A place where the noble pleasures converge and mingle, inviting to explore the most exceptional experiences: books, flowers, perfumes and a kitchen. This eclectic mix makes Casa Cavia a destination for unique experience, a place to delight your mind as well as your senses.
An elegant historical argentinian residence from the early 1900s, restored and renovated by the firm Kallosturin. Now it has become Casa Cavia of Buenos Aires. A house thats design captures the essence of the grand siècle itself.
The prestigious London firm of Kallosturin has recreated the historical manor house with a modern air. The solemn facade, which retains its 1920’s refinement, is complemanted by an iron-worked rail that holds the name of the house and invites everyone to come in and go through. In the spacious foyer with newly installed terazzo floor, you will find the day’s menu, a map of the neighborhood, and an itinerary of the many activities available at Casa Cavia. Among the weekly offerings are an exquisite tea table adorned with a sophisticated floral arrangement by Flores Pasión, a lunch inspired by authors selected by Ampersand Publishers, a sampling of drinks that seem to conspire with the scents of Fueguia 1833 perfumes.
To your left, a wide wooden door leads to “The Kitchen”: not just a place to prepare food, but indeed to savor it. A spacious room with high ceilings and the original gilded mouldings, framed by the stately trees of Plaza Alemania, this is the perfect place to sample the delicacies of Pablo Massey, Próspero Velazco and Inés de los Santos. At the back of the room you will find an unconventional alcove, punctuated with a flock of books suspended in the air, as well as the bookshop of Ampersand, and some reading material to enjoy over tea or dessert. To one side, an imposing marble staircase suggests a path of books that, in Casa Cavia, invites you on an engaging journey. Upstairs, the first floor provides a haven for the offices of Ampersand Publishing. Moving into the garden, you find a striking, contemporary fountain set among restaurants tables and chairs…
Kallosturin has made an alluring composition with the old and the new. As the architect of the house, Alejandro Christophersen once described his style of typical historical eclecticism: “Modern architectonic art should not be confined by the details, but rather give a new twist to an old idea”.