A Concrete Home by Pritzker Prize-Winner Alejandro Aravena Hits the Market For $1.5M

A Concrete Home by Pritzker Prize-Winner Alejandro Aravena Hits the Market For $1.5M

By Jennifer Baum Lagdameo
This hillside home with a primitive profile and dramatic views of the Pacific Ocean is for sale.

Located along the coastline north of Santiago, Chile, Casa OchoQuebradas is a striking four-bedroom, four-bath, 2,690-square-foot vacation home designed by Pritzker Prize-winning Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena.

A skylight gives the semi-enclosed fire pit an indoor/outdoor feel and also provides an additional source of natural light.

Aravena designed the home for Ochoalcubo—a pioneering architectural project helmed by Eduardo Godoy, an entrepreneur and advocate for innovative design and architecture. Ochoalcubo—or "eight-cubed"—refers to eight sets of eight houses (64 in total) created by leading Chilean and Japanese practices including Smiljan Radic, Toyo Ito, and Sou Fujimoto.

Rustic concrete provides the perfect backdrop to the landscape. 

The hillside home is distributed over four levels.

The sculptural residence set on 1.34 acres of land has, "elemental, simple lines that border on the primitive," explains the firm in a statement. It's composed of three volumes of concrete, stacked one on top of the others like building blocks. Despite the simple, rough-hewn exterior, the home's interiors have a chic, contemporary vibe. Large expanses of glass provide an abundance of natural light and superb views of the breathtaking surroundings. 

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The master suite is located on the main level.

Two of the weathered concrete volumes lean against each other like building blocks. The main volume is spread over four levels. 

A wall of glass provides unbelievable views of the surroundings.

A sliding door can section off the sleeping area as needed. 

The master suite features a walk-in closet and a beautiful minimalist bathroom.

The main level holds the living room, dining room, kitchen, and an interior courtyard with a fire pit.

A view of the top-of-the-line Miele kitchen.

Glass sliding doors section off the interior courtyard. 

Large windows provide natural light while showcasing the spectacular landscape that surrounds the property. 

The other three levels are home to three bedrooms, each with a private bath.

An imposing terrace appears to be suspended above the ravine. 

A person shows the grand scale of the structure. 

Costa Nativa designed and executed the surrounding landscaping, paying respect to the topography and integrating only native flora. 

The Alejandro Aravena home in Ochoquebradas is listed for $1,490,00 by Yolanda Tejeda de Walker of Chile Sotheby's International Realty.

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