The unique house designed by Tobia Scarpa in Spain

A beautiful unique late 19th century home located in Barcelona

Beautiful unique late 19th century home, located in the heart of the Sant Gervasi neighbourhood in Barcelona, near important streets in Barcelona such as Carrer Balmes and Via Augusta. Hidden away in a quiet private alley that preserves the spirit of that time, the versatility of this home’s design is ethereal and timeless.
In 1997, Tobia Scarpa, a distinguished Italian architect, renovated the century-old house completely. Amongst other prizes, he won the prestigious Compasso d’Oro award in 2008 for lifetime achievement. A quote by this famous architect defines the sobriety he uses to design:

 

“Knowing how to build is a debt to technique. Knowing how to give a meaning to things I create is a debt to logic required by the forms”

 

The house stands out for its elegance and simplicity. Every detail receives its required attention. Stone and wood finishes combine in perfect harmony. The natural light permeating every room conveys warmth and provides the house with an air of serenity.

Access to the property is through the sumptuous front garden.

This beautiful town house is 588 m2 and consists of four floors (135m2each), two mezzanine floors as well as a 122m2 rooftop terrace that includes a swimming pool. A magnificent staircase connects all the floors. A lift was recently installed, respecting Scarpa’s style.

Every floor features three separate areas. The central part provides access to all the floors and to two open plan areas, one on each façade, providing them with a unique personality; a study room, a private living room and a double-height bedroom harmoniously blend in with each other.

The impressive back façade featuring 18 large windows, meticulously combining wood, iron and glass, overlook the beautiful back garden, the secret best kept of the house.

The garden also boasts a charming patio that can be accessed through the semi-basement, where the kitchen and dining room are located.

The property features magnificent rooms, open plan areas, luxury finishes and Venetian mosaic floors. Its ceilings have a height of over 5 metres on the main floor and almost 4 metres on the remaining floors. The windows in every room, including the bedrooms are 3,3 metres high and 2 metres wide.

Christian Espagne, interior designer and antiques dealer, recently revitalised the house, respecting its original style.

 

See other properties in the same area:

> Luxury properties in Barcelona

> Luxury properties in Barcelona – Sarrià

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