Cerchez Villa

It isn’t known or advertised as a tourist spot and it is in need of restoration works.
  • Historic monument category B; code LMI CT-II-m-B-02975
  • The house was built in 1920
  • Callatis Street, no. 6, Constanța

Grigore Cerchez is one of the most important authors of the Neoromanian architectural styles, widespread and very fashionable in the Old Kingdom at the beginning of the 20th century, and it extended into the interwar period as well. Engineer and architect, with studies done in Paris, Cerchez- who also created in other styles (Neoclassical, eclectic) – is the author of other important buildings as well: The Architecture Faculty of București, a wing of the Cotroceni Palace, the Antipa Museum. In Constanța, Cerchez the architect linked his name to the renowned villa of Mihail Suțu, in the Moorish style.

He was so delighted by and attached to it, that he built himself a house with similar elements nearby, on Callatis Street, at no. 6. Built out of brick, the house has a slender appearance, given by the relatively narrow facade and the nearly out of the ordinary height. On the balconies, two simple railings are still preserved as hardware elements. On the last level, four small columns supporting the window frame reminiscent of the Neoromanian style stand out.

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