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Historic Houses of Romania – Case de Epoca is the liveliest and most professional online resource dedicated to the architectural heritage of this region, written by me, Valentin Mandache. I am an architectural historian trained in the history and civilisation of Southeast Europe at the London School of Economics and Political Science, being also an overseas member of the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain.

My mission is to educate the public about the value of the architectural heritage and ways to adding aesthetic and economic value to historic properties. I am based in Bucharest, having previously worked and studied in Britain for a period spanning two decades. Understanding an old building, its architectural style and historic context, is crucial for the success of a renovation, restoration or marketing project. The same applies if you intend to acquire or sell a period house. Valentin’s international experience, architectural history proficiency and unique local knowledge will help you achieve your goals.

The educated appreciation of historic architecture as well as the professional marketing of historic buildings are emergent fields in Romania and its wider region. “Historic Houses of Romania – Case de Epoca” aims to address that knowledge and expertise deficit by providing professional consulting services to proprietors of period houses, professionals such as architects, property developers, surveyors, and also companies or non-governmental organisations.

“Historic Houses of Romania – Case de Epoca” is a respected internet resource on the architectural heritage of that country, where the author also interacts as much as possible on an one-to-one basis with the public through architectural tours and courses, articles in the press, conferences or a multitude of social media networks (please check out the Testimonials page, or see the links below).

If you have a historic house project in Romania, I would be delighted to advise you in aspects pertaining to its architectural history and ways to preserve as much as possible from its period fabric and aesthetics in the course of restoration or renovation works, or to counsel you with specialist consultancy work related to that project. To discuss your particular plan please see my contact details in the Contact page of this website.

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