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Wonderful Ceilings of Architect Ion Mincu House

February 28, 2020

I revisited yesterday one of my favorite places in Bucharest, the house where the Romanian architect Ion Mincu lived on Arthur Verona Street -just to admire again the amazing ceilings:)

Ion Mincu acquired the house in 1890, and he lived and worked here until his death in 1912. He remodeled and redecorated the interiors and transformed the façade, leaving the imprint of the style he himself created and loved – the Neo-Romanian style.

The most characteristic and conspicuous feature of the house is the decoration of the ceilings in the first room and the dining room, with those saturated dark colors that are a mark of the architect’s distinctive style. It brings to mind the painted ceilings in the hallways of The Central School for Girls (located just a few steps away), a project the architect undertook in the same period.

The house was thoroughly and ingeniously restored by the Union of Romanian Architects, and the main spaces are generously open for public.

(Cris)

 

Contact me to arrange a private guided tour of the most iconic works of architect Ion Mincu in Bucharest, as well as other emblematic Neo-Romanian style buildings.

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