The Oasis Clubhouse

The Oasis Clubhouse

Smith Schwartz
Mar 2, 2012

Name: The Oasis Clubhouse
Location: Palermo Soho, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Size: 5000 square feet
Years: Almost 1 year

When I got the invitation to check out one of the most exclusive private clubs in Buenos Aires, I was more than excited. When I walked up to the unassuming door and rang the bell, I was a little confused. But once inside, the nondescript entry leads into a small foyer which opens up to an inviting living area which unfurls into a lush, vibrant backyard bar and pool.

Designed by its founder and CEO, Parker Stanberry, along with Los Angeles-based designer Jon Padgett, the experience of walking into The Oasis Clubhouse is one of many tiny discoveries that instantly make you feel like you're at home.

Part of the reason it feels so much like a home is that it used to be one. Remodeled from a single-family house, The Clubhouse still conveys the sense of warmth and privacy, but acts as a 3 suite hotel, and a private club for local residents and tourists alike. Oasis Collections began as an outpost for short-term, furnished apartment rentals, but quickly added The Clubhouse as a bonus for renting through their service. As someone who is living exclusively in short-term furnished rentals, the value of having a home base during your first days in a new city is absolutely invaluable.

Apartment Therapy Survey:

Style: Parker's aim was to balance the modern, industrial design of the building with soft, antique touches and plush furniture, and a warm color pallet.

Inspiration: The main goal of the design was for the guests to slowly discover new spaces as they move throughout the building.

Favorite Element: The large backyard, ivy covered walls and the prime location in Palermo Soho.

Biggest Challenge: Trying to convert the single family house into a commercial space. To make it practical without losing the original charm of the home.

Proudest Project: Turning the cold, industrial garage space into a super cozy area for drinks and billiards.

Biggest Indulgence: The pool. Most pools in Buenos Aires are quite small, so a pool this size became quite an extensive project, but it was well worth the effort.

Resources of Note:

Artwork (on loan from previous owners)

    • Mohammed Ali series and Apollonia series: Andy Warhol • Entryway and upstairs suite artwork: Paul de Lussanet • Black and white photos: Diego Ortiz Mugica • Other lounge artwork: Federico Colletta

Other Resources

    • Lounge furniture: Designed and manufactured by Grupo 4 • Some lounge and bedroom furniture: Duveen • Outdoor furniture and carpentry: Locmar Equipamientos • Custom pool table: Tikranger

Thanks, Oasis!

(Images: 1-6 in tour by Adrien de Bontin, the rest by Esteban Lobo)

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