Casa Fray Leon residence preceded by an extensive paved esplanade that, being requested as an open visitor’s parking area. Designed by 57 STUDIO – Maurizio Angelini / Benjamín Oportot, located on the east side of Santiago, Chile, the house built with Concrete, Steel and Travertine Marble. The interior spaces are organized around a native tree (Cryptocaria alba) that accompanies the access from the south. Through the hall, the presence of an enormous avocado tree (Persea americana) is framed towards the north, and a private wing towards the east is delimited by an old macrocarpa cypress (Cupressus macrocarpa) and some crape myrtles. The swimming pool is located towards the west on the site´s lowest point, where the ground drop helps to conform one of its borders, articulating its presence to the rest of the garden. See the picture for more details.
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