ISSUE 21  |  Modest Modern

A Simple Modern House in Uruguay, Coastal Edition

May 29, 2014 11:00 AM

BY Julie Carlson

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Argentinian architect Martin Gomez Arquitectos, who specializes in beach houses in Uruguay and Argentina, is “obsessed with contextualizing his works within the landscape,” he says. This simple, single-story coastal house, set on a grassy knoll overlooking the sea in Punta del Este, gets it just right. See more at Estudio Martin Gomez Arquitectos.

Above: The wood pavilion overlooks the ocean and captures breezes via sliding doors.  

Above: A simple boardwalk leads to the house.

Above: The house opens to the outside via a system of sliding glass doors.

Above: Sunlight filters through the slatted window shades.

Above: The minimally appointed kitchen opens onto the main living space.

Above: A grouping of classic midcentury seating in the living area. 

Above: When the doors are open, the space is almost entirely open to the outdoors.

Above: Like the leather chairs? For something similar, consult 10 Easy Pieces: South American-Style Leather Chairs.

Above: Sleeping quarters are located in a grass-roofed cottage.

Above: The bedroom is paneled in white painted shiplap.

Above: Furnishings include a bedside table made from reclaimed wood.

Above: A marble slab supports a simple ceramic sink.This post is an update; the original ran on June 26, 2013.