Avenida Loja y Calle Alfonso Borrero
This french style building was designed as a holiday home for Juan Manuel Vintimilla. It was built in the early 20th century, around 1920. The estate was much larger, had crops, and was not considered to be in the city – it was a country home.
Beautiful wrought-iron railings and brick columns surround the property.
A staircase with three flights of steps converging at a landing, provides access to the building.
Inside, the spaces were organized around several courtyards with galleries.
There are several original murals depicting pastoral scenes which can still be admired.
At the beginning of the 1990s the building was sub-divided. A wall divides the property into two separate parts. This photo is from the south side of the property, which is now called Mansion Victoria.
The current owners of Mansion Victoria will be opening a restaurant in this space soon.
Marble benches in the gardens of Mansion Victoria.
There is a beautiful front garden based on ornamental design which has an oval-shaped fountain decorated with ceramic frog-shaped spouts. From Mansion Victoria