The house at 14 Calle Carabeo is owned by the family of the poet Federico García Lorca. / F. CABEZAS

Lorca's summer house still for sale after a year on the market

The property located in Nerja's Calle Carabeo is valued at four million euros and boasts 2,190 square metres including the garden and orchard

EUGENIO CABEZAS NERJA.

More than 15 months after SUR reported that the house at 14 Calle Carabeo, belonging to the family of the poet Federico García Lorca, was up for sale, the property is still on the market.

However, the conditions of the sale have changed. In 2020 it was on the market for three million euros, but the amount has risen to four, as the current owners, three of Lorca's nieces - Isabel, Gloria and Laura - now intend to sell the entire property of 2,190 square metres. Previously it was 1,395, according to the estate agent Jacobo Armero, who has spoken to SUR.

For just over a year, Armero has been in charge of showing the house to interested buyers. "It is a very unique property, there is a number of people interested, but it is not a property that is within everyone's reach," said the architect and estate agent, who acknowledged "the great media expectation" generated by the news in the summer of 2020.

"In reality it has little to do with Lorca, because although it seems that he did spend some time on holiday there, the house belonged to his sister-in-law and was inherited by her daughters," added Armero.

There are a couple of photos on the internet that show Lorca in Nerja during that period, although none confirm that he ever stayed at the house. However, there is a rumour that the poet could be buried in the orchard, but this is something that the family has always denied.

The house is one of the largest and best-preserved properties in the area. It is more than a hundred years old, 427 square metres in size spread over two floors and has an enormous garden of 2,190 square metres, with a swimming pool and views overlooking the Nerja cliffs.

On the ground floor there are two bedrooms, two bathrooms, two living rooms, a kitchen and pantry, covered porch, patio and carport. The upstairs boasts six bedrooms, two bathrooms, two living rooms and two terraces.

The Volera association, which aims to protect the heritage of Nerja, wants the town hall to buy the property and use it as a cultural centre focusing on the Generation of '27 (an influential group of poets that arose in Spanish literary in the 1920s, of which Lorca was one) and the beginnings of tourism in the town.