An Isolated Hillside House in the Forest Overlooking Zapallar Bay in Chile

June 11, 2018 Caroline Williamson

An Isolated Hillside House in the Forest Overlooking Zapallar Bay in Chile

In the Chilean seaside town of Zapallar, the isolated Casa El Boldo rests in a forest on a sloped hillside. Due to the extreme topography, stone walls were built to level it out and create two horizontal planes. SUN Arquitectos designed the project and used a combination of materials, like concrete, wood, stone, and marble, which appear classic in the surrounding rustic environment. They finished out the project with a steel roof and massive panels of glass to give it a modern appearance.

An open, barn-like pavilion houses a living space complete with a dining and seating area. Two sides remain open offering views of the water down below.

The interior spans two floor – a main floor with access to parking, service areas, and an open living plan for the living room, dining room, and terrace. The other extends out to the pool without a change in level.

Photos by Nico Saieh.

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