Rarely does an estate of this calibre come on the market. Originally built in 1932 by renowned Architect José Mille, this mansion was conceived by its first owners, the Pereyra Iraola family, as their estates manor. Exceptionally wide and sublime, it reminds us of palaces like Versailles or the Loire given its pure state of French Classicism. All these characteristics make it unique. With a cover surface of 3,900 sq mt (41,983 sq ft) and a terrace of more than 400 sq mt (4,306 sq ft), walking around Casa Abril is an unequalled experience. This splendid chateau style residence was built on two levels and benefits from North-South double-exposure. It features incredibly spacious rooms with high ceilings and stone walls. On the ground floor there are central halls and rooms which are surrounded by wide galleries and internal corridors. There is a smoking room covered with book shelves and woodwork. It features chimneys with hand-carved marble brought from Europe. Along the stair-case antique stained-glass windows and wrought iron handrails can be appreciated. On the upper level there are 9 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms all boasting sunny stunning views over the different areas of the gardens. It also features a splendid terrace that leads to the mansard roof originally designed as the service-quarters, which includes 9 more bedrooms and spacious laundry and ironing rooms. There is a basement along the whole property’s surface. It maintains an Époque’s industrial kitchen, a chapel and even a dungeon. Its façade faces the centenary park, a splendid pond flanked by two valuable swans sculpted in one marble piece, a view planned by the prestigious German landscape designer, Hermann Botrich. The three hectares (7.41 acres) that comprise this marvelous property currently belongs to the most important Country Club in the Southern Area of Buenos Aires.
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Its large amplitude brings to mind palaces such as Versailles Loire, from where you look is represented French classicism at its best.