Peraza House

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Casa Peraza
Peraza House
The Valley is located between the Chapel of the Snows in Famara massif, mountain and Vallichuelos Temesa.This house
was built in the first half of the fifteenth century and was owned by the first lords of Lanzarote, is Don Diego Garcia de Herrera and Doña Inés de las Casas.This last had inherited the property from his father Alfonso de las Casas, which in turn had bought the rights to the Duke of Fog island. Indeed, following the withdrawal in Jean de Bethencourth scene, his nephew Maciot trying to sell the islands to the Portuguese, but the natives revolt and get Lanzarote prevent the act of sale, so that the Lord named Hernan Reyes Peraza. Property actually arrives Hernán be married to Inés de las Casas - daughter of Alfonso de las Casas and mother of the aforementioned Inés de las Casas, married to Diego Garcia de Herrera, which had bought the rights to the Duke of Fog by 5000 Moorish gold.
Architecture
Retains the simplicity of the architecture of Lanzarote.
Stresses its plant in a "u" torales closed by walls and entrance gate. Its dimensions are variable, with a central courtyard to which all buildings open house to establish a vent valve and horizontal communication. There is little opening to the outside window as this being a variant Mediterranean home.
Its rooms are holes or longitudinal framed lore carpentry, flat roof gable a "leftover" wooden balconies.
The materials used were found in nature, such as volcanic stones bonded with mud. The covers are usually twofold view supported with a structure made ​​of wooden beams.
The ceilings and walls are painted white with lime, material used for sanitizing and waterproofing property and because lime acts as a screen natural that prevents sunlight from penetrating the housing and it stays fresh.
The doors are opening or esquicialeras hinges, two leaves the main entrance, with shutter body, used to serve the visitors.
Currently all the woodwork in the house is dark wood, treated with protective oil.

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