Santiago-based architects 57Studio have designed the Fray Leon House project. The luxury property can be found in Las Condes, Santiago, Chile.
According to the architects: “The contemporary Santiago house is located in a district in the east area of Santiago and one of its characteristics is the presence of old trees. The spaces are organised in a ‘H’ shaped plant adapted to the lot, having great care for the trees and creating patios that reinforce their presence from the inside.
“The first floor is organised around a native Peumo (cryptocaria alba) that goes along with the access from the south. A huge Avocado tree is the focal point on the drive and on the private wing towards the east is bounded by an old Cypress. The public space in the west wing opens towards the garden through a terrace by the north. The contemporary Santiago property is preceded by a paved esplanade built to prolong the approach of the visitor towards the access, where the Peumo gains a major presence.”