ISSUE 78  |  Heading South

Simply Red: A Vacation House in Uruguay

June 24, 2013 9:00 AM

BY Julie Carlson

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.