Direccion brings sense of tranquility to Casa Tres Árboles in Valle de Bravo

The designers at Mexican studio Direccion had “monastic sanctuary” in thoughts when revamping this weekend retreat in Valle de Bravo.

The 2-storey Casa Tres Árboles is designed to rejoice mild and shadow contrasts, pure supplies and calming color tones.

The double-height entrance corridor contains a flooring of wooden and black microcement

“The objective of this venture was to create an area in pure and heat tones, to convey a way of refuge and retreat, of monastic sanctuary,” mentioned designer Mariana Morales, founding father of Direccion.

Casa Tres Árboles was first constructed 25 years in the past within the well-liked lakeside location, which is situated two hours drive west of Mexico Metropolis, however the authentic design had change into outdated.

Lounge with red sofa, Casa Tres Árboles in Valle de Bravo by Direccion
Pre-existing partitions had been eliminated to create a extra open-plan residing area

“The consumer’s directive was to present the home a refreshed type, with up to date finishes to accommodate extra frequent visits, whereas sustaining the weekend getaway really feel of the place,” mentioned Morales.

The renovation centred round opening up the inside, making a extra pure circulate of sunshine and motion by means of the totally different residing areas.

Glazed entrance, Casa Tres Árboles in Valle de Bravo by Direccion
Positioned under road degree, the home’s entrance is a pivoting door

This was achieved by not solely eradicating partitions, but additionally by adjusting the split-level flooring in order that the social areas really feel extra linked.

Key to the design was the doorway sequence. From the road, a staircase descends, main round a tree and right into a small sunken courtyard.

Arched doorway beside a table covered with vases
A brand new wall screens the staircase, with an arched doorway main by means of to a bed room

Direccion’s design enhances the sense of drama to this arrival. A former rest room was eliminated to create space for a planter crammed with leafy shrubs and ferns.

From right here, a pivoting door leads by means of to a double-height entrance corridor topped by a glass dome and contains a high-contrast floor-combing wooden and black microcement.

The area is framed by a brand new wall that hides away the beforehand open stairwell. An arched doorway leads by means of to a bed room, whereas an aged wood desk presents a show of sculptural vases.

“This decidedly sculptured corridor is the prime area to pause and change into surrounded by the fabric serenity of the home,” mentioned Morales.

Dining table, Casa Tres Árboles in Valle de Bravo by Direccion
A wood seating bench runs alongside a 10-person eating desk

The kitchen, eating room and lounge area are all situated past the corridor, one step down, and now join with a sundeck because of sliding glass doorways.

This open-plan format was made doable by the addition of two structural columns, which take the place of load-bearing partitions that beforehand divided the area.

Bedroom, Casa Tres Árboles in Valle de Bravo by Direccion
Darkish partitions assist to create environment within the bedrooms

Casa Tres Árboles incorporates three en-suite bedrooms on the higher degree, together with a small comfortable.

Each these rooms and people on the bottom flooring are painted in darkish shades that supply a pure counterpoint to the nice and cozy tones of the uncovered wood ceiling beams.

A soft-red couch situated in the primary residing area is considered one of few splashes of color.

Shower, Casa Tres Árboles in Valle de Bravo by Direccion
All 4 bedrooms have en-suite loos

Artworks are dotted all through, together with a portray by Mexican artist Beatriz Zamora, whereas darkish crockery by artisanal craft makers Colectivo 1050 is displayed brazenly within the kitchen.

“The color palette integrates the circulate of the weather and, with every bit and materials rigorously curated, creates an area for repose, meditation and stability,” added Morales.

Snug, Casa Tres Árboles in Valle de Bravo by Direccion
A cosy is situated on the higher degree

Valle de Bravo is house to a few of Mexico’s greatest examples of housing design.

Different memorable examples embody the Y-shaped Casa de la Roca by Cadaval & Solà-Morales and the secluded Santana Home by CC Arquitectos.

The pictures is by Fabian Martinez.