The construction of the Ugalde house was carried out in the early 50’s. That is why, and being a house commissioned for a summer use in a docile climate, the original construction systems and materials had a very limited quality.
During the first decades, the successive users invested little in their maintenance. At the beginning of the 90s, the current owners occupied it and, motivated by the illusion and respect for the piece of architecture, they decided to make an analysis of the real state of conservation of the house. This was the starting point of a restoration job that has been done in phases and has lasted until today.
Possibly these interventions helped in 2003 the Generalitat of Catalonia declared the house Cultural Asset of National Interest.