If you’re planning to visit Barcelona later this year, make sure to put in your script to visit architect Antoni Gaudi’s first home, it will officially be open to the public as a museum in fall of 2017, reported Arch Daily.
In 1883, the acclaimed architect built his first home, Casa Vicens, and with it came new design techniques and the birth of modernism.
Located at 24 Carolines Street, this beautiful house set a new standard for its time, as one of the city’s first Art Nouveau buildings, with a style of Neo-Mudéjar and hints of orientalist architecture.
In the begging it was composed of four stories, the ground floor features a gallery and a waterfall located in a parabolic arch. Gaudi’s love of color is also evident in the facade of the house.
Later, the Jover family, who took ownership of the home, made significant changes to the property. The changes included turning the single-family dwelling into three separate homes, and a changing Gaudi’s original staircase. The estate doubled in size and saw two more reconstructions between 1935 and 1964.
In 1993, Casa Vicens became a historical monument, and in 2005 UNESCO declared the home a World Heritage Site.
In 2015, MoraBanc bought the house and started his rehabilitation with an opening date as a museum set for 2016.