La Porfiriana is a voyage through time. Not a house, not a museum… an experience that moves us to a place where history and architecture meet. The casona in Colonia Roma was built around 1900, drawn to an eclectic style through a set of elements that bring together diverse stylistic inspirations.
Constructed by order of Don Eduardo Iturbide, governor of Mexico City in 1914, this magnificent residence has witnessed a century of luxury and history. This residence was the last household of Doña Carmen Romero Rubio y Castelló, first lady of the country and widow of Porfirio Díaz, upon her return from exile in France.
Due to its importance within the urban context, La Porfiriana (Tonalá 20) is one of the exclusive 52 Artistic Monuments listed by INBA, alongside with Palacio de Bellas Artes, Monumento a la Revolución and Ángel de la Independencia.
The main body of the building includes a foyer and a hall, a grandiose living room, a solemn dining room capable of sitting 12 people, a pristine two-room Italian kitchen, and a spectacular library suited for royalty. It also features an everyday dining room, two magnificent bathrooms, three generous rooms that can be used for different purposes, and a meeting room fully equipped with top notch technology to work or hold meetings from home in an ambiance of extreme sophistication. The ground level of the building is currently laid out to accommodate family offices and includes a cinema grade entertainment room.
The two-levels of the property are now complemented with a modern well-equipped third floor of recent addition. A 172 square meters roof garden opens to the apartment with floor to ceiling crystal sliding doors. The private area on this level holds a master suite with a walk-in closet. A second bedroom is also available on this floor. Finally, an Scavolini open kitchen blends into the social area to enjoy or entertain.
With 220 squares meters of gardens, the property mixes together top of the line technology (security, solar panels, touch screens, digital devices) with profound respect for historical heritage (chandeliers, marble-craved fireplaces, woodwork, ironworks ceiling moldings, mosaic floors, etc.)
This is a unique jewel for those seeking to enjoy urban life while taking a glimpse of several generations of sublime taste and comfort.