The ruler of Wallachia, Şerban Vodă Cantacuzino (1640-1688), purchased the Stoeneşti Estate and owned it since 1671 until his death. The estate had an area of 650 embankments. While passing through the area, he asked for a water mill to be built for the local residents in the old Pasărea riverbed.
The water mill was the reason for changing the name of the ancient Moșneni-Stoeneşti village into the present-day Moara Domnească.
During the time of the Right Reverend Grigore – the Hungarian-Wallachian Metropolitan, Zoiţa Cantacuzino, the granddaughter of ruler Şerban Vodă Cantacuzino and heiress of the Stoeneşti estate,had a modest wooden church erected for the Moara Domnească inhabitants In the picturesque area, under the patron saint of St. Hierarch Nicholas,. Later on, the church was abandoned, as the villagers preferred the imposing Pasărea Monastery located in the neighbourhood.
In 1817 a group of churchgoers built another brick church in the place of the old one, which came into the care of the Mavros family.
In 1852 Moara Domnească was owned by General Nicholas Mavros and his wife Sevasta Alexandrina Şuţu. Their family played a significant role in the development of the future Moara Domnească town.
Today the church rebuilt in 1909 by Paulina Kontzebue shelters the bones of General Pavel Kiseleff and his wife Lidia.
Paulina Mavros, the daughter of General Nicholas Mavros, was married to the Consul Ernest de Kontzebue, the Russian plenipotentiary minister in Washington. Their home at Moara Domnească hosted numerous personalities of the time.
The Consul was the primary cousin of General Pavel Kiseleff, who was a permanent guest of the Moara Domnească residence.
Following the Crimean War, the Russian officer and writer Lev Nicolaevici Tolstoy, who was a relative and close friend of Consul Kontzebue, was a political exile for a year and a half. He lived at Moara Domnească as guest of the Kontzebue family. His home can be visited today as one of the tourist attractions of the area.
Also during her stay at Moara Domnească, Lidia (former Suhanova), who was a sculptor and wife of the general of the Kontzebue division, made the Aviator Heroes Monument in Bucharest which is an important monument in Bucharest.
A seen from the above, this place is full of history. The Moara Domnească farm is located in a place where many personalities of the time, including the interwar period, lived on 10 Kontzebue Street, in a picturesque setting nearby 16 ha of water surface.