Palace in La Quinta de Sierra Blanca

10,900,000 €


The combination of several factors over time makes it difficult to find a unique model of traditional Andalusian architecture, unless its diversity is considered as this distinctive feature, in fact the various authors, not very abundant by the way, who approach the study Or description of the Andalusian popular architecture affirm the impossibility of defining a type of house Andalusian.

However, within the topical images on Andalusia, there seems to be an archetype of an architecture defined by a few, with its constant features: the obsessive use of lime, the contrast of its whiteness with the reddish color of the Arab tiles of the Decks, patios, tiles and flowers as ornamental complements.

The patios, the diversity and importance of the bars as a system of closing the windows, the predominance of the gable roof with the curved tile, with the conditions and exceptions, given the long historical process that conforms the Andalusian culture proper, together With the breadth of its territory, make its architecture diversify depending on the location, cortijos, etc. etc. Not so with one of the components that is considered by typical Andalusian antonomasia: the patio.

The stereotyped image of the courtyard as an articulating space of the building is a referent in a good part of the works that try to define the Andalusian architecture. However, this statement, which would be valid for the housing of the Andalusian high bourgeoisie, becomes more questionable as it descends on the social scale and, of course, is highly improbable in the homes of smallholders and especially the population Day laborer who constitutes the great majority of the Andalusian population until the sixties of last century XX.

The distribution of dependencies, according to the most traditional image, would be made from a courtyard around which all the rooms of the house revolve through a corridor, leaving the hall or hall as a space that would serve as a meeting between the street and home. However this scheme is not so simple. The closed zaguanes of ceilings, doors and baseboards in the big houses will be progressively limited to the closing “with doors” or bars.

Plaster wood, tiles, wrought iron, marble and natural stone are basic and important materials that leave their seal in the construction of the house that this book collects. But the fundamental element is the first and most exploited resource of Mudejar art: the clay brick or rustic brick.

A material like the modest red road dust is going to be converted through a signature, volume and firing into a noble material. These kneaded particles are transformed into mud that in turn will become a rough brick, with a silhouette that seems to have little grace and a strong touch. It is definitely a “rustic brick” and that name defines it fully, however the man’s hands will transform it adapting it to different shapes and can define this building that we present here as “craftsmanship in construction”.

The mixture of Roman, Gothic, Mudejar harmony and baroque movement has represented a real innovation in Andalusian craftsmanship and construction in recent years. The union of these styles that took place in the south of Spain throughout history, has made it possible to build houses signed and cataloged as what they are, authentic works of art that will last in time, without forgetting the incorporation of The latest technical advances in its construction, although they retain their essential elements that distinguish them from other houses.


  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms: 8
  • Property ID: La Quinta de Sierra Blanca 1
  • Price: 10,900,000 €
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms: 8
  • Toilet: 1
  • Plots: 3807 m2
  • Built: 1622 m2