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They survived the Second World War, escaped fighting, yet in the lower half of Andrássy út we became poorer with quite a few beautiful buildings. I wonder why? We tell through the most beautiful examples. The Sugár út handed over on August 20, 1876 was the heart of Count Gyula Andrássy. At that time, large-scale urban planning works were taking place all over Europe during the era, in the framework of which wide boulevards were built – mainly for the sake of the nobles, who also liked to move to these neighborhoods – read the article of Housing Culture.
According to Fama, however, the Hungarian Champs-Élysées was by no means so popular with the target group, so the government even had to wave the slogan of tax cuts to populate the outer section with private palaces and lavish villas: Kodály Circle and Heroes’ Square. between 656 meters. This is because the plots are not big, they also regulated exactly how big the properties could be on them – which the buyers usually tried to maximize.
Although many of the houses were designed by the Avenue Construction Company itself, they did not get more involved in the affairs of the owners, which is why the overall picture could have been so varied. The lower half of Andrássy Avenue was little affected by the fighting in World War II, yet we became poorer with quite a few beautiful buildings. Why, we will tell you below through the most beautiful examples.
At 129 Andrássy út, two wonderful buildings once stood – one after the other. First, the towered Bellevue House, which served as an inn, was built here on the corner of Heroes’ Square in 1872, which was then demolished in 1905 to replace it with something new in the style of the era. But the so-called “Hungarian Art Nouveau” Babocsay villa (in the first picture) couldn’t warm up here for too long with its circular decorations, the owner, Babocsay Hermann, finally got tired of the constant criticism and rebuilt it in the spirit of the new chorale, the Bauhaus with your home. Later, the property was taken over by the Yugoslav embassy, which means that it now functions as Serbia’s representative office in Budapest.
At number 122 once stood the house of Gyula Engel, which was demolished in 1908 to build another classic-style, albeit smaller, villa in its place. It is still there today, and the domestic representative office of the Rödl & Partner consulting firm currently operates in it.
The number 110 was once the address of the Rausch villa, on the site of the originally constructed building still stands an old, elegant villa, which for several years even housed the István Zelnik Gold Museum, which presents the treasures of the Far East, and has a ground-floor terrace. based on it we can even discover the house in the picture.
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