The Weekend Australian - - MANSION -

B ARCELONA, S P AI N P RI C E : €3.525 MILLI ON ( $ 5 . 7 3 M)

Po­si­tioned at the top of Casa Bures, one of Barcelona’s best pre­served build­ings in the Cata­lan Modernist style, this twofloor pent­house apart­ment of­fers con­tem­po­rary liv­ing with clas­sic Cat­alo­nian style. Con­structed be­tween 1900 and 1905, the his­toric build­ing’s first owner was one of Spain’s most suc­cess­ful tex­tile mer­chants, Francesc Bures.

De­scrib­ing the ren­o­va­tion process, bro­ker Liza Kjell­berg, of Lu­cas Fox, calls it noth­ing short of “amaz­ing.”

The in­ten­sive ren­o­va­tion of the cen­tury-plus-old build­ing re­quired a 50-per­son team to spend more than 100,000 hours over the past three years.

The painstak­ing process re­quired the team to not only re­move and re­store the orig­i­nal wood beams, but also to ren­o­vate tens of thou­sands of stained glass and mo­saic pieces.

Spread over two floors, the ap­prox­i­mately 230sq m pent­house in­cludes three bed­rooms and three bath­rooms.

The re­cently ren­o­vated build­ing of­fers home­own­ers a wide range of ameni­ties, in­clud­ing a 20m rooftop pool, ac­cess to a spa­cious com­mu­nal area with a large kitchen and din­ing room, their own pri­vate wine cel­lar, a laun­dry room and a 24m in­door pool.

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