Architects, like designers, absolutely love a challenge. It keeps us on our toes and exercises our abilities. And there’s no better challenge than having to build the ultimate bachelor pad on the edge of a mountain, tucked away in a clearing, near a volcano. The massive team from Elias Rizo Architects stepped up to the task and definitely delivered with this forest weekend house.
After your journey up and through the mountain that this property sits on, you are brought to a halt with a view of the inverted roof. Descending down the wide, stone staircase you are finally level with the house as it sits on the Earth. Only here can you appreciate the creative genius that went into crafting the mountain bachelor pad and forest weekend house.
Lacquered steel plating and acid etched stone completely encase the rectangular structure, aside from the side that consists of glass panels which overlooks the stunning view of the valley below.
How this modern forest house looks from the inside
Inside the three bedroom home we are met with a total open concept, laying out the kitchen, dining room and living in a single view. The kitchen, an ultra modern galley style with a granite encased island, showcases sleek jungle wood cabinetry with built-in stainless appliances. All of this sits front and center to a simple living room and a narrow, wall inserted horizontal fireplace.
The designers took advantage of the home’s secluded location and gorgeous scenery to allow the living space to spill out onto the large patio. Here, one can sit and enjoy the great outdoors and sheer beauty of the mountain and everything that lay below.
Images found on: Archello | Photographer: Marcos García