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La Carolina

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$6,500,000
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Price $6,500,000

"Monte Indio" is perhaps the most representative work of the Argentine architect Pachi Firpo, who designed it towards the end of the '90s as his own residence with his wife . The place, which appears in real estate sites as "maritime farm" exceeds in quality and constructive display the usual image of this type of residential projects and no photo does justice to the perception that you have when visiting it.

Located in Portezuelo, in the coastal subdivision of "La Carolina", about 20km from Punta del Este, and very few from the Laguna del Sauce Airport, the entry from the Ruta Interbalnearia can not be more discreet and anonymous. It is after traveling a kilometer along a dirt road in impeccable condition from where the hills can be seen, that we arrive at a sculptural access formed by eucalyptus trunks between hydrangea clumps. First it impacts the planned landscaping, the visuals, the natural environment, and beyond, the dunes of the beach.

A modern, geometric, modulated façade with an access that pretends to disguise (unsuccessfully) the impressive scale of the interiors.

A plastic handling of volumes and symmetries, rigorous arrangement of axes and visuals, openwork of walls and roofs in strategic lines or points, a sense of travel and experience are discovered in each sector.

The property is developed in three modules: the main house, the guest house and the atelier of the owner of the house, overlooking a garden with olive trees. The house is entered through the winter garden (the evolution of a pergola with a subsequent enclosure, with a modulated façade through which the landscape sneaks in. Looking up, an imposing wooden structure anchored with a single pillar is discovered. main door, brought from a French-style house in Argentina, sculptures signed by Firpo of great height and even a luminary of his authorship all incredibly avant-garde and current.

A living room with skylights, large windows facing the opposite front and a huge fireplace with niches with decorative pieces, and on walls, paintings by the Argentine artist Luis Frangella or Aubusson tapestries are discovered. Share the space a huge dining table designed by the owner of a house in a single piece of lapacho. Also on the ground floor, a kitchen with dining room, a social bathroom and a bedroom with bathroom en suite. Upstairs, two additional suites with strategically optimized views that can be seen from windows whose protection is an interior shutters: simple folding of lacquered wood.

The back façade of the house forms a sort of virtual courtyard with two other smaller-scale side buildings: the atelier and the guest house, both with a simple lines, luminosity, connection with the landscape and dialogue between them that results in a outdoor area biased by virtual axes, symmetries and even then, surprises. A pergola of infinite height is the transition from the interior and houses sculptures by Firpo and Pascale. The Ampelopsis that dresses the walls and steps of the unevenness of the terrain, makes warmer and changing a bare architecture that is allowed to invade by nature.

This space synthesizes the essence of the place: good architecture, art in every corner, contact with nature, and extreme tranquility. In spite of the proximity of the sea, the sounds of birds and the wind predominate. It is crossing the house and extending the view to the sea to several hundred meters that are often used as a golf course, which is a path between acacias to a pavilion on the beach with a large deck, barbecue, and even the peculiarity of a outdoor bathroom. This sector supposes 140m of facing the sea and an equipment like for lunches with friends in rehundidos seats in the deck, protected by enclosures of eucalyptus and a generous pergola. If we had to imagine the ideal place to spend vacations, weekends or live permanently in steps of the city but preserving high expressions of nature, art and an architecture that wisely envelops and filters the environment, surely could not be designed better.

Covered Area: 900m2 / Total Area: 85000m2 / 6 bathrooms, / Modern style / Pool, Beach House / Attached tank and workshop / Irrigation / Gas boiler.

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La Carolina
House
Essentials
Price $6,500,000

"Monte Indio" is perhaps the most representative work of the Argentine architect Pachi Firpo, who designed it towards the end of the '90s as his own residence with his wife . The place, which appears in real estate sites as "maritime farm" exceeds in quality and constructive display the usual image of this type of residential projects and no photo does justice to the perception that you have when visiting it.

Located in Portezuelo, in the coastal subdivision of "La Carolina", about 20km from Punta del Este, and very few from the Laguna del Sauce Airport, the entry from the Ruta Interbalnearia can not be more discreet and anonymous. It is after traveling a kilometer along a dirt road in impeccable condition from where the hills can be seen, that we arrive at a sculptural access formed by eucalyptus trunks between hydrangea clumps. First it impacts the planned landscaping, the visuals, the natural environment, and beyond, the dunes of the beach.

A modern, geometric, modulated façade with an access that pretends to disguise (unsuccessfully) the impressive scale of the interiors.

A plastic handling of volumes and symmetries, rigorous arrangement of axes and visuals, openwork of walls and roofs in strategic lines or points, a sense of travel and experience are discovered in each sector.

The property is developed in three modules: the main house, the guest house and the atelier of the owner of the house, overlooking a garden with olive trees. The house is entered through the winter garden (the evolution of a pergola with a subsequent enclosure, with a modulated façade through which the landscape sneaks in. Looking up, an imposing wooden structure anchored with a single pillar is discovered. main door, brought from a French-style house in Argentina, sculptures signed by Firpo of great height and even a luminary of his authorship all incredibly avant-garde and current.

A living room with skylights, large windows facing the opposite front and a huge fireplace with niches with decorative pieces, and on walls, paintings by the Argentine artist Luis Frangella or Aubusson tapestries are discovered. Share the space a huge dining table designed by the owner of a house in a single piece of lapacho. Also on the ground floor, a kitchen with dining room, a social bathroom and a bedroom with bathroom en suite. Upstairs, two additional suites with strategically optimized views that can be seen from windows whose protection is an interior shutters: simple folding of lacquered wood.

The back façade of the house forms a sort of virtual courtyard with two other smaller-scale side buildings: the atelier and the guest house, both with a simple lines, luminosity, connection with the landscape and dialogue between them that results in a outdoor area biased by virtual axes, symmetries and even then, surprises. A pergola of infinite height is the transition from the interior and houses sculptures by Firpo and Pascale. The Ampelopsis that dresses the walls and steps of the unevenness of the terrain, makes warmer and changing a bare architecture that is allowed to invade by nature.

This space synthesizes the essence of the place: good architecture, art in every corner, contact with nature, and extreme tranquility. In spite of the proximity of the sea, the sounds of birds and the wind predominate. It is crossing the house and extending the view to the sea to several hundred meters that are often used as a golf course, which is a path between acacias to a pavilion on the beach with a large deck, barbecue, and even the peculiarity of a outdoor bathroom. This sector supposes 140m of facing the sea and an equipment like for lunches with friends in rehundidos seats in the deck, protected by enclosures of eucalyptus and a generous pergola. If we had to imagine the ideal place to spend vacations, weekends or live permanently in steps of the city but preserving high expressions of nature, art and an architecture that wisely envelops and filters the environment, surely could not be designed better.

Covered Area: 900m2 / Total Area: 85000m2 / 6 bathrooms, / Modern style / Pool, Beach House / Attached tank and workshop / Irrigation / Gas boiler.