Paloma’s young and teenage children wanted a lake house in San Bernardino that would serve to gather the family and have friends over. Thinking about the functionality for both today and the future, when Paloma would also host her children’s families, the house has independent areas that also share a common meeting space for the big family.
With more than 5000m2 by Lake Ypacarai, the property facilitated the installment of the residence in a clearing at the center, thus maintaining the existing trees.
The house is constituted by a set of planes, which create beach-vibe volumes, reinforcing a restful and relaxing atmosphere. The spaces, which are open to both the lake and garden, are protected from the summer sun by marquees and pergolas.
A spacious central area serves almost like a hotel lobby, with a 12m window framing the lake, and leading to an integrated terrace and infinity pool that blends into the view.
At the top floor, the lounge and open terraces generate different environments for the heterogeneous groups that will inhabit this house on weekends and summers.
The architects knew how to materialize my idea of being able to see the lake and being in touch with it at all times. Its infinity can be seen as soon as you open the gate, thanks to the transparent system of its marvelous design. My house is practical, modern, and cozy!
Year of project: 2016
Year of construction: 2017
Construction area: 680 m2
Construction Company: Ing. Esteban Gorostiaga
Collaborators: Architects Martín Álvarez, Giselle Montanholi, and Sanie Sisa
Location: San Bernardino, Paraguay