Liberty (Art Nouveau) House

Anita Garibaldi St 5, Cesenatico, Municipality of Cesenatico, Emilia-Romagna Region, Italy
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Year of build:
Original name:
Liberty (Art Nouveau)
Past and Present Ownership of the Building/Site:
Private ownership

Architectural Description

The house is accessed by a porch delimited by the angled walls of the building and from a column with capital adorned with leaves and flowers and raised with respect to the ground level (reached by climbing four steps). Above the porch is the only terrace was built of the house. This terrace has the railing with an iron railing with flowers and variously shaped curves. All floors of the building (three in elevation and a basement) are disengaged from a staircase in masonry which is reached through the inlet space of the ground floor. The window profiles are shaped and decorated according to the plan with curved lines compositions and festoons of leaves or fruit. In the upper part of the house there are decorations depicting the heads of women who like caryatids supporting the cornice beams. Even the front door of the house has a molding decorated with leaves and geometric elements.

History and Historical Context

The building dates back to the early years of the '900 and the typical art nouveau house that retains the original typological and, in the tables, decorations and finishes in the same period

Values of the Building

The building is representative of urban development in Cesenatico in the historical moment when the country is preparing to become a tourist city. The town plan of the Municipality of Cesenatico has identified the house as a building of historical value.