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Constantin BrÂncu?i House-museum, Near Hobi?a
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  • 10 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Over 50 Years Old
  • QC Approved Listing
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Peștișani, a village located 3 km away from Hobița, is one of the places Constantin Brancuși visited every time he returned home. Not only for its picturesque surroundings and for his friend Mihail Tabacu, but also because his blood relatives, his brothers from his father’s first marriage, were in Peștișani. From his biography, we learn that, in 1922, the sculptor brought Eileen Lane here, a woman who marked his existence and work. His fascination for this 20 year-old American artist who came to Europe to heal her wounds after a failed engagement, led to the creation of “Portrait of Eileen Lane”(1922), which is part of Botarro’s Collection. During the time spent in Peștișani, in 1922, it seems that, at some point, the couple entered the house, which has since become the Brâncuşi Museum in Peștișani. The building became the property of the Brâncuși family when Jean Brâncuşi, the artist’s grandson, married the granddaughter of Ion Fuiorea, a friend of Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej. This friendship partially saved the house from nationalization because, until 1995, it was the headquarters of the Peștișani City Hall, although the Brâncuşi family remained the official owners. At present, in addition to being a museum, the house is also the headquarters of the Casa Brâncuşi – Hobita Foundation, which promotes the artist’s work, as well as tourism in the region where Brâncuşi spent his childhood. Future owners can preserve the building’s current function of memorial house and private museum, but can also turn it into a cultural center, hostel for cultural tourism or even into a private residence. Photo: Cristina Budușan

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