ISSUE 78  |  Heading South

Simply Red: A Vacation House in Uruguay

June 24, 2013 9:00 AM

BY Julie Carlson

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When Andrea Summa and Marlo Trejos bought four 19th century houses in the tiny village of Garzón, in the province of Roche in Uruguay, they turned to Diego Montero of M+ Studio to create a modern indoor/outdoor compound. They gave him full creative license–and the result is a modernist concrete structure with windows and doors painted bright red (in contrast to the rustic houses that surround it on the town square).

Photographs by Tami Christiansen via Casa Vogue; first spotted on SF Girl by Bay.

Above: Cultures collide: a Coral light fixture by New Zealand designer David Trubridge hangs over a Saarinen tulip table and chairs.

Above: The cool polished concrete interiors are punctuated by dashes of red (note the cushions on the Saarinen tulip chairs).

Above: In the living room, furniture from different eras mix nicely.

Above: Kitchen cabinetry is painted black; note the rough leather drawer pulls.

Above: A view of the dining room from the tiled patio area.

Above: A rough-hewn bed made from reclaimed timbers.

Above: Red painted window mullions in a bedroom.

Above: A floating concrete shelf with a modern sink.

Above: A concrete well anchors the courtyard.

Above: The cobalt blue pool.

Above: The austere concrete structure is animated by dashes of vibrant color (note the cobalt blue pool). Circular beds are planted with 30 varieties of fruit trees.