This exquisite one-of-a-kind apartment is located in one of the most iconic and historical buildings to grace the Buenos Aires skyline. Once the largest reinforced concrete structure in the world and the tallest building in South America, the Kavanagh Building was honoured by the American Institute of Architects in 1939 and officially named as an Argentine National Historic Monument in 1999.
A striking mixture of modernist and art-deco architecture, the tower was designed by the architects celebrated for the Empire State Building in New York and occupies an entire street block. Constructed by the snubbed Nuevo-riche Kavanagh family to spite the aristocratic Anchorena family after they forbade the union of their son to a Kavanagh heiress, the building intentionally blocks the Anchorena´s view of their family mausoleum from their palace across Plaza San Martin. Construction was costly but took a record-breaking 14-months, and the 33-floor masterpiece was completed in 1936 with over 100 vast luxury apartments and cutting-edge amenities such as central air-conditioning. Situated in an upscale area amongst many of the city´s finest old buildings, this apartment is ideally located close to main Avenidas Libertador and Santa Fe, the beautiful old train station of Retiro, the shopping area of Florida, and of course the beautiful Plaza San Martin with its gorgeous lawns and regal trees.
This majestic apartment combines the exclusivity of its pioneering architectural success with the elegance and grandeur of a truly elite residence. With 2 large bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3 enormous private terraces with views over the city/plaza and a private elevator, this apartment really is exceptional. Featuring a spacious open-plan layout, classy décor, stunning antiques and comfortable furnishings, this is the dream retreat after a day´s exploring in Buenos Aires.
The sophisticated living area boasts a multitude of stylish armchairs, sofas and coffee tables as well as an open fireplace and lots of natural light. There is a second living room/office area (that can be converted into a third bedroom for extra guests) with flat-screen television, sofa and gorgeous original wooden desk with chairs for those who need to catch up with their emails.
The large sleek kitchen is fully-equipped with an oven, microwave and laundry facilities along with everything else you would find in your home. The fabulous dining room is perfect for an atmospheric candlelit meal and comes complete with bounteous wooden table, seating for 8, large rug, chandelier, polished wooden cabinets and old-world adornments. When you feel like eating out, some of the city´s most famous restaurants are right at your doorstep and offer everything from traditional empanadas and steak to sushi and pasta.
The enormous master bedroom features an elegant 4-poster bed with drapes, mini living area, desk, dressing room with sink and mirror, and an extraordinary view over the monumental clock tower from its private balcony. The second bedroom has a king-size bed and antique furniture along with stylish lighting, extensive bookshelves and storage space. The entire apartment features sumptuous carpets and rugs, tasteful art, sculpture and decoration as well as mood lighting and grand windows looking out over the city. Relax with a glass of wine and watch the sunset over the leafy plaza on one of the 3 spacious private terraces, complete with extensive seating, marble coffee tables and plant life. Opt for this apartment for a first-hand experience of the history books as well as a taste of pure luxury and sophistication.