The Marghiloman Manor of Hagiești was built in the current form during the second half of the 19th century, for Iancu Marghiloman, a stateman, transforming an older, existing nobiliary residence.
The first building stage dating from the beginning of the 17th century, is completed by the Dudescu family and is represented by the basement-cellar and later on by some simple vaulted rooms on the ground floor. The second stage, dating to the 18th century, incorporates the cellar and the ground floor, enlarging the plan, adding more rooms in a characteristic manner for a mansion of the time. The third stage, dating to 1869-1874, corresponds to the alterations and enlargement commissioned by Iancu Marghiloman, following the new occidental models of the period. The manor is enlarged, grows a first floor, its exterior is changed, while keeping the previous stages within.
After being reclaimed by the communist regime, it’s converted into a CAP (Agricultural Local Cooperative) and since 1996, is being administrated by the Cultural State Department. Even though the manor passed through several restoration processes, being abandoned, lacking a permanent function, together with lack of a coeherent conservation plan, it’s current state is declining. Lack of funds to complete the last restoration process is the main cause of this.