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The house with the strawberries of banker Ivanov

The house with the strawberries of banker Ivanov
  15 min.    6, San Stefano Street
Neighborhood:    Center
Location / GPS:    (42.698286819348525, 23.327051840059653)
Objects nearby:    The doctor's garden
Public object / Private object:    External
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To this day, the "Strawberry House" adorns the capital's San Stefano Street, right after Oborishte Street. Her name comes from the decorative strawberries growing in her yard. The house was established in 1927-1930 for banker Dimitar Ivanov and his wife Nadezhda Stankovich. Its approximate area is about 500 sq.m. and has three entrances. The main one is a remarkably curved colonnade with an external staircase.

It was designed by the Bulgarian architect Georgi Kunev, a graduate of the School of Arts and Crafts in Vienna and the Higher Technical School in Karlsruhe. And it was built between 1927 and 1930. Eyewitnesses say that there are five bedrooms, reception halls, a podium for musicians, a large office, rooms for servants, a veranda, doors with crystal glass, a fireplace with red marble, bas-reliefs… Hardly anyone knows the fate of the furniture - at that time rich Bulgarian families bought their furniture mainly from Vienna. A large piece of the original fence has been broken off or simply collapsed, so that anyone can enter the yard and enter the house, which was once an embassy, the headquarters of a foreign residence and a trade representation. Today, this architectural jewel has sunk into dust and oblivion, although it was declared a cultural monument as far back as 1978.