough 700 million HUF. It’s hard to say if the building is actually worth this kind of money because it’s mostly custom made. The renovation sure has cost this much and the landscaping is yet to be finished.
based on article of index.hu
translated by Adrienn Sain
Photo: Urbanista/index, otthonterkep.hu