In a leafy suburb of Buenos Aires, in a neighborhood full of classical homes, architect Alejandro Sticotti and graphic designer Mercedes Hernáez have built this modern masterpiece. Indoor and outdoor spaces blend almost seamlessly — Mercedes calls it 'a garden with a roof.' Surrounded by all this greenery, it's easy to forget you're in the city.
Mercedes and Alejandro are both very creative people — besides being an architect, he also designs and produces a line of furniture, and she creates mini guides to different neighborhoods in Buenos Aires, as well as a line of notebooks. Their home is warm and unstudied and reflects their love of craft and attention to materials — there's marble and tile and wood and metal and concrete, a mix that comes together to make a house that's modern in shape but also a textural feast for the eyes. And, of course, from every room in the home, you can see the garden beyond. It's the perfect modern retreat.
To see many more photos of Mercedes and Alejandro's home, and to read an interview with them about their work, visit Freunde von Freunden.
(Images: Ana Armendariz for Freunde von Freunden)