Many Modernist elements in Casa Burés were hidden under layer upon layer of paint, particularly in the Burés Residences.
The Burés Residences contains the Hansel and Gretel room, the Louis XV room and the chapel, which stand out for their great artistic quality, the level of detail in their finishes and the wide range of materials used.
The Hansel and Gretel room takes its name from the opera of the same name by German composer Engelbert Humperdinck, who was very popular during this period. Its most noticeable feature is a fireplace decorated with a scene from Hansel and Gretel. The fireplace was originally decorated with wood and brass features, as well as a mosaic made with thousands of tiny tesserae. The wood features on the fireplace were created by Gaspar Homar, one of the Catalan Modernist movement’s most prominent furniture designers and decorators.