A Staggered Concrete Home in Argentina Nestles in the Woods

Casa Bosque, which sits in a forest along the Argentine Coast, hugs a sloping, 6-foot dune.

I love the stories says, noting that they worked weekends and as time allowed. It’s the first house we built and hopefully the last, she adds with a laugh.

A Staggered Concrete Home in Argentina Nestles in the Woods Photo Gallery

Gretta’s style preferences also changed through the years. She grew up in a 1970s house with shag carpeting and lots of orange decor, but she often went antiquing with her mom. I later went through a ducks and geese and lace curtains phase, she says of how her decorating has evolved throughout adulthood. I always loved primitive but didn t really know what it was called. Seeing the primitive interior of the home of someone she worked for cemented her fondness for the look. She had settle tables and church pews and dry sinks, Gretta remembers. Next thing I knew, I was in love.

The simple material selection complements rather than competes with the surrounding vegetation at Casa Bosque.

And it’s a love that has lasted, too. Today, she and Jeremy happily fill their forever home with the fruits of Gretta’s hunting and gathering, spotlighting treasures against her preferred combination of neutrals and rich colors. I feel giddy when I go antiquing and find the perfect piece, she explains.

Revealed courtyards throughout the home change the atmosphere due to the effects produced by the light entering.

When I walk into a booth and they have all that rusty gold, I get really excited. I love the stories behind things, where they come from, who owned them. She stockpiles books and magazines for ideas and has been known to attach a piece’s history to its back for her children and those who own it after her. Favorite collectibles include round cheese graters, jugs and crocks, birdhouses, wood bowls, and cutting and game boards.

Interior courtyards are interspersed throughout Casa Bosque, providing spacial richness and added natural light.

Casa Bosque sits on a sloping dune along the shore of the Argentine coast.

Casa Bosque, which sits in a forest along the Argentine Coast, naturally forms to a 6-foot sloping dune.

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