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THE ARCADIAS

Las ArcadiasFernando Espinosa de los Monteros projects The Arcadias Villanueva-Serrano, the first project in Madrid for Layetana Real State.

In No. 4 Calle Villanueva stands the building of The Arcadia, a classical building, now being renovated by the famous architect Fernando Espinosa de los Monteros. This is one of the emblematic examples that remain of the original residential architecture of Salamanca district. Its main attraction is the magnificent main staircase, a palatial dimensions body reminiscent of the elegant Parisian or Viennese architecture of the second half of the nineteenth century.

Layetana Real Estate, in its first project in Madrid, has the promotion of The Arcadian Villanueva-Serrano, a new concept of luxury housing that represents a new lifestyle designed for senior people who are looking for unique spaces and services that make life daily work easier. Consists of 24 luxury apartments of 1 or 2 bedrooms, with an area ranging from 78 m² up to 144 m² built, with garage and storage. In the common areas, called The Circle, is providing amenities for owners such as private a la carte restaurant, private dining rooms, game rooms, gym, library, spa and massage room, laundry, maid services, car park cars, drivers, security and reception 24 hours, nursing service, etc.

In addition, households will have exceptional qualities that will be equipped with special features that facilitate the daily lives of its owners, removing architectural barriers and adding emergency items such as handles in all rooms connected to the reception.

The work is taking place in the building, led by architect Fernando Espinosa de los Monteros, could be summarized in the following aspects:
- Restore the restoration areas defined as mandatory by the Special Protection Plan Heritage (whose purpose is to support real estate development with the recovery of architectural value): walls, hallway and staircase.
- Development of the top floor following an architectural proposal according to the present.
- Expand the building below ground to hold the general services facilities, storage rooms and garage.
- Provide building the most modern facilities of comfort and security, enabling it to adapt to its new use and continue their journey living according to the regulations.
- Create parking spaces below grade based on the parameters of quality.
- Replace the facades of C/Gil de Santibáñes and inside the courtyard open to this street, by a complex of old facades to the C/Villanueva and C/Cid.

In short, all these actions are aimed at rehabilitation recovery building and preserving the historical character of the place. To which must be added the challenge of keeping a perfect balance between old and new architectural design.


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