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Tradition and culture

Sa Torre Cega

The family history of the March Servera couple

The site was purchased in 1915, and the following year Guillem Reynés Font (1877-1918) was appointed to lead the construction project. Reynés was one of the early twentieth century’s most prominent architects, and his professional relationship with Juan March was productive, as March entrusted him with several projects. Initially influenced by Modernism, Reynés’ work veered towards Regionalism, and it was this style that he adopted for Sa Torre Cega, considered a benchmark for this particular style in Mallorca. The house is built to a square floor plan, and has three storeys and a side tower. It is built around a central courtyard, and on the outside, the building is surrounded by a wide, landscaped terrace.

Some of the outstanding features of Reynés’ project are the appearance and solidity of the façades — and in particular the imposing stairway leading to the house, built to compensate for the uneven ground. The house we see today is the result of several refurbishments. One refurbishment was undertaken in 1930 by the architect Guillem Forteza Piña, and others in the 1960s and 1970s when the property passed to Bartolomé March Servera. Significant changes were then made to modernise the interior (the new décor was the work of Maison Jansen of Paris), the patio was covered over, and creative decorative solutions were applied in a contemporary, Mediterranean style. With the help of the well-known English landscaper Russel Page, major renovations were made to the garden. It was during this period that the famous Sa Torre Cega gardens were designed and planted.

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