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El Capricho de Comillas (1883-1885)
The window spaces are reminiscent of the gothic style, with pointed shapes developed with two consoles facing each other, instead of a lintel. The main facade features sash windows with counterweights built with metal tubes that emit musical notes when activated. At the openings at the corners of the parlor, there are two balconies with forged, founded and laminated iron rails, which actually form two benches where one can sit.
The structure of the house consists of load-bearing walls and wooden beams in the ceilings and the roof, which are supported on a wooden truss. The roof is made with Arabian tiles, although they had been replaced for some years with square pieces of fiber cement. The eaves of the roof are built on brackets built by placing the rows of bricks successively further out from the edge of the wall.
It appears that Gaudí was not actually present at any time during the construction of the edifice, having totally delegated the management of the construction to his classmate, Cristóbal Cascante, who in turn took advantage of the opportunity and acted as builder on this edifice.
The house had several different owners during the twentieth century, including a son of Eusebi Güell; in 1984, after it was restored, it fell into the hands of the Cantabria regional government's Ministry of Culture. Since 1992, it has been the property of the Japanese group Mido Development Co. Ltd., which operates a restaurant called "El Capricho de Gaudí" (Gaudí's Whim) inside the building.