Magnificent Colonial Mansion with panoramic views in Santa Teresa / Rio de Janeiro for Sale
This colonial property reigns above the center of Santa Teresa, the most original and charming neighborhood of Rio.
Located on the most beautiful and famous street, Rua Aprazivel, breathtaking views over the Guanabara bay and only 10 minutes away from Santos Dumont Airport and Downtown Rio.
The historical neighborhood is known as the Montmartre of Rio de Janeiro.
An XVIII century colonial masterpiece restored in 2008 into the most lavish event locations in Rio and is regularly sought after for hosting private events with up to 800 guests from the city’s most demanding clients and the worlds most renowned companies.
With its spectacular view of the city and topography, the mansion and fortress was originally a marine hospital for the admirals as well as the most strategic point to control invasions in the bay.
During the establishment of the Portuguese Colony under the second kingdom of D. Pedro II, the Emperor donated the vast property to the Religious Order of the Carmelitas, already present in Santa Teresa in the Convent of Santa Teresa.
In 1925, the property was sold to the family La Saigne, founders of Mesbla, a legendary national chain of department stores across Brazil. The new owners made several adaptations to the structure, added new buildings and ornamented the facades and roof of the mansion with the finest antique tiles and ceramics from France and Portugal.
Total land area 5.000 m2
Indoor built area 1.200 m2 on 3 floors
Multiple landscaped gardens 2.400 m2
Forest area 1.500 m2
Pre-authorized building areas 900 m2 (up to 2 floors) for a total of approximately 1.800 m2
Built in 1938
Main Hall 180 m2 with a ceiling height of 4 meters
7 bedrooms with approximately 22 m2 each
All on the first floor, adjacent to the Main Hall.
Bay view balcony, marble floor and columns 27,3 m2
City view balcony with arches 41,2 m2
Outdoor patio with panoramic bay and city views 210 m2
Kitchen 60 m2
Pool area with garden, barbecue and covered area 400 m2
Auditorium 120 m2
Ideal for conferences & as exhibition space.