The Fray Leon House is situated on the east side of Santiago, Chile, designed by architecture firm 57Studio. This impressive residence was constructed around the native old growth trees, giving respect to the landscape. Here is a project description from the architects, â€œthe interior spaces are organized around a native tree (Cryptocaria alba) that accompanies the access from the south. Through the hall, the presence of an enormous avocado tree (Persea americana) is framed towards the north, and a private wing towards the east is delimited by an old macrocarpa cypress (Cupressus macrocarpa) and some crape myrtles. Over the central wing, a second private level extends in all of its length, leaving on one end a terrace at the height of the treeâ€™s crowns. On the west wing, the public spaces open towards the northern garden through a porch, and the service areas direct their view towards an ashleaf maple (Acer negundo). The wing of services extends towards the south by means of a roof with an opening that surrounds a native Crinodendron patagua that separates the closed garage from the rest of the house. The swimming pool is located towards the west on the siteÂ´s lowest point, where the ground drop helps to conform one of its borders, articulating its presence to the rest of the garden.â€
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