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Houses that inspire: Punta del Este according to Martín Gómez

One of my favorite places in the world is Punta del Este, in Uruguay. Actually it is very close to Buenos Aires. It is located on a narrow strip of land less than 1 km wide. Its beaches are divided into "la Mansa" on the west side, and "la Brava" on the east side. The name given to these beaches is due to the fact that the first, on the side of the Silver river (although its waters are salty and green) and being protected from the winds and currents coming from the Atlantic Ocean, it almost always presents its calm waters, while the beach “Brava”, being already oceanic, has a rather more impetuous swell, A perfect place for surfers in the world.

Casinos, the film Festival most important in Latin America and all the glamor that usually surrounds these events, together with the fabulous pristine beaches and the exuberant nature turns Punta del Este into a Cannes at the mouth of the Río de la Plata.

And this earthly paradise is the one chosen by the Argentine architect Martin Gomez To realize many of your projects. The impressive house that we show you today, is located in La Boyita. Obsessed with contextualizing his works within the landscape in which he is immersed, Martín Gómez makes his works more than just commissions.

A complex process in which the tasks of the architect, interior designer, landscape designer and graphic designer overlap. The use of natural resources In direct contact with their environment and the ability to show a conductive thread in all their projects over time, is their premise.

And that is something we can check in this house, strategically located on the beachfront has spectacular views of it. All the materials used for its construction are native. The stone, the slate and the cement, one of the favorites of Martín Gómez's projects, together with the weathered wood by the intense sun that bathes the beaches of the Atlantic Ocean.

The whole house is a continuity of the nature on which it is built, the long porches, the well-kept garden with its original tiles of access to the house, a house with large windows not to miss anything of the wonderful landscape and thanks to its location, away from prying eyes despite being completely exposed.

From any room in the house you can see the outside, even in bed, with a beautiful headboard of capitone skin matching the footwear at the foot of the bed, you can enjoy the sunrises over the sea. The ceilings are high, which allows to play with the decoration, the huge chimney It occupies a wall lined with wood, the long and narrow columns of the dining room, as wide as the rest of the house, with floors of polished stone, ideal for a house that constantly enters from the beach.

A wonderful place with a house that integrates perfectly into the landscape, Martín Gómez's projects are a dream come true. Do you know Punta del Este?

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