Barcelona Gracia Vila de Gracia renovated flat with balcony and lots of character
Charming apartment in the excellent area of Gracia, only 4 minute walk from the underground stop of Joanic, at the border between Gracia Grassot and Vila de Gracia.
The apartment is in Calle Secretari Coloma, a quiet street with very little traffic, just off Travesera de Gracia.
Vila de Gracia can become very crowded and noisy, especially during the peak season or the weekends, so living in a quiet street at short distance from the best parts of the area is a great plus.
The flat has just been completely refurbished to high quality and with a lot of attention to all details. The design has been studied to the smallest items such as sinks, lamps, and switches.
The original character of the 1934 building has been recovered: the typical Catalan vaulted ceilings, the brick walls, and the windows and the doors, fully restored. All this gives the flat the feeling of an industrial loft mixed with the typical Barcelona feeling unique to the best preserved apartments in the city.
Everything in the property is brand new, including the electric system, the pipes, bathroom, kitchen, parquet floors, etc.
The apartment is on the Principal floor, which is the first floor (called principal because it was the most important and beautiful flat of the building, where rich people used to live in the past), easily accessible via a short flight of stairs. There is not lift, but it is possible to install it.
The total surface of 63 m2 is well distributed into the day and the night area. The day area includes an open space lounge with American kitchen, equipped with induction plate, oven, and dishwasher.
The kitchen has a bar where it is possible to entertain guests who can seat and enjoy a meal or a drink by the balcony.
Two windows give access to a nice, long balcony to the street.
The night area includes two double bedrooms (one smaller), a spacious bathroom with hydromassage shower, and a storage room where the new boiler is located and where there is the connection for the washing machine.
If you would like to add either air conditioning or electric radiators, the electrical installation is already made for both. This will leave the buyer free to chose how to equip the flat while being reassured that the cables are already in the walls, so all is left to do is to buy the devices without ending up with external visible cables or having to pierce the walls.
The same company in charge of the renovation can take care of any further personalisation or adjustment for you.
The area is excellent and offers all types of services (gyms, pharmacies, medical centres, etc.), plenty of shops of all kinds, and excellent transport links with the underground L4 (that goes to both the sea and Paseo de Gracia/Paza Catalunya) and several buses.
Vila de Gracia is one of the most charming areas of Barcelona, with beautiful squares with outdoor terraces, vintage shops, and excellent restaurants.
The famous Calle Verdi, centre of the social life of Vila de Gracia, is around 10 minute walk from the flat.
Opportunity as a high quality residence for personal use or an excellent buy-to-let investment in an area that keeps gaining value.
GRACIA: ONE OF THE OLDEST AND MOST CHARMING AREAS OF BARCELONA
The district of Gracia is located above the Eixample and it is one of the most vibrant and charming areas of the city.
The two lowest parts, Vila de Gracia and Gracia Nova, are property-wise the most interesting ones because they are central, well connected, and they are the most charming of the whole district. Vila de Gracia, in particular, is similar to the Borne, a maze of narrow streets with beautiful old buildings and nice squares with outdoor terraces.
Unlike several other areas of Barcelona, Gracia features very few landmarks. This prevents the area from being a major tourist destination and leaves its streets and squares almost entirely at disposal of the local residents.
However, Gracia has a vibrant nightlife thanks to its many cafes, restaurants, and bars. The social life is especially concentrated in Vila de Gracia. Calle Verdi is the centre of this. It is a famous pedestrian street full of restaurants and cafes with outdoor terraces, shops, and a famous cinema that shows films in original version with Spanish subtitles.
There are two exceptions to the lack of landmarks in Gracia. One is Casa Vicens, one of the first buildings designed by Gaudi and built using a variety of materials and vibrant colours.
The other, of course, is the world famous Parc Guell, one of the most magnificent places to visit in Barcelona and a UNESCO Heritage Site.
The area of Gracia hosts a very famous festival that takes place every month of August, called “Fiesta major de Gracia“. The residents of the different streets compete in decorating their street according to specific theme styles. Some streets look actually very cool, going from nature themes, to animals, space creatures, etc. The festival lasts for 8 days and it is extremely popular.
Gracia has become a very trendy area in Barcelona, home of many foreigners and many artists.