Situated in the Valparaiso Area in Chile, this private residence was developed by Par Arquitectos to be constructed on a slightly sunken web site with a gentle slope. The strategy is that of a fundamental and optimized system complemented by exterior terraces and primary rooms open to the panoramic views of the valley and of the ocean. The design and style is that of two rectangular pavilions that overlap in one particular corner, from exactly where they create perpendicularly. The top volume that includes the day location of the property runs towards the ocean, with the living area and the front so that it gets the very best ocean views. The dining location shares the exact same open space as the living space, whereas the kitchen is closed and set at the back of this volume. The flat roof of the bottom volume serves as terrace for the living location. The principal entrance is reached by way of a suspended wooden bridge that joins the rooftop terrace. The upper volume cantilevers in front, making a covered terrace underneath that can be accessed from the 3 bedrooms of the bottom volume. The bottom volume spreads parallel to the coastline, so that all the 3 primary bedrooms get pleasure from the garden and the open view. From the garden, a flight of stairs that connects to the top terrace runs on the side of the ground floor volume.
The façades of both volumes are clad horizontally in wood planks. At the leading the planks conserve the all-natural wood color, whereas the planks covering the bottom volume have been stained black.
The several glazed surfaces and sliding doors provide stunning views from the inside and straightforward access to admire the open views from the terraces and the garden.
The exterior landscaping is done with gravel, wooden beams and semi-desert bushy plants.
The interior design and style of the living and dining space is quite eclectic. The furniture is a mix of wicker sofas with a rustic dining table and chairs and a retro game table with steel tube and leather vintage chairs.
The frame of the massive side window of the bottom volume is doubled on the inside by a narrow shelf structure. This floor to ceiling structure in white stained wood serves for storage and display while taking up a minimum amount of space.
The bedrooms’; floor is in wood, compared to the one particular of the living space which is in black slate. This material is warmer and matches with the more intimate function of the space. The colors utilised are soft pastels like upstairs, and we uncover the exact same eclectic mix of furniture.
At night, the light from the inside illuminates the garden spreading magical shades. The lights of the homes from the coast underneath shine like a million light bugs.