This charming little house in central Montevideo, near Parque Rodó, was built in 1925 in the style of the era and fully renovated a few years ago. The kitchen and bathrooms have been modernized, and the plumbing and wiring are new. The beautiful original doors, windows, some of leaded glass, parquet floors and other wooden features, as well as the elaborate stucco moldings on the high ceilings, have been maintained and restored where necessary, thus preserving the original character of the house.
The house is entered through a classic entryway with a wide, historic staircase. On the ground floor you will find a kitchen with eating area, a bedroom and a small bathroom. Upstairs are the living room, another two bedrooms and another bathroom. Split air conditioners in all the rooms keep room temperatures pleasant all year round.
The garage offers enough room for a small car as well as plenty of storage space thanks to the overhead storage loft built there. A small front court, separated from the street by a modern metal and wood fence that protects the property from outside view, can be used for additional parking space, or could also be developed into a small front yard.
In addition to the excellent condition of the house and the beautiful facade, special mention should be given to its central location in the city, which offers a wide array of recreational opportunities. The neighborhood of Parque Rodó, named for the beautiful nearby public park, is located on the south side of Montevideo, on the banks of the Río de la Plata, between the historic city center (Cuidad Vieja) and the residential neighborhoods of Punta Carretas and Pocitos. The “Rambla”, a 12-miles-long waterfront promenade with parks, restaurants, beaches and sports facilities, is just a five-minute walk from the house. The downtown core of Montevideo, with its rich, vibrant cultural life, can also be easily reached on foot. This central location means the house would not only make an attractive home for owners who appreciate the benefits of city life, but also an ideal rental property, especially due to the fact that several campuses of the country’s largest university, the Universidad de la República, are within close walking distance.
There is a building permit for a third floor. It would also be possible to create a rooftop terrace, which could be reached by a spiral staircase. If an additional kitchen was installed on the second floor, the ground floor with its kitchen, bedroom and bathroom could be rented out separately.
Rooms: Living room, kitchen with eating area, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms