The footprint of the architect Antonio Gaudi in Barcelona is one of the greatest heritage and tourism assets of Barcelona. However, the work of this modernist genius was not confined to the urbanised Barcelona as there are many other notable examples in different parts of this province. In the 4th August edition, the prestigious newspaper The New York Times paid recognition to a stately home in Santa Coloma de Cervelló, which is a manor house included in the portfolio of Engel & Völkers.
Since the article's publication, interest in this property boomed. Following the same pattern as other important men in Barcelona, such as the industrialist Eusebio Güell, Gaudi whose orders gave birth to some of the most visited buildings in Barcelona, decided to build a house on the outskirts of the city. The subject property would combine functionality and comfort, since Güell's intention was to provide accommodation to the staff members who worked in various factories.
The choice of location was no problem for the industrialist, who selected an old mansion s. 14th to transform it into the beautiful villa that it is today. The renovation materials were of high quality and this is why the mansion is still in such a good condition today. In fact, you can clearly see the durable wooden frames on the windows. as seen in the wood of eucalyptus surrounding the windows. The greatest value of this mansion lies in the elements that were directly imagined and created by Gaudi.
Maintaining the characteristic physiognomy of Catalan farmhouses, the typical modernist details can be seen inside. A chandelier is the best example of this artistic movement as it is clearly from the first decades of the 20th century. The stone used in the structure of the house and the soil mixed with clay tiles give the grounds a more rustic and consistent feel that make this villa suitable for residential use.
These aspects are integrated seamlessly with other such representative samples of Gaudi's architecture. For example, the arches that were built on the top floor represent the vast imagination of this talented architect. Today, the house is owned by a French antiques collector, Janine Vacassy, who is responsible for providing everything you need to enjoy a comfortable stay at this mansion. In fact, the original idea of the owner was to convert the villa into a charming hotel and take advantage of its 8 rooms and strategic location.
Source: The New York Times.