Enric Sagnier i Villavecchia – Arnus House (El Pinar)

by | Apr 21, 2024 | Enric Sagnier i Villavecchia

Basic information

Location: Carrer Manuel Arnús, 1-31 – Plaça Funicular s/n. Barcelona
Qualification: xxx (3 on 5)
Present condition: Outside: Good / Inside: partially adapted to present needs.
Visits: Private owned house, visits not allowed.
Ruta del Modernisme


History and description

Designed by Enric Sagnier i Villavechia and built in 1903
The house El Pinar also known as Casa Arnús is a very impressive palace located in the “high” part of Barcelona emerging of a pine forest, into Collserola mountain, just upper of the square where is the lower station of Tibidabo mountain funicular.
The building is a family house into a magnificent garden. The plan is based in a central area cross shaped with a roof covered by colored ceramic pieces. In the west façade, two towers, one of four sides and another of eight sides.
The façade is made in stone and decorated stucco.
The main gateway has a stone house for warden’s.
The design of interior was made by Joan Busquets using for decoration vegetal shapes in walls and roofs.
The building show a fancy aspect in the nights when it is illuminated (normally Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays). This is a recommended spectacle to see from the surroundings of Avinguda Tibidabo in the high part of city.


Other Works

of Enric Sagnier i Villavecchia

In Barcelona: -Jesús i Maria School Monastery of Pompeia Caixa de Pensions Jesuits Chapel Salesian School New Customs Palace of Justice Temple of Tibidabo Arnús House (El Pinar) House Rafael Barba -Josep J. Bertrand 1 Houses -Josep J. Bertrand 2 Houses -Josep J. Bertrand 3 House -Joan Coma House -Josep Fabra House -Miquel A. Fargas House
-Ferran Cortés House -Ferrer-Vidal House -Rupert Garriga Nogués House -Rupert Garriga Nogués 2 House -Rodolf Juncadella House -Marquès de Julià House -Romà Macaya House -Camil Mulleras House -Ramon Mulleras House
-Francesc Pastor House -Isidre de Pedro House -Gustau Peyra House -Pons i Pascual Houses -Enric i Victorià de la Riva House -Victorià de la Riva House -Antoni Roger House -Enric Roger House -Tomàs Roger House
In Arenys de Mar: Iu Bosch Pantheon (Cemetery)
In Caldes d’Estrac: Passeig de les Moreres, 10 House In Camprodon: Can Cabot
In Sitges: Isabel Ferret Martorell House