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Darascu-enigarescu Castle In ViforÂta
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  • 11 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Over 50 Years Old
  • QC Approved Listing
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The development of the Viforâta village is closely linked to the construction of the Viforâta Monastery, 5 km North of Târgoviște City. According to official records, Voda Vlad V founded the monastery about 500 years ago (1530), and the process was repeated a century later by Matei Basarab. Over time, the small village established at the foot of the monastery, towards Târgoviște, developed the textile craft tradition, and started attracting a large number of high-profile members of the Romanian cultural scene with its undeniably picturesque qualities. The Dărăscu-Enigărescu Castle was built on top of a hill northwest of Târgoviște, and the access road to the Viforâta monastery was completed on the command of the Dărăscu family in 1910, 20 years after the construction began. With a blurred history, the property would escape nationalization, even though, at some point, it did serve as the headquarters of the local Agricultural Production Cooperative. Afterwards, between 1975 and 1977, it was owned by Octav Enigărescu. A man of vast culture, baritone, radio man, actor, music professor and director of the Bucharest Opera (1969-1971), Octav Enigărescu immediately appreciated the architectural qualities of the small castle. Based on a terraced structure, the construction has two levels, and a high basement that covers the entire footprint of the building. The focus of the residence is indisputably the shape of its central tower, reminiscent of the medieval keep typology, the circular shape of which also influences the structure of the rooms. The building was strengthened by the Enigărescu family, who took care of the maintenance of the castle and reinforced the structure with steel beams in 1988.

179A Mihai Viteazu Street, Viforata, Dîmbovita, Romania
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