This sixteenth-century house is another notable downtown home of the Colonial City of Santo Domingo, which underwent renovations in later periods. ￼The house impresses with its spaciousness and courtyard. Its thick walls, an area featuring original flooring and double-pointed arcade that originally opened to the patio and then an adjacent space date back to the sixteenth century. ￼Important expansions were also made to the abode in the eighteenth century, like the space that was possibly a stable, and the courtyard balconies. Likewise, the abode was endowed with fine carpentry work in all doors and shutters, featuring Victorian Anglo-Antillean details, a style introduced in the last decades of the nineteenth century. This house was owned by painter and patriot Alejandro Bonilla, whom herein lived and hosted his art studio. ￼During the last quarter of the nineteenth century, Bonilla painted the first portrait of the Father of the National Independence, Juan Pablo Duarte. These pictures became the official image of the patriot, and reproductions were placed in the lobbies of government offices throughout the country. ￼Other paintings by the artist are also of great interest, for he did portraits of period characters, venues and historical events, and even the portrait of the Virgin of Altagracia. ￼During the twentieth century the house was given many uses. For nearly twenty years it hosted the law offices for attorney Horacio Vicioso; then the well-known space operated several medical clinics and finally a transport agency.