Villa Ramona

There are several entrances to the estate but the main entrance is on Benimagrell street. It is formed by an iron gate flanked by two machones giving access to the garden. The dwelling was originally red almagra. The ground plan is quadrangular in shape with a projection to the southwest that becomes a low turret. Originally there was a porch supported by cast iron columns. An entrance arch led to a pathway leading to a chapel blessed in 1861. It was a free-standing building with a square floor plan, but as a result of a later extension, it ended up with its current rectangular configuration.

The French-style roofs with a steep slope and large eaves on the south façade stand out, with wooden corbels or corbels to absorb the overhangs and the cresting on the ceramic ridge tiles. On the same façade there is a central circular lantern that makes the house very unique. The roof’s finishing elements are made of curved tiles, perhaps a reuse of earlier tiles, as flat tiles were usually used during the period when the building was built.

Originally there were tiles lining the façade openings and marking the slab lines. Nowadays, the façades are shaped in the purest nineteenth-century style, with the corners and slabs painted in white, or the wrought iron parapets, as well as the openings also painted in white. The body of the building, renovated at the beginning of the 20th century, has a trimmed timber panelling, a balcony with a balustrade parapet, also made of turned wood, and the walls are re

The pine grove bordering the south originally belonged to the estate, and was crossed by an irrigation channel, which no longer exists, but the irrigation pond that was once used as a swimming pool by the young people of Benimagrell is still preserved within the estate.

In the mid-19th century the estate belonged to D. Luis Caturla y Perea. At the beginning of the present century, the owner was Juan Vicente Santafé, who became the owner by consort, and nowadays it is owned by Agustín Pastor, who has restored it as a hall for celebrations, keeping its name, Villa Ramona.