Friday, July 31, 2009

Arabic House | Barcelona, Spain | Verne

This Casa Arabia was built in Barcelona, at the end of the 19th century by a Catalan architect, for an Arab prince. In a true eclectic style, the architect mingled Arab elements with neo-classic elements. Today the owners are the Swedish Klea and her husband Roberto, who run various café's and disco's in the city. A few years ago, they bought the house from a cousin of the Swedish illustrator Carl Larson. In the library Klea found books signed by Larson and demanded that the house would be sold including the books. In this way, Casa Arabia is a true mixture of the Arab, Catalan and Scandinavian culture.

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