In the Recoletos area of Madrid, just a few steps from the Retiro Park, is this unknown architectural jewel that has been kept secret for the last 30 years.
A unique space, designed by the architect Francisco Alonso, which represents a singular example of classic brutalism. Initially intended to be a shoe shop that would house a collection unique in the world, the project was conceived to be on a par with the best art galleries in order to showcase the uniqueness of its pieces.
Its architecture and design stand out for the mixture of marble and tropical woods. The distribution and lighting of the spaces transport us to another universe, to a place far away from any space seen so far in Madrid.
An aesthetic experience where noble materials acquire perfect geometric shapes, creating abstract compositions on the walls. The pieces are composed of black marble from Calatorao, red travertine from Almería and green onyx from Iran. The floor is made of iroko wood blocks, as are the circular tables that were designed for the product display.
After endless years of construction work, the shoe shop was never opened to the public and remained anonymous for the last three decades.
An atypical and timeless beauty that is now on the market.
The premises have two floors.
It has a direct entrance from the street and two shop windows. It can also be accessed through the entrance hall. On the main floor facing the street there are several rooms and two toilets. It has a basement floor ideal as a storage area of about 42,86m2.