Villa de San Juan de la Rambla
- Arquitectura Doméstica. Arquitectura Doméstica Urbana -

The house is located on the far side of the historic center of the municipality, occupying a narrow and elongated plot that borders on its back with the Las Monjas ravine, drawing its limits, in that area, a break to undertake perpendicularly to the channel of the ravine. According to the registry of the cadastre, the building was erected in 1931, although taking into account the nature of the construction, it is likely that its main container is much earlier than that year, perhaps in the late nineteenth century. Currently, and due to a profound intervention of reform, carried out at the beginning of the current century, the house is presented in an altered state, and from its visualization, it can only be intuited what could be its original appearance.

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The building, originally of modest dimensions and humble aspect, is constituted by a single quadrangular creak, of two heights, so that it joins its minor side to the street. At the moment, after this primitive construction, diverse constructive volumes are erected, that give shelter to diverse rooms, giving slack to the habitability of the house. In the deepest part of the plot, it has a backyard, bordering the channel of the Las Monjas ravine.

The façade, oriented to the north-northwest-following the alignment of the street-, presents three messy openings of different sizes and proportions: a window of squares, of almost square proportions, on the upper floor; a window, smaller and stylized, on the ground floor; and, also on the ground floor, the access door, attached to the left side of the property. This door, of current presence, is retracted, leaving before it an access porch of reduced dimensions, fenced with a half-corpsed door. The plane of the facade is topped horizontally at its upper end with a concave-convex cornice, incorporated in the last reform, and with a two-row eave of teeth. When the graphic information of the Protected Buildings Catalog of San Juan de La Rambla, 1999, was consulted, the façade was shown at that time with a different aspect: lack of cornice; the sloping roof was hidden behind a factory parapet; the window on the top floor includes a glazed upper upright; and the access door was not set back with respect to the line of ...

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Due to the lack of original construction of the house, it has to be erected with the traditional system of masonry walls and wooden structures in corridors, floors and roofs. Said roof is, in this case, inclined to four waters with pairs and row, with curved tile coverage. Of the modest size of the creak and, in addition, according to the simple character of the house, it is possible to ensure that the roof lacks braces and knuckles, solutions 'reservadas ' to constructions of greater entity and economic capacity.

At the beginning of the 20th century - probably at the end of the 1920s, taking into account the aesthetics of the analyzed elements - the façade was subjected to a static renovation, in which a factory parapet was raised to hide the sloping roof and, surely, the size and arrangement of the window on the ground floor, as well as its carpenter and that of the access door, was modified.

In recent times, housing has been subjected to a profound intervention of rehabilitation and reform, affecting these to the roof and the facade, fundamentally. This reform included a ledge under the eaves; the upper floor window was completely renovated, respecting traditional aesthetics but not functionality; the glazed leaves of the ground floor window were disassembled; and the door was removed and stanched, leaving an access porch. Except for this last peculiarity and the incorporation of the cornice, one intuits that with this last reform it has been wanted to approach the house to its most primitive aspect, giving it a more austere air.

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