Renovated Family Home in Buenos Aires

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Name: Marcela
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Hello! my name is Marcela and I'm an interior designer. Together with my husband Peter and my two sons Thomas and Philip we moved into this house in Buenos Aires, Argentina a year ago. We looked for houses with that were spacious, had a patio, and an older, antique style.

The house met all the conditions, and we bought it to begin renovations. It was built in 1943 and the style is very characteristic of that time in the city of Buenos Aires. We've tried to keep the original details as often as possible and take advantage of the natural light — we've incorporated new openings, an inner courtyard, skylights, etc.

We've also reorganized the movement and flow between rooms to enhance the functionality and made a focus on decorative details. We really like the antique furniture of different styles, the color is present in the walls or objects. The decorative details are important to me at the time of decorating: a beautiful fabric, a vintage furniture, a lamp, a vase. We got what we wanted — a house for maximum enjoyment with our family! I hope you like it, much as we do.

Thanks, Marcela!

(Marcela's letter arrived in Spanish — we've done our best to edit and translate her message using Google Translator)

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