Monday, August 17, 2009

Up in Recoleta

We renovated this penthouse in Recoleta for an American eager to have a pied-a-terre in Buenos Aires. It was a long and very difficult process, considering that the apartment had a story of bad renovations in the past. We started from scratch, and it took us over two years.
The apartment has a big social area, which is a key element when you entertain a lot. We wanted to create a mix between the New York aesthetic of the owner and the location in Argentina. So the white shell houses furniture by local designers (Eugenio Aguirre, of course, our favorite) in a subtle balance with some vintage Mies van der Rohe chairs we found in an Antiques dealer and some rugs our client bought in Istanbul and New York.
We also found a Jean-Michel Frank inspired side table (he worked in Argentina right before his death, so there are still a few remnants of his presence around). A set of nesting tables from the 60's in bright orange add a touch of color and happiness.
A big painting by Gonzalo Papantonakis found its place in the dining room, and some of Diane Detalle are scattered around the rest of the apartment.
A working fireplace, a bookcase, an octagonal office and a bar...the perfect pad.


  1. wow awesome

  2. I love your blog!!!! this is rock and roll!!!!

  3. Dear Diane, thanks for your comment! Yes, we are sort of rock and roll

  4. Great pics of the apartment!
    I spent a great time last month in Buenos Aires. I rented a furnished apartment in Recoleta, Buenos Aires, near the down town. I suggest that service called ForRent Argentina: Buenos Aires apartments For Rent

  5. Dear Frederik, thanks for your comment and for the information about the apartments for rent.


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