The top floor of iconic ‘Villa Sixta’ is now available for rent. If you are looking for a charming but very functional office space in a popular district, you can’t really go wrong with this space on Hoogstraat 25. The office is ideal for organizations that need between nine and fifteen workstations. Alternatively, you may consider it as retail space, meeting rooms or for a gallery function.
This part of Ser’i Otrobanda has been discovered by young and innovative entrepreneurs in the last few years. The office is located directly across the co-working complex ‘The Triangle’, in the area made famous by the ‘Kaya Kaya’ events. The elegant office space is turn key, with a glazed meeting room, air-conditioning and data cabling ready for use.
You can access the unit by climbing one of the majestic round stairs up to the balcony. After the entrance space there are two large shareable office spaces, two private offices and a separate glazed meeting room. The unit has its own his & her’s restrooms and a functional galley kitchen. There is wooden flooring throughout the building, but what really sets the space apart is the decorative wooden screening that is part of the large office space in the middle. One of the private offices also boasts its own little balcony.
You really cannot go wrong if you are looking for a centrally located office that is refined, functional and has a unique character.
Short History ‘Villa Sixta’
The origin story of Villa Sixta is quite a remarkable one. In 1855 an enslaved man named Herman was freed by Shon Elsevier and took on the last name Elsevijf. Herman Elsevijf was a mason by trade and was gifted with an entrepreneurial spirit. Elsevijf successfully starts building and trading in land. Just twenty years later he completes this neo-classical beauty, which he most probably designed himself. He sells the building in 1888 to Isaac Martinus Dagobert, who names it ‘Villa Sixta’; possibly after his wife or a daughter.
After multiple other families lived here in the late nineteenth and twentieth century, the Curacao Heritage Foundation buys it in 1999 in a dilapidated state. The building is reopened after a thorough renovation in 2003. Since then, it has been maintained and rented out as office space. Currently the bottom floor houses the offices of SEFBA and an apartment. The top floor is available for a commercial tenant.