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History of the house

To the Valparaíso of the 19th century, many immigrants arrived from different countries, but mainly from Germany and Great Britain, attracted by the commercial boom that lived the port. They were pioneers in different areas and built their houses mostly in the Alegre and Concepción hills.

Voga is located on the hill Alegre, in one of the most beautiful and picturesque streets of the port, in a Victorian house from around 1880, which was a Kuhlmann Hucke family, both descendants of German immigrants arrived to Valparaíso. This family was known for being Mrs. Hucke, one of the daughters of the German immigrant who founded the famous chocolate factory Hucke and her husband, the director of the same company. The house was in very poor state of conservation, and was rescued everything that was possible of the original spirit. Wood was restored, oak floors, laurel and raulí, parquet of American oak, oak boiseries, bronze locks; period windows were made, recovered chimneys covered, old lamps, etc. All things were brought by ship from the ports of Liverpool and Hamburg in Britain and Germany respectively, by the same immigrants who arrived at the port to settle.

The idea of ​​ Voga , together with rescuing and restoring an old mansion representing the Victorian life of that time, is also to pay homage to those pioneers who came overseas and that is why all rooms and common spaces have the name of some immigrant or personage that has left some special mark in the port. So for example we have a; Karl Flach , a German who manufactured one of the world's first submarines and died inside it, the very day of its inauguration; to Mary Graham, English, chronicler of Valparaiso of those times, friend of Lord Cochrane , and woman who could be considered the first feminist in Chile, at least for its way of life for the time; to Francis Drake , an English corsair who arrives aboard his ship, the Golden Hind, and plunder the city and then continue to Peru; and other characters equally or more important in the formation of the port of those times. In this way, along with offering a different accommodation, the idea is also to remember and make known that the people who came from outside, was the seed that shaped the particularities of Valparaiso!