Șomănescu House

Good general state, no interventions were made on the building, and a big part of the architectural elements are not deteriorated.
  • Historic monument A, code LMI: CT-II-m-A-02807;
  • Built during the first decade of the 20th century;
  • Located in the old town of Constanța, on Elisabeta Boulevard, nr. 17.

Sava Șomănescu House is the most representative immobile built in the rococo architectonic style in Constanța. It was built in the first years of the 20th century by Sava Șomănescu, an important landowner, president of the Romanian Agrarian Society, but also of the League for Cultural Unity of All Romanians (where the politician and historian Nicolae Iorga was also active).

Very rich, Sava Șomănescu (who owned an equally elegant property in Bucharest, on C.A. Rosetti Street, no. 35, today the headquarters of the Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam) invested enormous amounts into the details of the immobile. The house is built into three bodies, with a segment of the wall outside of the line of the facade. No window of the building is repeated, each one with its specific forms. At one of the entrances, the side one, a rich rococo decoration can be admired. The architectural style is an eclectic one, dominated by rococo in combination with Art Nouveau.

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