One of the unique challenges of building this lovely family retreat was the existing building code that prevented the house from being any taller than six feet above grade on the building’s uphill side.
Uncomplicated in its design and responding to the unique demands of the countryside in which it sits Casa Chontay manages to combine serenity and comfort with traditional construction techniques.
The gorgeous home now features a blend of the 50s Ranch style rustic touches that give it inviting warmth and modern ergonomics that make the life of its young homeowners an absolute delight.
The use of dark-toned wooden surfaces and finishes also adds to the tropical style of the home that is accentuated by the design of the ceiling and the lovely shutters. With summers getting really hot on this beautiful Aussie island the ‘completely open’ design allows for natural cooling with the ocean breeze flowing through the interior.
Décor is kept simple and minimal with the likes of classic Eames Lounger adding timeless appeal to an otherwise distinctly modern interior. As is the norm these days large sliding glass doors make their presence felt in every room even as the homeowners are tempted to spend more time outdoors than inside. Brilliant lighting and minimal accessories complete a Texas home that reinterprets that classic ‘courtyard house style’ by adding contemporary sheen.
A healthy dose of greenery on the lower level creates a fabulous fusion between the interior and the poolscape and backyard beyond the sliding glass doors. The two lower levels of the home contain the public spaces and guest room while the top floor house the master suite and additional bedrooms.
Nestled on a quiet little plot in the beautiful Argentine Patagonia brings together unabated views of the forest landscape that surrounds it and the Limay River that becomes a part of its lovely backyard!