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).
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.