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.
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.
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.