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At the top of the World

Written by Christopher • July 15th, 2008
At the top of the World

This house, located in Santiago, Chile was designed by native architect Mathias Klotz Germain and was built for a family with eleven (yes eleven!) daughters. The first floor houses entertainment and social areas, the second floor all of the bedrooms and the top floor includes the kitchen, viewing area and the master bedroom. The base of the construction is made up with concrete and steel and decorated with wood and glass.

It reminds me of the Scandinavian modernism in the 50s and 60s in a way with its raw concrete walls and floor-to-ceiling glass windows – and the view is of course amazing! All that’s missing is a few cocktails and some Space Age Lounge music and you are set for quick weekend getaway – anyone else feeling like going with me?

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Christopher

Christopher founded Ultra Swank in 2005. Has a crush on mid-century graphic design, defunct airlines, Disneyland and the Century 21 Exposition. Is a collector of easy listening music from the 60s and 70s and a Swedish expat living in Barcelona, Spain.

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  • Charles

    I love the house. It truly is evocative of the modernist style. As for 11 daughters that a whole lot of trying to get a son! Yikes. I notice the balcony has no railing. Hmmm! LOL

  • The King Of Cool

    That is a really amazing house. I love it. That sure it a lot of daughters. I guess either they love making babies or are trying really hard for a son.

  • Chris

    Yeah that or they can’t afford birth control spending all that money on the house :)

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