We started remodeling the interior and the exterior of the house, then shifted to the back by adding a barn as a second phase. The barn was projected in the center of the axis that originated from the house’s main door. The water and sound are used throughout the project; the pool and a fountain in the center of the barn reinforce the main axis. The half circle of the barn has two corners buildings, an office and the tack room. The half circle is closed with a linear building which was use for the owner’s horses, this way the owner is visually connected with them constantly. This family definitely enjoys the outdoor and asked for a great area for outdoor entertainment. We decided to add an Argentinian style BBQ in a teepee. The teepee, this outdoor space is the result of our knowledge and appreciation of Florida native architecture used by Seminole Indians.

Our design consists of different patios to create interaction and relations in the house not only among humans but with animals. There are four spaces in the back of the property designed for hens, a goat, bunnies and a pony.

The last addition to the house was a wine cellar to accommodate the bottles of wine from around the world, a meticulously chosen collection. On the side a controlled climate region to keep special bottles.

LA HACIENDA

LOCATION

2648 Appaloosa Trail, Wellington, FL 33414, USA

Built

STATUS

CLIENT

Juan & Mariaga Ramirez

SIZE

12,000 SQ. FT.

$4M

BUDGET

2006

YEAR

TYPE

Residential Remodel & Equestrian New Construction

COLLABORATORS

Francisco Sole, Gloria Martinez