Historical monument mansion owned by famous Bratianu family sold for EUR 35,000

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The Bratieni mansion in Ratesti commune, Arges county, owned by two Italians, found new buyer on OLX. According to the contract, the mansion was bought by a Bucharester for EUR 35,000.

“You have the opportunity of buying a story. An extraordinary story of an exceptional family, deeply rooted in the Romanian people’s history! The mansion that belonged to the historian Gheorghe I.I.C. Bratianu is located in Tigvei village, Arges county, on a 10,000-sqm plot of land. It has 8 rooms on the ground floor. The building is not liveable, is ranked in the Romania’s national patrimony. Price: EUR 40,000 negotiable, “ read the OLX ad.

The spokesperson of the Bratianu family told Mediafax that the buyer is from Bucharest and he wants to restore the mansion and to live here when he is older. For the moment he lives in Bucharest and works for a multinational.

“The current owners have wanted to sell the mansion for at least 6 years. There have been more buyers, Italians, French citizens, a Chinese and several Israelis. Initially the mansion have been put for sale at EUR 60,000, only the mansion, except the industrial building, but it has been sold now for EUR 35,000,” Bratianus’ spokesperson said.

According to the former deputy mayor of Ratesti, the Italians bought the mansion for a much lower price, EUR 15,000. “At the moment the mansion is facing a severe decay, the ceilings collapsed, the sheet-metal on the roof is pulled out and the walls have big cracks,” said Marin Alexandru, former deputy mayor.

Bratieni mansion in Ratesti was built in 1925 and revamped in 1958. It is a historical monument, having a ground floor and an attic. In the 50s, the mansion was turned into a state agricultural enterprise.

Historian Gheorghe Bratianu wrote part of his works at Ratesti, where he used to spend his holidays. The mansion has been uncared-for after the 1989 Revolution.

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