The Ripoll House

© Pep Escoda

The architect Josep Maria Pujol i de Barberà positioned the house, in 1913, almost on one of the city's natural viewing points, looking out over the sea in style reminiscent of a fairy-tale castle. The house belonged to the family of Leandro Ripoll from Barcelona who used to spend their summer holidays there. The original building was much bigger than the current one and its original appearance is difficult for us to envisage today because of the changes made to the construction in 1970. The complex also included the servants' quarters, a tennis court, allotments, stables and space for the carriages... The old mansion still contains many artistic features: it is worth noting the different window styles on the first floor, featuring mouldings and vertical sashes adorned with sgraffito. On the opposite part of the building (towards the wall) the façade that looks out to sea still has some original features such as the upper gallery, a curvilinear pinnacle made from trencadís (a type of mosaic made from a irregularly-sized fragments of cermic placed directly into wet mortar, typical of Modernist architecture) and a polygonal dome with mansards elegantly finished with multicoloured trencadís .

(outside view)

Passeig de Sant Antoni, 15
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