About the villa

Brody Villa

Nestled in the Buda hills of Budapest, this lovingly restored nineteenth-century villa is packed with historical detail and snugs aplenty. It can accommodate groups of up to 14 people, is family-friendly and serves as a super setting for weddings, birthdays and other glam events.

You have 500 sqm of living space at your disposal - spread over 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 3 reception rooms, 2 studies that has been styled by the Brody House Group's art and furniture team. The fab stained-glass winter garden is ideal for enjoying and/or hosting sumptuous regal dinners.

The serene 3,000 sqm garden was redesigned by Dutch garden designer Baroness Margaretha Voërst van Lynden and is home to many ancient chestnut, pine and yew trees and benefits from an elegant swimming pool. Kick back in the sauna or bob away in the jacuzzi before working up an appetite in the exercise room or pool before tucking into breakfast on the terrace.

Our housekeeper can also prepare and serve lunch and supper throughout your stay on request. If you ask nicely, she may even bust out the historic Herend dinner service.

Location

As the former home to a celebrated Dutch author Jaap Scholten, it is sited on the aptly-named Muvesz utca (Hungarian for Art Street). Downtown Budapest is a 15 minute cab ride away and the international airport is a 40-minute drive away.

A private driver service is available on request.

A potted History of the villa

The house was built in 1881 in the golden age of the Dual Monarchy by Baron József Szterényi de Brasso, minister of commerce in the Austro-Hungarian Dual Monarchy. In 1913 the house was enlarged; a winter garden (aka conservatory) was added featuring magnificent glasswork by Miksa Róth. In 1930, Baron Szterényi extended the loggia with a terrace.

Stroll around the Villa..

It is a heritage listed building and full of historical goodies...

Waltz up to the 'belle etage' via the creaky winding oak stairway and you reach three reception rooms that were originally intended for drinking, dining and smoking. Each reception room retains its original rosewood paneling and ceilings. The central room has an original Zsolnay tiled stove and double doors lead to the loggia and terrace.


The living room on the north side of the house has an open fire and a hidden door to the entrance hall. A fab place to hunker down with a book or your thoughts together with a glass of fruity local red wine or palinka on a crisp winter's afternoon.

This original drawings for the winter garden are held by the Budapest Museum of Applied Arts. Its stained glass windows are among the most beautiful artworks of the Hungarian art nouveau making the winter garden a fab dining and entertainment space. The stained glass was designed by a famous Hungarian artist, Miksa Róth, who did the same for the Hungarian parliament.

Continue up the staircase to the first floor hallway and the large central study with rosewood paneling. The round stained glass windows in the staircase and in the study are from the workshop of Miksa Róth. A large Meidinger secession tiled stove was built into the wall in 1914. The two bedrooms connect to bathrooms of Italian marble with cast iron baths.

The second floor has three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a sitting area room and a small iron balcony, commanding a 360-degree view of the city.

Pop downstairs to the lowest level where you will find another kitchen, the laundry room, exercise room, spare toilet, steam bath with changing room and shower, wine cellar and pantry and a machine room. Here is the sixth bedroom with ensuite bathroom right next to a study that can be entered only from the garden.

Housekeeping

We offer a live-in house-keeper and security solution. They live in a second smaller building that was built in a romantic Transylvanian style. It has a small tower, is twenty metres away from the main building and overlooks the car entrance, the parking space (potentially for 6 cars) and the main entrance to the house. It contains a living room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom and is currently used as live-in staff quarters.
by the Brody House Group