Welcome back to our New Home of the Month series, where we’ll be showcasing fabulous holidaylettings.co.uk homes from around the world. Last month, a gorgeous villa with unbeatable views of the Adriatic Sea stole our hearts, but for March we’re jetting off to bustling Buenos Aires to discover this a quirky rooftop apartment.
If you’re looking for somewhere in Buenos Aires that combines elegance and simplicity, you’ll love this colourful rooftop apartment. From soft pastels to ornate handmade furniture, it’s full of thoughtful details that will allure even the most discerning of travellers.
The living room alone could be mistaken for an artist’s studio. The rough whitewashed brick walls contrast brilliantly with the patterned tiles that cover the ample floor space. If they could speak, they’d be able to tell the story of this historic building.
Leaning against the exposed bricks is a cool leather sofa and stylish coffee table. Imagine indulging in a stress-free morning coffee as the sun shines through the stained glass windows, casting colourful rays of light on the wall like a canvas…
Venture down the hallway and you’ll find a compact kitchen with everything you’d ever need for your holiday… and more. There’s a cooker, hob and microwave in case you want to dine in private, and a large fridge to keep food and drink cool. But it’s the room’s wonderfully tall ceilings and decorative hanging lights that make this a space you want to spend time in.
There’s also a tastefully decorated family bathroom, where the walls are adorned with antique lights, quirky mirrors and statement shelves, keeping in with the apartment’s artistic theme. Do the painted blue and white stripes perhaps hint at the pride for their country’s national team? ‘El Pibe de Oro’ would certainly think so.
Upstairs there’s a master bedroom which could have been designed by a pre-eminent renaissance artist. The elegant bedroom boasts an antique bed frame, draped sash curtains and gorgeous original windows that look out over the rooftops of the colourful city.
Just outside, you can make the most of the charming rooftop terrace. Bursting with rich terracotta and exotic spider plants, it’s the perfect place to unwind at the end of a long day exploring the Argentinian capital with a bottle of something sparkly. Don’t you agree?
In its description, the homeowner explains that it’s décor was inspired by ‘The House of Bernarda Alba’, a 1930s play by Spanish writer Federico Garcia Lorca. And when you look closely, there are references to femininity throughout: from the detailed headboard in the pretty master bedroom, to the tasteful soft furnishings and hanging plants in the living room. This Buenos Aires bolthole has class.
Also, as a one bedroom property, it’s an idyllic rental for a couple looking somewhere a little indulgent during their stay in South America. After all, they do say that two’s company but three’s a crowd…
With its hypnotic blend of European-inspired architecture and Latino culture, it’s easy to see why so many travellers are going back to Buenos Aires.
Explore the busy streets, visit the balcony made famous by the musical Evita at Casa Rosada and see the rows of brightly coloured houses in La Boca.
When it comes to food, the lively city claims to be the place that has perfected the art of cooking beef. We suggest you try bife de chorizo (sirloin), from one of the many inviting parrillas (steakhouses) and then you can make up your own mind.
In the evening, don’t pass up on the chance to practise your moves with the locals that made the tango world-famous. Careful though, it can get a bit steamy.
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