An Updated Two-Bedroom Apartment in Barcelona
$850,000 (750,000 EUROS)
This two-bedroom apartment, in the Sant Antoni neighborhood of Barcelona, has an updated interior brightened by multiple outdoor spaces, including a 430-square-foot terrace — a rarity in the center of the city — with zones dedicated to dining, sunbathing and doing laundry.
Carlos Cossio, a senior consultant with Engel & Völkers, which has the listing, noted the home’s “majestic, plastered and preserved ceilings,” as well as the way its mix of textures and colors “enhances the original elements of the house and at the same time provides a new design approach.”
The approximately 1,500-square-foot apartment, on the second floor of a 1900 building, is reached by elevator. Past the foyer, glass doors to the left open to a living room with muted, dusty green walls, ornate plasterwork and two sets of French doors opening onto a balcony that stretches the length of the room. To the right is a large, modern kitchen and dining area with doors to a patio. The kitchen’s original tiles were preserved and rearranged during a full renovation in 2018 and 2019 that also restored iron radiators and double-glazed windows, and added central air-conditioning.
Barcelona’s City Council, and finished 2021 at $415 a square foot — a drop of about 10 percent.
According to data compiled by Idealista, a leading online property platform in Southern Europe, the average price for a home in Barcelona province during the third quarter of 2021 was about $280 a square foot, 47 percent higher than Spain’s national average.
Prices in the Ciutat Vella district (the “old city”), including the neighborhood of Barceloneta, have fallen by as much as 20 percent since the onset of the pandemic in areas once favored by tourists, Ms. Larsson said.
Ms. Larsson and Ms. Mathiassen both said that prices have likely hit bottom. “I can’t see it go lower,” Ms. Mathiassen said.
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