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General Dr. Constantin Costea Villa
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  • 16 bedrooms
  • 6 bathrooms
  • Over 50 Years Old
  • 1 Car Garage
  • Central
  • Stall Shower and Tub
  • 1 Fireplace
  • Under 1/2 Acre
  • Central
  • Central A/C - Gas
  • Historic / Antique
  • In-City
  • Finished
  • Stall Shower
  • QC Approved Listing
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Gas
Property description
The history of Bucharest from the first half of the twentieth century is evoked by General Dr. Constantin Costea Villa whose foundations were established in that period in a well-preserved area, namely Cotroceni. This neighbourhood has an echo from a distant past since the place was forested and one of the rulers of Wallachia found refuge in the Cotroceni Forests very often. In order to express his gratitude, he built the Cotroceni Monastery, whose history will remain recorded in the documents of that time. Starting with 1888, some of the most important objectives of the area today were built in Cotroceni. Worth mentioning examples would be the Cotroceni Palace, the Military Academy and the University of Medicine and Pharmacy – considered to be the most beautiful Neo-Baroque palace in Bucharest, founded by military doctor Carol Davila. He arrived in Romania as a guest of the ruler Barbu Ştirbei, and later became one of the most important landholders in the area, including the land on which this villa was built (n. 15.XI.1877, Brăila). General Doctor Constantin Costea was the former head physician of the Mountain Hunters Corps.The modern architecture of the edifices and houses, designed by names such as Louis Blanc, I. Sillion, Petre Boico, Jean Burcus or I. Moscovici, led to the formation of an exclusive neighbourhood within the Cotroceni area. There some of the most important cultural and scientific elites, such as Ion Barbu, Adrian Maniu, Ion Minulescu, Carol Davila, Eugen Lovinescu, sculptor Oscar Han, scientist Emil Racoviță, or composer Vasile Vasilache will reside. The names and numbering of the artery experienced several changes throughout the time, the current Eroii Sanitari Boulevard was called in 1926 the Independence Boulevard. And General Dr. Constantin Costea Villa which can be found today at number 18, was located at number 39 when the doctor purchased the property. Having a Neo-Romanian style architecture, the building is remarkable for its exterior but especially for its interior, where the carved massive wood elements reveal the surfaces of the arcades, doors and of the so-called Brâncoveanu style windows decorated with hand-painted stained-glass.
The preservation of the architecture in Cotroceni and of the entire area from an urban point of view was sustained, thus the villa is surrounded by the reminiscence of history and past. In the vicinity of the boulevard you can visit the University of Medicine and Pharmacy where you can admire the statue of Carol Davila (the work of sculptor Carol Storck), the Sanitary Heroes Park and the monument built in the memory of the fallen heroes, the Cotroceni National Museum or take a walk in the Botanical Garden. Photo: Reptilianul Sources: https://www.historia.ro http://merg.in https://ro.casedeepoca.com http://www.turismistoric.ro http://www.webphoto.ro

69 Eroii Sanitari street, district 5, Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
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