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Barranco's Casa de Leeuw

This large home is a great investment opportunity in Barranco, along Saenz Peña Avenue.

Barranco's Casa de Leeuw

(Photo courtesy of Casa de Leeuw)

No other neighborhood in Lima has grown as fast in popularity these past years as the romantic and bohemian Barranco. Not only for Limeños is Barranco becoming the number one spot to go for a drink and a bite in one of the many authentic pubs and restaurants – tourists that visit the capital are sure not to miss out on this enchanting neighborhood.

An ever-expanding wide range of sleeping accomodations at every budget is a big plus for tourists who can enjoy touristic attractions and nightlife just around the corner of their Barranco hotel. And it seems that nearly every week new spots pop-up, a trend that doesn’t appear to be slowing.


(Photo courtesy of Casa de Leeuw)

For some time, Living in Peru has been curious about the Casa de Leeuw (1911), a well-conserved Republican Mansion in art nouveau-style on the famous Saenz Peña Avenue in Barranco. Casa de Leeuw was named after the owner’s family – a name that means “the lion” in Dutch. Almost in front of the Residence of the Spanish Ambassador and walking distance from Hotel B, Casa Leeuw was a former beach house for Lima aristocracy back in the 19th century. The owners did a great job in maintaining the mansion and receive foreigners for short stays to breathe the great atmosphere of Barranco, the house and its gardens.

The property consists of two separate houses with several comfortable and nicely decorated bedrooms, spacious living rooms with high ceilings, corridors, terraces, and balconies with original stained glass doors. Not to mention it is a peaceful oasis with lush gardens, a variety of birds and flowers, a romantic pergola and walls with original frescos that surround the property. There is even a Pachamanca in the backyard garden.


(Photo courtesy of Casa de Leeuw)

During our tour through this amazing property, the owners told us about all the events they’ve hosted in the house over the last ten years, such as Pachamanca nights with Afro-Peruvian music, weddings, product presentations, lunches, dinners and many other celebrations. But for them it’s time for a change, they have plans to start another business and that means the house has become available to rent.

There are plenty of ideas for what could become the next destiny of the house: an embassy, a restaurant, a boutique hotel, a head office of a company or maybe a combination boutique hotel and restaurant. It seems they are looking for a very serious candidate that is definitely compromised to conserving this beautiful hidden treasure in the heart of Barranco. It’s definitely a great opportunity for whoever is looking for something unique.

Casa de Leeuw
info@casadeleeuw.net

Avenida Saenz Peña 103
Barranco, Lima
Phone: (+51) (1) 247 5011

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