Pampa Chic

TEXT AND STYLING: Matias Errázuriz
Foto: Pablo Benitez

Roses, jasmines, opened field, placidness and serenity like that is the country house of the designer Paula Cahen d Anvers and Federico Álvarez Castillo.

In the immensity of the pampas in argentine, a white palisade warns the visitor on having be crossed by a path of avenue of young poplars, crosses the distance up to the house.There are two covered constructions of ivy in its entirety, his architecture remembers to the old English railway stations, the park is a merit of Paula and Federico who planted more quantity of trees and shrubs, roses, jasmines in abundance and a lawn that looks like a carpet that gets lost in the infinite of the landscape.

Entering to the living room the decoration is very simple with sophisticated touches, the curtains are of sky blue organza, all the flowery and Scotch pillows are of the collections of clothes of when Paula was designing, the furniture were realized by carpenters of the zone ” we had many furniture and objects guarded with the wait to finish the house and be able to locate them, though Federico and I are not architects knew from a beginning the style of house that we wanted for the field, The idea was to open the landscape for the house that the exteriors were entering to the place Paula remembers “, and the windows look like pictures when the enormous park tries to deposit the living to the quarters and up to in the baths that possess large windows as big as in other environments of the house.

All the environments are easily identifiable for some objects that this identifies, in the kitchen the ancient chandelier on the table, the furniture was designed by Federico his husband, imitating the kitchens of the old country houses.

The quarters are very simple but exquisite the principal was painted of colour soft rose, it have a chimney to ignite in the fresh nights and a curious collection of pictures with motives of roses, Also it possesses a dressing room and a wide bath that looks like a picture of epoch all the decoration in the bathroom is antique the floor, the curtains, and the elements for using there is one third construction that is a new house, with three bedrooms and two bathrooms and one play room for the childrens of Paula and Federico.

This zone has a great meaning for my, they were the fields where I spend part of my childhood, paula remembers.

The great living is a wide environment that does not go unnoticed for the visitor has a very high roof and this one filled from the floor(flat) to the roof of pictures with ancient photos, engravings, and drawings of epoch, is called the attention the great large window of iron that goes from wall to wall, covered by curtains of blue sky organza.

Besides a simple dining room this the sector of the home where a great chimney dominates the sights this one framed with recycled wood the same material used for the armchairs, the coffee table, the furniture, and the game of dining room, the floor is in white draught-board and black recycling and in excellent condition another detail to stand out is the stairs that raises the entrepiso with an ancient railing.

“Though Federico and I are not architects we knew from a beginning the style of house that we wanted for the field, the idea was to open the landscape for the house, which the exteriors were entering (approaching) to the place Paula remembers” We had many furniture and objects guarded to the wait to finish the house and be able to locate them, the house was arming itself alone as we saw that furniture was remaining better in every sector”

With Paula and Federico ran of the time they constructed the second modul Principal bedroom with dressing room and a great bath, the idea was to give him a feminine and soft touch because of it I look for this pale pink color in the walls, and all tha landscape around the building is fantastico like a english countryside.

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