This building has been declared a Historic Monument. All renovations and upgrades were approved by Presidential Decree and conducted under the supervision of certified architects and engineers. Below the images is a list of key improvements. Note that a complete photographic archive of the renovations is available and will be included with the purchase agreement.
Although it had remained intact for more than 100 years, in order to comply with current building codes for general purpose use, the entire lower ground floor was reinforced with concrete walls.
An elevator was installed to service the second floor, making it more accessible due to the floor’s high ceilings. This was built on the back of the building without affecting the existing architectural elements.
Originally the building was not electrified and subsequent wiring was added haphazardly on the walls and ceilings. All were replaced with concealed up-to-date wiring, including internet connections.
To preserve the original intent of the ceiling paintings and to enhance their viewing, indirect light fixtures were installed on the walls.
Heating & Cooling
Each floor has its own electrical panel and a new HVAC system has been installed to provide heating and cooling to all three floors. All the pipes have been concealed, leaving no visible trace of this modernization.
Restored Painted Ceilings
All the detailed ceiling paintings and wall colors have been restored to their original designs and colors, based on highlights discovered below several subsequent coats of paint. The restoration took two years by two trained artists/archeologists.
The lower level has been renovated and equipped with office-style light fixtures, a modern bathroom and a modern kitchenette.