This amazing cozy property we discovered on Sotheby’s Realty features a unique location, situated in a private complex of cottages “Pueblo Mio”, in Punta del Este, Uruguay. The spacious, modern house is ideal for large families and entertaining, with a land area of 12,000 square meters. The magnificent home features excellent architecture, construction and design with a large entrance hall, kitchen, living and dining room with access to a large gallery, with a spacious separate living area with entertainment room. The master suite has its own living room, large dressing room and bathroom. There are two children’s bedrooms with an en-suite bathroom and spacious living. The house has five guest suites each with its own terrace and large central living. Large terraces overlooking the meadow and the lake, an amazing lakeside pool, large barbecue grill with its own outdoor living room and bathroom.
This spectacular property is listed for sale at $5,500,000, from here.
This fabulous vacation cabin is located in La Pedrera, a wild region to the north of Uruguay and is owned by Argentine artist Pablo Reinoso. The cabin is composed of two huts that have been united; the original is elevated on wooden stilts to avoid moisture. Much of the family life takes place on the relaxing front porch, shaded by a thatched roof. The Thonet chairs share personal space with other, made in wood and leather. The house has many spots like this, specially designed to enjoy the southern summer. The main lounge has been designed as practical space open to the landscape and with a few elements, a flea market table, an armchair Thonet and a sofa with cotton fabrics from India. The kitchen has been integrated into the landscape, thanks to large windows featuring expansive views and plenty of natural light.
Built with simple vertical trunks placed in varying heights, a ladder allows access from the living room to an attic loft guest bedroom. The guest bedroom features two twin beds dressed with bedspreads from India, protected by a mosquito net. The master bedroom has been minimally designed in white with rustic furnishings of bedside tables armed with tree trunks by Pablo Reinoso. The master bathroom brings in nature with a huge tree trunk that is immersed in the polished cement floor and serves as a heated towel rail. The back of the house features a small porch, fully immersed in the wonderful surroundings. The second hut features a hammock for relaxation that was picked up at a local market. The terrace, located at the top of the second hut, allows the owner’s full enjoyment of views of the Atlantic Ocean. For returns from the beach, a few hundred meters from the house is a platform that has been installed with an artisanal wooden outdoor shower with a simple mirror and a chair. Via
La Boyita Residence is a stunning beach house designed by Argentinian firm Estudio Martin Gomez Arquitectos located in La Boyita, Punta del Este, Uruguay. Completed in 2009, the 6,458 square foot (600 square meters) the striking contemporary places a huge emphasis on outdoor living and entertaining areas. Here is a project description from the architects, â€œthe single-storey beach house can be found on a unique plot, due to its size, location and views. The owners dreamt of owning a peaceful summer house where they could relax and unwind. The contemporary home consists of five areas which contain a main block with a living and dining area with the fantastic views to the sea and overlooking the swimming pool. The other quarters contain a service area and guest rooms. The separate independent areas were important to make the owners guests feel like they were staying at a private hotel. The gallerias that surround the concrete blocks end up creating the illusion that the outdoor spaces are living rooms and create a fluid transition between the interior and the exterior with fantastic panoramic views.â€
Visit the website of Estudio Martin Gomez Arquitectos here.
Set on one of Punta del Este’s most exclusive areas of Uruguay, La Teta y La Luna is one of the city’s most iconic homes. The residences vast landscape is composed of different gardens with different feels, lying over one of the few private beaches in town. The property consists of miles and miles of pink sand, a mini soccer field, a lake and an infinity pool completes the fascinating nature that surrounds the stone made house.
Designed by the late Uruguayan architect Horacio Ravazzani, the property features five bedrooms and an additional bedroom in an outdoor guest cabana. The master suite boasts spectacular ocean views, a luxury dressing room and en-suite bathroom. Separated from the children’s bedroom by the family room, it gives a feeling of privacy and romance. The children’s room has been decorated with both old and new materials, filled with children friendly details and creative decor accents. Its bathroom and dressing room are equally detailed and both comfortable and modern with that natural twist that fills the house.
The private office is small but quiet with ocean views, separated from the private area of the two main bedrooms by a long hallway that leads to the entertainment area where the huge living room and dinning room are. Designed for entertaining guests or for spending family time, the comfortable sofa, the games area and the fireplace by the dinning area are the ideal place for summer evenings.
The open dining area features both garden and ocean views with dramatic high ceiling and a fireplace for the cooler nights.
The private kitchen nook is just off the kitchen featuring large bay windows with incredible views out to the ocean.
The bohemian and eclectic accents of the house decor reach the kitchen area with its huge table and stunning views of the house, the garden and the ocean.
A long hallway separates the private spaces of the home from the more public spaces.
The family room is located on the ground floor with ocean views.
The master suite boasts spectacular ocean views, a luxury dressing room and en-suite bathroom.
The private office is small but quiet with ocean views, separated from the private areas of the home by a long hallway.
The master bathroom is very spacious with a romantic ambiance.
The children’s room has been decorated with both old and new materials, filled with children friendly details and creative decor accents.
Equipped with two king-size beds, a dressing room and a full bathroom, this guest bedroom that faces the infinity pool.
This guest bedroom is located outside the main building, with views to the gardens and an artificial lake.
This guest room lies beneath the pool and faces the secret garden. Its blue walls, its views and its privacy make it one of the house’s preferred enclaves.
The guest bathroom brings the exterior stone facade to the interior, with a large countertop and rustic style ambiance.
Far across the main garden, near the lake, a luxury guest cabana makes the perfect couple retreat.
The large property also features outdoor dining on a terrace and a massage room located in the basement.
This beautiful stone house is located in the district of Jose Ignacio, Uruguay on 2 km of coastline of fine sandy beaches, secluded lagoons and creeks. This three-year-old house was constructed from local fieldstones and materials that had been salvaged from older houses nearby. The structure was designed Argentine-based architect Guillermo Alonso Reyes, so that every room including the kitchen has an ocean view. Polished concrete floors run throughout the spaces.
The home is on a two-and-a-half-acre property with a swimming pool, a rock garden and landscaping dotted with native plants. The great room feature dramatic 20-foot high ceilings and a wall of French doors that spills out onto the terrace. The beautiful gourmet island kitchen features a hand-made 100-year-old pinewood cutting board. The cabinetry is custom antique pine wood, and the 80-year-old English porcelain farm sink was discovered in a local antique shop. The countertop material is Carrara marble. The home also features maidÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s quarters located just off the kitchen. The home contains four bedrooms, two on each side of the great room, designed with exposed stone walls, French doors and en-suite bathrooms.
The stone arches in the great room are held together by compression, not masonry.
An island in the kitchen is topped with Carrara marble. The cabinets are pine. There are polished concrete floors throughout the house.
The kitchen sink is porcelain. It is 80 years old and was found in a nearby antique shop.
The bedrooms are laid out with two on each side of the great room. Windows brighten the hallway leading to one pair of bedrooms.
The bedrooms all have exposed stone walls, French doors and en-suite bathrooms.
The bathtub, right, is fashioned from a depression in the concrete floor of the room. Each bathroom also has a stall shower.
The house is a long, narrow rectangle, laid out so that every room faces water.
An antique tub in one of the bathrooms. Lavender grows outside the window.
This gallery is an informal outdoor dining area off the kitchen. The wooden beams that shade the patio were reclaimed from an older house in the area.
Lavender seen in silhouette through the curtains.
A view out to the pool. Light is abundant with skylights and windows throughout and the interiors are decorated in earthy tones and with exquisite taste.
A terrace on the roof gives a view of the surrounding countryside.
The home has 100-year-old roof tiles and ceilings with exposed aged wood beams, giving the house an antique charm but with modern comforts.
The property features a very large deck complete with barbecue that opens out onto the lawn and swimming pool with hydro-massage and solarium.
The front door is made from reclaimed pine and antique iron hinges.
The lighthouse. Jose Ignacio is a resort town with upscale restaurants and a spa. It’s about a mile from the house.
Photos: Horacio Paone
Argentines Federico Bonomi and Cynthia Kern purchased thisÂ 1850′s original farmhouse in Uruguay with the idea of turning it into a hotel. When the restoration was over they decided to keep it as their own second home. It is located in Carmelo which is a short distance from the border with Argentina. Well out of the ordinary, they left some of the walls completely bare and raw and combined antique and rustic furniture, floral prints and whimsical details in every room.
During the renovation, the house grew considerably in height and breadth, but it is virtually impossible to see what was built in the 1850′s and what has beenÂ currently added. The owner’s used local and traditional materials, with raw stone walls and a flower pattern as their main theme running throughout their home. The inspiration for this theme is the couple’s clothing line called Kosiuko. Leaving several walls barren without any color,Â seems to be a mega-trend in Argentina, Uruguay and Chile. In the photo above, the half-crazed lightsÂ in the entrance hall adds a touch of glamour and humor. Via
The couple originally thought about turning the giant Villa into a hotel, but changed their minds along the way and now it is their vacation home.
A welcoming entrance is dressed in a flowered wallpaper, which alludes to patterns that the owner’s used in collections in their fashion company Kosiuko.
The family bedrooms are located on the upper level.
The huge fireplace is decorated with ceramic tiles of varying patterns.
Mixed recycled ceramic tiles for the kitchen floor.
On the veranda is a pair of old hospital beds that the home owner painted delicious pink.
Fine old plates and matching pillow fabrics makes this a work of art.
French style rug painted by hand directly on the wood flooring in the dining room.
A rosa guest bathroom is extra romantic thanks to lots of flowers pasted on the bathtub.
Old furniture has been restored to natural beauty.
Artist Carlos PÃƒÂ¡ez VilarÃƒÂ³ was born in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1923. He purchased a property along theÃ‚Â eastern sea of Uruguay’s scenic Punta Ballena, in 1958, building a small, wooden lodge that over time became “Casapueblo” (“House-Village”). The sprawling compound, a whitewashed cement structure reminiscent of Mykonos, Greece, was built in stages by the artist to resemble the mud nests created by the region’s native hornero birds, and became his home, work studio and museum. Though he resided in Casapueblo, his “living sculpture,” by 1968, VilarÃƒÂ³ continued to add on toÃ‚Â the structure at his desire, at times adding a room for a particular guest. He later opened a section of Casapueblo to tourism as a hotel. The above photograph is his creation called “Casapueblo” in Uruguay. The photographs below are of his homes on a propertyÃ‚Â in Tigre, Buenos Aires, Argentina called “Bengala,” named after the Bengal Tiger.Ã‚Â The original house on the propertyÃ‚Â is used by the artist asÃ‚Â a work, at the opposite end of the immense garden hidden in the tropical forest stands Bengal, the astonishing house with galleries and cupolas designed in a similar style to that of Casapueblo. Via
The original building construction is between 140 to 150 years old with a natural Tigre aesthetic.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â VilarÃƒÂ³ uses this building as his work studio.
In the circular living room is the heart of Bengala. The natural light coming from the roof reflects on the bronze maritime theme artwork above the fireplace.
This is the domed ceiling in the living room.
The circular lines and textured walls envelop every room in the house giving you a clear sense of shelter and warmth.
Every corner is a new discovery. Behind the bar there is a recycled antique train part.
A view from the front doorÃ‚Â with a staircaseÃ‚Â featuring a fascinating oval opening and a library consisting of statues and totems from his years in Africa.
This large hallway leads to the guest area.
This corridor connects the main sector with the guesthouses, which operates as a separate house with living room, kitchen and even its own bar.
The dining room table, designed byÃ‚Â VilarÃƒÂ³,Ã‚Â was made from a huge cable reel. The holes were addedÃ‚Â to place candles. The beam above the table was salvaged from an old railroad track.
This guest bedroom continues with the lines and curves of the remainder of the house, butÃ‚Â is uniqueÃ‚Â in that it breaks from the traditional white.
Although this bedroom is found in an seperate building, it is onlyÃ‚Â steps away from the main house and connected through a path of sugarcane plantations.
A table with individual bluish ceramic tiles is encapulated around a fig and palm tree that acts as a natural parasol. Chairs made out of wickerÃ‚Â invites one toÃ‚Â aÃ‚Â tranquilÃ‚Â environment.
The upstairs bedroomsÃ‚Â all lead to the same large terrace that transports itself into a world of perforated domes.
The cement domes have beenÃ‚Â perforated with crystals of colors, inspiredÃ‚Â by coral reefs andÃ‚Â marine animals.
With a scheme that mimics its Uruguayan pair, Bengala was constructed with classic lines and similar standards of design.