Palacete Vicini

Palacete Vicini

The Palacete Vicini is a magnificent private home built in the art déco style by Czech designer architect Antonio Nechodojma in the 1920s. The beautiful little palace is nestled unassumingly on Calle 19 de Marzo in the Colonial Zone.

Palacete Vicini 19 de Marzo is a beautifully kept private home in Colonial Zone
Palacete Vicini 19 de Marzo is a beautifully kept private home in Colonial Zone

The entrance has 3 stairs leading to a small porch with two magnificent Ionic columns on either side. These columns are 12 meters tall and are three and a half meters wide at the base making them unique in shape and size. If you can get a glimpse into the front door and the entrance, there is a remarkable semicircular stairway leading to the second floor.

The magnificent lattice work on and above the entrance to Palacete Vicini
The magnificent lattice work on and above the entrance to Palacete Vicini

The ironwork adorning the windows and doors of the entrance are uncommon. Especially the magnificent metal lattice work on and above the entrance door.

The second level has a beautiful curved semicircular balcony, which has metal balusters adorned with spirals and 5 arched doors. The balcony is usually covered in beautiful flowers.

The details of the second floor balcony of the Palacete Vicini
The details of the second floor balcony of the Palacete Vicini

There are 4 narrow windows on the front of the home. The 2 bottom windows are unremarkable. The top windows on either side of the balcony are trimmed with Islamic style arches and have beautiful stained glass. This design is said to be the only one of its kind in the city of Santo Domingo.

Owners (2019) – Juan B. Vicini and Consuelo Marchenauso

Palacete Vicini on 19 de Marzo in Ciudad Colonial
Palacete Vicini on 19 de Marzo in Ciudad Colonial

Notes of interest –

*The Vicini family has Italian origins and as a whole, are the wealthiest family in the Dominican Republic according to Forbes Magazine.

*A Palacete is a luxurious mansion, villa or stately home that resembles a palace but is smaller.

Location of Palacete Vicini

#113 – 19 de Marzo between Arz. Nouel and Padre Billini, Ciudad Colonial, Santo Domingo.

References
https://hoy.com.do/rarezas-en-casas-de-la-calle-19-de-marzo-2/

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