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Uruguay | A shore thing
Martín Gómez discusses the project.
What is your favourite feature of the home?
Designing this ho use was the best featu re,
the reason being that the fin al resu lt was,
simply put, excell ent. Every featu re was
design ed custom-made, so it is the outcome
of each el emen t that a muses me.
What was the inspiration behind the materials
that we re selected? We decided to design a
low-mainten ance hou se sin ce it was going to be
right on the sea . From there, we chose co ncrete
and Lapacho wood as they’re renowned for being
What was the biggest spend on the home? It
would have to be buying Lapacho wood for the
whole hou se – not cheap at all!
Is there anything you would change? Not on e
nail, I love the house as it is.
corrosion due to salt, while a decision was
made to elevate the whole project rather
than trying to level it out.
“We always make a point of utilising
local materials in each project we
undertake,” explains Martín. “In the case
of La Boyita, we’ve chosen Lapacho wood,
Granito stone from the nearby quarry, as
well as universally found materials such as
concrete, glass and PVC window frames.”
The epitome of a fi rst-class designed
home, everything is custom-made. “From
the kitchen that was completed in Cedriño
wood and the interior fireplace created
from iron, to the outside barbecues and
fireplaces. Even the outdoor jacuzzi located
inside the pool is custom-made.”
La Boyita possesses trademark
qualities of a Martín Gómez home, where
natural resources are utilised in direct
communication with their surroundings.
Perfectly suited to the clients’ on-the-
go lifest yle, La Boyita’s emphasis is largely
placed on maximising the outdoor space
and integrating it with the interior,
to create not only a home entertainer’s
dream but a haven to enjoy the idyllic
09. Timber stepping stones
to the pool are a subtle yet
defining landscape feature.
10-11 . A skylight above the
deck at the main entrace adds
to the ‘wow’ factor when guests
arrive at the property, while
a beautifully carved wooden
daybed is set against a luscious
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