de Gràcia, 92
Living in a stone sculpture
Pere MilÓ, who married a rich widow, Mrs. Roser Segimon, wanted
to live in a spectacular house in the most cosmopolitan avenue
of the Barcelona of the time; the passeig de GrÓcia.
was the chosen arhcitect, mainly because he had just built
the neighbouring Batllˇ House, considered then the very latest
example of the local architecture. Mr. MilÓ, however, wanted
his house to be bigger; monumental. Thus, the architect built
two blocks of flats with independent accesses but unified
by the same fašade, made of stone and with undulating patterns,
with large windows allowing good interior lighting.
amazing structure in the basement wich served as a garage,
an open plan distribution of the flats which were to be used
as dwellings and an outstanding attic supporting the roof
are the most significant elements.