Casa La Ricarda – inside

8 Mar
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Entrance

Following last Tuesday’s post about the gorgeous Casa La Ricarda, today I’ll be sharing images of the inside with you. Be prepared to delight in a house that is still as it was originally more than sixty years ago. Ready for Casa La Ricarda – inside? Here goes!

We were given the tour of the house by Marita Gomis Betrand, one of the daughters of its former owner Ricardo Gomis, who had this house designed by Antoni Bonet i Castellana back in the early 50’s of the past century. She grew up in this beautiful house and remembers many details and anecdotes from the time it was constructed in rationalist style, up until the present, and shared them with our group (organised by Openhouse) most generously. Marita informed us, that the furniture was mostly designed or otherwise chosen specifically for the house by the architect, and all upholstery was done according to his specifications.

The result is a house that is not only coherent in the construction and use of materials throughout (ceramic tiles, wall cladding, glass, etc.), but also in its decoration, most of which was bespoke and created for optimal use of the various spaces in the house. But I won’t keep you any longer with my musings! Sit back, relax, and enjoy the slideshow!

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Gorgeous, isn’t it? I love the personal details that can still be see throughout the house. Can you imagine growing up in the house? Or even living there now? Many of the group were quite ready to move in, by the time we’d been given the tour by the lovely Marita, and had the run of the house and its grounds to take photographs and delight in it, despite its very close proximity to the airport. The house is in need of being restored to its full glory, and the family are doing what they can, bit by bit, to get it ship shape again. Hence the organisation of visits to view the house, or to shoot fashion or commercials there. Should you be interested in visiting, then feel free to contact me, and I will put you in touch with Marita Gomis.

Thanks Andrew from Openhouse for organising this excursion! I hope more will follow, and of course I will share them with you here, at the Cute Suite blog!

copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Ceramic + glass wall

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3 Responses to “Casa La Ricarda – inside”

  1. Francisco Meléndez Escobar June 20, 2012 at 6:04 am #

    I would like to visit this house. I will be in catalunya for the coming month. I don’t think I can get a group together, maybe a few friends and family. Maybe. I don’t mind being incorporated with another group. Cheers and many thanks!

    • Lisette June 20, 2012 at 7:56 am #

      Hi Francisco, would you mind dropping me a line via email to let me know the dates and more or less how many people you expect will join you? Then I’ll forward it to the lovely Marita, and she can take things from there…

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