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Luxury Olaya House in Colombia by David Ramirez


Colombian architect David Ramirez has designed the Olaya House project. Completed in 2011, this contemporary single-family home is located in Llano Grande, Colombia.

The luxury home boasts a striking exposed brickwork wall that traverses the rest of the beige structure of the building.


According to the architects: “Located just 45 minutes from Medellin city, the house’s first level is a completely united block, but clearly zoned by its uses, service, social and private areas. The service areas the house include garages, a bedroom for servants, laundry and storage space.


“At the social area you will find a generous kitchen that opens to the dining area and main hall, that leads to the outdoor deck through a huge door. The private area has three en-suite and walking closets.


“The social and private areas of the house are separated by a large black stone wall, that can be seen either from the inside or the outside of the house and it is of great structural importance for the house, this wall allows inside a social bathroom and two separate chimneys one services the main bedroom while the other one the main lounge.


“The second level is accessed through a sculptural stair, starting at the first level of the contemporary home.

“The second level is simple, but nice and cozy, it includes two generous areas – a private study and spare bedroom, plus two large terraces that invite you to enjoy the outdoors.

“The terraces are connected through a bridge which crosses the interior of the house’s second level. Except for the great black stone wall, the house facades are built in pail Milano bricks, that provide great strength to the volume and combined with the huge windows allows you to have a permanent communication between the inside and outside of the dwelling.”

Images courtesy of Camilo Duque


Assif is a luxury travel and design aficionado currently working as a BBC content producer. He holds an MA in journalism from the University of Leeds. He is partial to tea and cake - Yorkshire Tea Gold Blend please. His favourite trips include island hopping in the Seychelles, a mountain escape in Kashmir and getting lost in Hong Kong.

Assif is the current editor of Adelto Magazine. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @journolista.

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April 10, 2014 | Property | View comments

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