Boasting a signature Neo Baroque aesthetic, the century-old building on 33 Sherif Pacha St. is one of the oldest residential and commercial buildings in Downtown. Its distinguished significance comes from its architectural style, with ornate carvings and fanciful flourishes, the building remains a striking reminder of the city’s glamorous heritage. Built in 1913 with a 45-degree facade, overlooking Abdel Khalek Tharwat, and Sherif Streets, the landmark building consists of five spacious floors and a roof-top.
Over the last decade - the building which recently underwent a renovation by Al Ismaelia for Real Estate Investment in 2016 after acquiring the building in 2010 - has become a mecca for the creative cognoscenti with filmmakers and artists using the it as both backdrop and scene-stealer in their stories. Al Ismaelia rented out the commercial zone to prominent bank chains such as; CIB, EG Bank and NBG, and in 2018, La Poire Café opened its first branch in Downtown Cairo.