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.