This is particularly relevant when it comes to its historical manors, the rich collective heritage that once saw our forebearers going about their daily lives. INICIA, through Visanto Properties, has put together a team of historians, archeologists and architects committed to the restoration of its residential portfolio in the Colonial Zone. These projects, compiled in Manor Houses of the Oldest City in America by architect Juan Batlle and photographer Víctor Siladi, are an exemplary showcase of the type of interventions worthy of a historical landmark that fuels our national pride.
Mercedes 57 House of the Vessels
Meriño 355 The Weber House
Arzobispo Meriño 464 The General’s Manor
Arzobispo Nouel 1 The Poet’s Manor
Arzobispo Nouel 3 The Painter’s Manor
Arzobispo Nouel 5 The De La Concha Residence
Padre Billini 252 Casa del Árbol Manor
Padre Billini 210 The Couturier’s Atelier
19 de Marzo 115 Casa de los Mapas Manor
Isabel la Católica 158 Casa Vicini
Mercedes 208 The Peynado Residence
Arzobispo Nouel 110 The Egan-Reid Residence
José Reyes 6 The Mudéjar Manor
In the early 20th century, the Lebrón Morales family of merchants imported all manner of construction supplies and finishes. Given this natural advantage, they fulfilled a personal wish of recreating the palaces of Andalusia’s La Alhambra in Santo Domingo. Since the mid-1980s, after a restoration directed by architects Benjamín Paiewonsky and César Ivan Ferris, the residence has been home to the city’s Porcelain Museum.
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