This newly restored 90-year-old home still has its original aristocratic details, yet the bathrooms and kitchen have been renovated for modern standards. With a focus on comfort and coziness, it’s the perfect place for a family or group of friends.
Tucked away on the quiet tree-lined Piedras Street, one block away from beautiful Avenida Caseros, The Guesthouse is a newly renovated 90-year-old home which has high ceilings, French doors, stunning details, and brand new gorgeous bathrooms. It’s on the second floor, so you’ll have to climb a flight of stairs to get to the living quarters of this stunning home.
It’s eclectic, that’s true. The kitchen is funky yet incredibly functional. We love the little balcony overlooking Piedras Street and the light it lets in. And because our ideal vacations entails purchasing seasonal and local produce and cooking it up as we like with a great bottle of local wine, we adore the fact that this kitchen is decked out.
Cooking at home is not only a great way to save money while traveling, it’s fun to go out and purchase local ingredients and experiment in a kitchen that’s equipped for experimentation. Heck, there is even a pizza stone in this oven.
Traditional homes like this one have splendid architecture, adding bold colors and unconventional furnishings make The Guesthouse even more special. Plop down on the sofa with a book, or plug in your laptop, connect the speakers, and put on your favorite tango music while you plan your sightseeing day. Maybe you fancy a tango class. This is the perfect place for a private tango lesson and we’d be happy to arrange one for you.
At the end of the living space is a dining section and tall French doors that open onto the balcony. You’ll find dishes, glassware, lots of pots and pans, silverware, mate cups, kettles, coffee pots, and pretty much anything you might need to prepare a gourmet dinner or a simple yet hearty breakfast.
Down the long outdoor gallery or hallway (pictured above) is typical of upper middle class Argentine homes built in this era. Barracas, our neighborhood, is full of homes like these. They’re not apartments, but they are also not single standing homes. They’re called casas chorizo (sausage) style because they are long and narrow.
The bedroom doors facing the gallery have shutters. This becomes important when you learn that dinner in Buenos Aires is rarely before 10pm, so late nights are common. Close the shutters when you get home at night, and you’ll be able to sleep well past noon and not even realize it’s daytime.
The middle room (pictured below) has a double bed and mid-century modern furniture. It’s across the gallery from the guest bathroom (pictured above). All three rooms have powerful ceiling fans and heaters (there is no air conditioning in the house).
The largest of the three rooms in the master bedroom. It’s also the last one down the gallery and it has an en-suite bathroom. With two large windows, this rooms gets lots of natural light. The two twin beds can be separated or put together, as you see here below, to make a king-size bed.
It’s hard to put a finger one what we like the most about The Guesthouse, but the en-suite bathroom is high on the list. Let’s face it, 90-year-old homes are amazing, but 90-year-old bathrooms are typically not. Refinished in polished cement. there is a huge walk-in shower with excellent water pressure, a bidet, a toilet, two closets, and an awesome heater that will keep the room nice and toasty in the colder winter months.
We’d love to have you stay with us in any of our places. Learn more about The Guesthouse or inquire about its availabilities.