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    Default A Modern Country House in Uruguay


    Cristobal Palma for The New York Times
    Pilar Acevedo and Enrique Saulle, a New York City couple looking for a change, built a home in a remote part of Uruguay, the country where Mr. Saulle grew up.




    Cristobal Palma for The New York Times
    Ms. Acevedo, 46, and Mr. Saulle, 49, spent four days installing the sod on the roof, to help insulate the house, because “electricity is very expensive in Uruguay,” Ms. Acevedo says. “With the help of two other people, we cut, carried up and put down the sod ourselves. It took us four days, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and I couldn’t move for a day or two afterwards.”











    A House Built Out of Boulders in Uruguay - Slide Show - NYTimes.com

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    Love it. Furniture needs to go though.
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    It's OK but looks unfinished. Those big windows/view are crying out for a wraparound deck. Not a fan of polished concrete floors.
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    Yes, please. I love the exterior - rustic stone + clean, modern lines works for me. And it has a green roof!
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    Adore that roof idea!
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    Love it but hate slate floors. The carrera marble is gorgeous but totally impractical in a kitchen.

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    i love it! i wouldn't be happy about walking those stairs just to get to the front door.
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    The furniture sucks but the space/view/exterior is marvelous.
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    want. minus most of the furniture.
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    I really like most of it-particularly the exterior. The basic bones of the interior and exterior are very good imo.

    I think maybe instead of a wrap around deck, maybe a raised stone terrace that would have a similar function, but would help to tie the building to the environment even more than it is now-making more of a transition between the stone building and the stony hillside?

    Very Large stones could be incorporated into the terrace to also help the transition.

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    ^^^ Yeah - that would work too. I'd get very frustrated not being able to open those windows and walk outside. Climbing up onto the (dumb) turf roof isn't the same thing at all.
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    I don't care where it's located, all those uncovered windows would be creepy to me.
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    No thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A*O View Post
    ^^^ Yeah - that would work too. I'd get very frustrated not being able to open those windows and walk outside. Climbing up onto the (dumb) turf roof isn't the same thing at all.
    I would really want some outdoor (non roofturf) space too. The views would almost require it imo.

    *about the windows, they do have blinds, they are just pulled up. And I like the outside of the windows, so I do not see a problem with them. also adding some kind of light curtains or something inside would not be such a problem I think. the furniture inside is a little too stark and bland for my tastes anyway. The floors and walls are stark and blandy enough imo.

    I also prefer the stacked 'Fallingwater type' stonework as compared to this 'equal sized triangle/oblong pieces put together' type. I would want more exaggerated horizontals and verticals in the stonework. I would also have incorporated a large boulder or two into the house walls itself.

    Still really like this place though.

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    I would take it today and move in. As long as it isn't raining there. Please don't let it rain anymore!

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