Situated on the shore of Lake Rupanco, in Entre Lagos, Chile this lovely house enjoys a set of truly wonderful views. It sits towards the highest point of the site from where it enjoys a view of the lake as well as the volcanos in the distance. This alone is enough to create a relaxing and exotic ambiance.
The house has a simple overall design with clean lines and a modern vibe
The house was designed by architect Lucas Maino Fernandez and was completed in 2016. In total, it offers 343 square meters of living space which are organized in a way that allows the inhabitants to take advantage of the surroundings but also to enjoy an intimate and inviting ambiance. The house is oriented towards the South which presented a set of design challenges. For example, a large and continuous skylight had to be added in order to bring more natural light into the house.
The site is surrounded by lots of greenery and trees that frame the gorgeous views
The skylight is part of the Northern section of the house and brings lots of natural sunlight directly into the living and dining areas. These spaces are large and open, with exposed beams up on the ceiling and a concrete fireplace that draws attention to the high ceiling. In comparison, the five bedrooms and their private bathrooms have lower ceilings which make them feel more warm and welcoming.
The bedrooms are placed in a line and are extended outside via a semi-covered wooden deck
Large windows and sliding glass doors allow easy access in and out and welcome the outdoors in
In addition to the cozy indoor areas, the house also enjoys a series of exterior spaces such as a bbq area, a large terrace and wooden decks which allow the living areas and the bedrooms to expand and to connect to their beautiful natural surroundings.
From this perspective it appears as though a section of the house was cut off exposing some of the interiorThe wooden deck that links the bedrooms is gradually lowered until it become flush with the gardenThe living room is really cozy and has a high ceiling with exposed beamsThe house is oriented towards the South and gets a perfect view of the lakeThe dark exterior and warm wooden interior complement each other and bring the house closer to its surroundings