This former mansion was built between the years 1892 and 1896 by engineer Manuel S. Ocampo. Its parks were conceived and developed by renowned landscape-architect and botanist Carlos Thays.
The Las Mercedes estate is located on 1900 Tapiales Street, Olivos, right in front of the presidential residence. It is a three-story former mansion set on high ground with an eclectic architectural language from the end of the XIX century. Both the original concept and best materials have been preserved.
This property stands out for its style and exclusiveness, and this is true for both the house per se but also for the magnificent garden composed of magnolias, palm trees, and lapachos -among others- that surrounds it. The estate also has a swimming pool located in the inferior region of the lot, which provides privacy and peace of mind.
Behind the main house is another house with a colonial veranda that could serve as a guest or housekeeper's house.
The main house is composed of three stories, starting with the ground floor where we find the living room, spacious dining room, office/bookshelf, kitchen and scullery, toilette, and a spacious roofed veranda. Panelled walls, wooden floors, woodwork and ironwork original from the end of the XIX century, large picture windows providing a lot of daylight to the rooms.
The first floor has three intercommunicated bedrooms and two bathrooms connected by a distribution hall, spacious rooms with high ceilings. The main bedroom has access to a large terrace with breath-taking views to the garden. On the second and last floor we find two more bedrooms and a bathroom used currently as maid's quarters.
The three levels are connected via comfortable stylish stairs, and there also is an iron cage elevator working perfectly.
Finally, you may recognize this house given that it appeared in movies such as El Ángel and La historia de Luis Palau.
- 400 m2 (4,305.56 ft2) former mansion
- On 6,600 m2 (71,041.81 ft2) lot
- 7 rooms in 3 stories
- Living and comedor
- Comfortable distribution hallways in every level
- Scullery and kitchen / dining area
- 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms (one en suite)
- Fully functioning iron cage elevator
- Reception toilette
- 6600 m2 park with swimming pool
- Guest/housekeeper's house