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“Ion Mincu” Mansion

 

The special positioning of the LacertA domains ensures the production of quality wines because of their savor and delicacy. The atmosphere around the vine estate mingles the history of our wines, having its climax with the central domain the Dorobantu Manor House, the work of the architect Ion Mincu, watches from above over the surroundings.

Dorobantu Manor House was built in 1901 after the design plans of the architect Ion Mincu and it was redecorated in 2005 according to the original plans by its present owners.

The Manor House bears the distinctive print of the architect and it impresses through the grandeur and bohemian air it displays. Massive but welcoming at the same time, the manor enjoys an excellent positioning in the center of the vine estate, inviting the visitors to taste a glass of noble wine while their eyes may wander over the hills rich in vine around the domain. Any visit to the wine cellar may become an unforgettable experience, a real feast for our senses.

About Ion Mincu:

Ion Mincu (born on the 20th of December 1852 in Focsani – deceased on the 6th of December 1912 in Bucharest) was an architect, engineer, professor and Romanian deputy.

During 1877-1884 he attends the National School of Beautiful Arts from Paris, having Remy de Louanges and J. Gaudet as teachers, and he is awarded his degree as an architect. In 1883 he is awarded the prize of the Central Society of French Architects. Back to his country, during 1892-1897, he makes a didactic career and brings his contribution to the foundation of School of Architecture of the Society of the Romanian Architects. During 1898-1912 he is a teacher in the design workshop of the National School of Architecture and then to the Academic School of Architecture from Bucharest. During 1895 - 1899, Ion Mincu is a deputy in the Parliament of Romania. During 1903-1912 he is appointed president of the Society of Architects.

As a promoter of a Romanian style in architecture known as Neo-Romanian architecture, Mincu included in his works the specific of traditional architecture from Romania. Good examples are the Buffet from Kiseleff Street (1882-1892) and the Robescu Villa from Sinaia. As accreditation to the important role he played in the evolution of the Romanian school of architecture, starting 1953, the University of Architecture and Urbanism from Bucharest bears his name.

Some of his most important works are Lahovari Manor House (1886), The Central School for Girls from Bucharest (1890), the restauration of the Church of Stavropoleos from Bucharest (1904-1910) and Vernescu Manor House (1887-1889).