CALVET HOUSE (1898-1899)
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Carrer de Casp, 48
Barcelona


The best Barcelona building in 1900

When the Calvets, a family of industrialists, decided to have a new dwelling built in Barcelona, they did not hesitate on two points: to commissioin the project to one of the best known architects of the time and to choose a plot in the most fashionable area.

Gaudí constructed the building in Casp Street, following the typology characteristic of the houses of the period, with space for the family business and for the residence of the owners and with flats to rent.

The owners were pleased with the result and Barcelona Town Council was so enthusiastic that it designated Calvet House as the best building in1900.

     
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