Incredible House on one of Uruguay’s Rocky Hills

This next house presents a wonderful experience in an area of Uruguay called Punta de Pan de Azúcar. The clients, a New York couple, Pilar Acevedo and Enrique Saulle, decided they needed an extreme change so they built their dream house on a rocky hillside.

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Situated about 70 miles from Montevideo, on a remote, 100-acre property, this gorgeous house is simple, yet sophisticated. The house has a grass-topped roof and stone walls which make it look as if it might have grown out of the mountain. Moreover it has many great features that are very hard to find in New York, such as 15 inches thick walls, 11 feet high ceilings, very big rooms and no neighbors for half a mile.

Incredible House on one of Uruguay's Rocky HillsView in gallery

Incredible House on one of Uruguay's Rocky HillsView in gallery

The clients bought the property online for $60,000 in 2007, started building the three-bedroom house in 2008 and spent $140,000 on construction which took 10 months. Not seeing eye to eye with the architects, Ms. Acevedo decided to take over the design and work with a civil engineer.

Incredible House on one of Uruguay's Rocky HillsView in gallery

Incredible House on one of Uruguay's Rocky HillsView in gallery

The house presents lovely features such as industrial-style windows, polished concrete floors and an Italian marble bathtub from which you can see the hills of Uruguay. Furthermore the living area has a great focal point which is a huge, cozy fireplace.

Incredible House on one of Uruguay's Rocky HillsView in gallery

Incredible House on one of Uruguay's Rocky HillsView in gallery

Incredible House on one of Uruguay's Rocky HillsView in gallery

Incredible House on one of Uruguay's Rocky HillsView in gallery

Incredible House on one of Uruguay's Rocky HillsView in gallery

All in all, this soothing house is a life changing experience. It is a warm and welcoming place to land and retreat to.{found on nytimes}