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Sarmadjiev's house

Sarmadjiev\'s house
Neighborhood:    Center
Location / GPS:    (42.69263086511462, 23.33594316924372)
Objects nearby:    Esterhazy Restaurant
Public object / Private object:    External
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The house of lawyer Sarmadjiev (now the Residence of the Turkish Embassy) is located on Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd., on the corner of Krakra Street in Sofia. It is a rich and representative urban dwelling, with a pronounced Baroque character and elements of Renaissance and Rococo.

The unusually beautiful building was built exactly one hundred years ago - in 1903, for the lawyer and diplomat Dr. Haralampi Sarmadjiev. The magnificent two-storey house combines the modern Art Nouveau style with elements of Baroque, Mediterranean Renaissance and Rococo, and the architect of the house is again the Austrian Friedrich Grunager and author of Jablanski's house. Until the construction of the new Turkish embassy on the current Levski Blvd. in 1977, Turkish diplomats worked here, after which the building became an ambassadorial residence, which was repeatedly renovated, but the premises were not rebuilt.

Sarmadjiev himself was born in 1860 in Bolgrad, Bessarabia. After graduating from high school, he moved to Bucharest and became a Bachelor of Laws at the University of Bucharest. and later continued his education at the Sorbonne in Paris, where he graduated with honors and a gold medal. He held high government positions and after his death, the building was owned by the Embassy of Turkey.

The beautiful two-storey house combines the modern Viennese Imperial Baroque style of the early 20th century with elements of the Rococo and Mediterranean Renaissance. There are impressive facades, and on the corner - a tower with a flat roof and a terrace. The building is also a witness to the dramatic between the founder of the modern Turkish state Mustafa Kemal Ataturk and the daughter of Gen. Stilian Kovachev - 21-year-old beauty Dimitrina Kovacheva, Miti, received her literary and musical education in Switzerland. Kemal twice wanted the hand of his beloved, but Gen. Kovachev refused and betrothed her to an engineer from Ruse. Dimitrina obeys her father's will and separates from Kemal. Ataturk never forgets Miti and until the end of the day he shares: "My feelings remained in Bulgaria".