Casa San Benito
This is a 200m2 private dwelling built on the edge of a lagoon in a gated development in Villa Nueva, outside Buenos Aires. San Benito is one of the Barrio Cerrados created by Edico The approach to the dwelling is very attractive, there is a garage pergola and the front door is defined with a double height porch. The house is in the form of an L which is folded around the main chimney.
One of the main features of the house is the double height gallery towards the garden and the water which runs the entire l6 meters the rear elevation. It not only provides shade to the external dining area and barbeque but also the bedroom windows above. The gallery provides a sense of grandeur looking out towards the water.
The house is designed with a compact plan which includes living/dining area with views of the garden, swimming pool and the water of the lagoon at the bottom of the garden. There is a play room/home office just with its own external access. The is an en-suite maid’s room and a laundry utility room.
Upstairs there are three bedrooms all with views of the water. The rooms are under the shelter of the double height gallery and have large window openings with sliding doors and balustrades. The master bedroom has a large en-suite bathroom and a walking wardrobe. It has a patio space which at first floor level has commanding views of the the water and surrounding green areas. The other bedrooms have a large complete bathroom and are accessed from a large, attractive hall with lots of views and shaded natural light.
Internal Floor area:
External covered area:
Bedrooms: 3 ensuite + servant quarters
Bathrooms and toilets: 3.5
Features:Swimming pool, 15m Gallery
Casa San Benito – Site update, 19th December 2012
Site update: Dwelling on Lote 224 of San Benito is under construction with the RC raft foundation slab now complete. The raft is made up of a series of 500mm concrete beams reinforced by 6nos. 12mm re-bars tied together with a concrete slab re-enforced with two 150mm meshes of 8mm re-bar. The raft rests of 600mm of hardcore and an overlapped polythene DPC.
The waster pipes have been installed in the slab prior to pouring along with the key electrical conduits.
Block work will commence after Christmas.