Most likely one of the most beautiful spectacles I have seen this year, House on the Mountainside — designed by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos — motivates me to achieve success so that I can some day live in a home such as this. It doesn’t matter that this house is located in a place I have never heard of, and surrounded by people who speak a different language — when architecture reaches this level of perfection, nothing else really matters.
The ground floor consists of the garage and basement while the rest of the home is comprised of two floors and four rooms. The building is constructed adjacent to the sloping topography of the environment. Having already integrated into the side of a mountain, the architects also decided to construct the home of the same material that littered the foundation on which it sat: white limestone.
The bedrooms open up into the street, while the other two rooms face the Valley of Ayora. Overall, the space produces a divine sense of ambiance and positivity. The light reflecting off the white limestone presents the interior and exterior with an ostensible glow that seems to gleam off every surface.
Photos by Fernando Alda.