The Paravicini house is a beach house located at Beranda, 150 km to the north of Santiago. The site is a steep hillside of 2700 m2 above the Pacific Ocean, the beach and the village of Cachagua.The clients, a Swiss couple with three children, wanted the house to reflect their lifestyle, with interconnected and informal spaces, but with an extensive usage programme on two floors throughout the width of the property, so each room can enjoy the views of the sea.
The public areas such as the kitchen, dining and living room were positioned on the first floor, for a better connection to the exterior and terraces, while the second floor accommodates private areas such as the family room, master bedroom and other bedrooms.
The house is built entirely in concrete formwork made roughly by hand with natural wood moulding, increasing the roughness of the concrete and providing a wide range of colours for the walls, an effect enhanced by the indirect artificial light. Travertine marble flooring and walnut wood add warmth to the interiors. The furniture features the same aesthetic in all rooms, including the kitchen, which is linked to the public areas as another meeting place. The pool, as part of the house, was lowered so as not to block the views of the sea and the beach from the public spaces.