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BCNP5632 | Eixample

Historic Majestic Property, Barcelona’s Modernist Jewel

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486 m²

Built Surface

6

Bedrooms

5

Bathrooms

Casa Juncosa, an iconic example of modernist architecture in Barcelona, was designed in 1909 by the prominent architect Salvador Vinyals. It perfectly exemplifies the historical elements of Catalan modernism, an artistic and architectural movement that flourished in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in this city. This residence, built in the early 20th century, is a magnificent example of the influence of modernism on Barcelona’s architecture.

Casa Juncosa features distinctive characteristics of this artistic style, such as the use of organic forms, curved lines and an abundance of decorative details. The façade of the house is notable for its floral ornamentation on its elaborately designed balconies. Modernism sought to fuse artistic beauty with functionality and Casa Juncosa is a testament to this vision.

In addition to its architectural significance, Casa Juncosa also holds a historical connection to the industrial family of the Juncosa Chocolates. The Juncosa’s were a family dedicated to the production of chocolates and confectionery in Barcelona, and their success in the business allowed them to commission the construction of this luxurious modernist residence as a symbol of their status and prosperity.

The house served as a space where the family could live surrounded by comfort and refinement, reflecting their business success. This relationship between Casa Juncosa and the chocolate family highlights the interconnection between modernism, architecture and Barcelona’s industrial history.

The main floor, dedicated to the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Juncosa, is where we appreciate its most notable architectural elements. Its formidable original stained glass windows, produced by the prestigious French company Maumejean, stand out. This was established in Barcelona in the early twentieth century, introducing elements of Art Nouveau from Europe. These stained glass windows are authentic original works of art that add a touch of beauty and color to the house.

The floors of Casa Juncosa are a testimony to modernism at its best, with Nolla hydraulic mosaics as well as tesserae mosaics. We find this type of mosaics in emblematic buildings such as Casa Batlló, the Palau de la Música or the Palau Güell. The choice of these hydraulic mosaics further enhances the artistic and architectural importance of Casa Juncosa in the context of modernism in Barcelona.

The house also has wooden floors with inlaid marquetry and mahogany wood from Cuba, adding a touch of exquisiteness to its design. Particularly noteworthy is all the original bronze ironwork, which is a clear example of the influence of Art Nouveau, emphasizing rebellious lines as a cry for freedom in the face of industrialization.

A unique feature of Casa Juncosa is its German-style living-dining room, which obeys the Germanophile tastes of the Catalan bourgeois society of the early twentieth century. In short, it is an authentic work of art that reflects the bourgeois Barcelona and its ambition in the reflection of a status in a city that opened its walls and expanded in the Eixample. It is a piece of architectural and historical art of Barcelona.

The restoration of Casa Juncosa has been carried out by a team of highly qualified professionals who have returned the main floor to its original splendor, respecting to the maximum its origins and preserving all its original pieces. This ensures that this jewel of Catalan modernism will continue to be a living testimony to Barcelona’s rich architectural history and a marvel for future generations. Its new owner will have the exclusive pleasure of enjoying this work of art to the fullest.

Features

  • Open kitchen
  • Guest flat
  • Laundry room
  • Library
  • Office
  • Balcony
  • Multipurpose room
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm system
  • Concierge service
  • Heating
  • High ceilings
  • Natural light
  • Outdoor Kitchen/ BBQ
  • Terrace - Private
  • Characteristics

  • Cafes/ Restaurantes
  • Near the city center
  • Nearby international schools
  • City views
  • Residential area
  • Nearby public transport
  • Interior
  • Exterior
  • Lifestyle

  • Metropolitan
  • Historic
  • Location

    The Eixample district is the most emblematic of Barcelona since the nineteenth century. Of a renowned model urban planning devised by the engineer Ildefons Cerdá, Eixample marks the epicenter of the city from its main streets: The luxurious Passeig de Gràcia, the commercial Rambla de Catalunya and the updated Passeig de Sant Joan, housing the majority of the modernist architectural icons, such as La Sagrada Familia, La Pedrera or La Casa Batlló of the great Antoni Gaudí. It is a large, quiet but exciting  residential area with extremely convenient commercial activity, designed to respect the privacy of the homes.

    The Catalan modernist architecture so characteristic of stately airs, but with great cosmopolitan touches, extends throughout the neighborhood to the delight of those who wish to live modernism from within, since it is possible to acquire homes within regal estates with valuable original architectural elements, period pieces and even historical and protected.

    Schools, squares, wadis, parks, stores and restaurants give dynamism to the area that differentiates the Right from the Left, both with wide uniform streets, octagonal islands and wide island interiors that mark the internal distribution of buildings and homes. You will mostly find buildings of strong bricks, floors of generally wide dimensions, medium or high ceilings, with balconies that give to the wide streets or the inner patios of the Cerdá Plan.

    Keep in mind this living in the Eixample district, if you are looking for a neighborhood where you can have everything within walking distance or very well connected to public transport, both basic and luxury stores, trendy restaurants or even your workplace among the many offices and stores, this could be your neighborhood.

    If you want to walk among the iconic monuments of the city, with the comfort of equal distance to any other point or neighborhood in the city. Consider Eixample if you are a lover of modernist, stately and typical Catalan architecture and a high street feeling. If you want to live in the vital and cultural epicenter of Barcelona, where everything happens.

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