Solar power and a self-sufficient water system keeps a family relaxed in Chile.

Pine was used for the exterior siding and the lower perimeter base is lined in reinforced concrete.

Nearly 200 miles from Santiago, Chile, in an area known as Huentelauquén, a family found peace of mind in a challenging landscape. Full of soft hills, cacti, and rocky ground leading to the ocean ground, a designer and journalist wanted to use this setting as a place where they could vacation with their four children.

Pine was used for the exterior siding and the lower perimeter base is lined in reinforced concrete.

Pine was used for the exterior siding and the lower perimeter base is lined in reinforced concrete.

Photo: Aryeh Kornfeld

The owners asked architect Mauricio LLaumett of nüform studio to create a property that respected the site’s natural surroundings as much as it provided a comfortable hideaway. 

“The most important thing is that the house is totally ‘unplugged,’” LLaumett says. “The electricity is provided by solar panels, and the water comes from a nearby river. It is stored in two elevated containers, delivering the flow to the services by gravity.” The scenery may be a dominant force, but from the perspective of the residents, it’s an enchanting backdrop.



LLaumett refers to the extended patio as its own entity—a calm place to sunbathe or stare out to the ocean at any time of day. It is made of pine and covered in an opaque Osmo glaze. The chairs were constructed by the owners.

LLaumett refers to the extended patio as its own entity—a calm place to sunbathe or stare out to the ocean at any time of day. It is made of pine and covered in an opaque Osmo glaze. The chairs were constructed by the owners.

Photo: Aryeh Kornfeld

Aluminum lines the glass windows that divide the living spaces from the airy patio.

Aluminum lines the glass windows that divide the living spaces from the airy patio.

Photo: Aryeh Kornfeld

See the full story on Dwell.com: An Unplugged Family Hideout Borders the Ocean in Chile

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