With no less than 7,000 square feet of living space and a generous selection of conveniences, Casa Sierra Leona is a fabulous place to call home that was sketched out by the expert architects at José Juan Rivera Río. The abode was completed in 2014 and can be found at the edges of Mexico City, within a quiet residential area that is encircled by natural vegetation.
Sturdy and resilient, this residence was built using high quality materials such as steel, concrete and glass, but its interior arrangements flaunt a cozier and more intimate allure thanks to the use of wood elements. The large windows found on both floors allow the house to be bathed in natural light throughout the day, while a series of impressive artificial lighting systems take over during the night. The living room is linked to the outdoor environment via sliding glass doors that fade the limits between the interior and the exterior spaces. Furthermore, a fireplace and comfortable seating arrangements contribute to an atmosphere of warmth and wellness.
Aside from the 2 levels we mentioned before, Casa Sierra Leona also includes a basement that can entered from the end of the street.
From the architect:
Located in a residential area on the outskirts of the city of Mexico, in the colonia Lomas de Chapultepec.
Impeccable to the outside, the house sits on a plane to 2.50 meters above street level at its lowest part, developed at the centre of the ground giving rise to a courtyard in front and a garden behind.
Apparent simplicity and exquisite details this House is resolved with flat roofs between a courtyard and a garden in which ambiguously intersect Interior and exterior facings which stand out clearly the constructive system based on concrete, glass and steel.
This residence was built with the characteristic style of architecture from the years 60´s inspired by modernism.
The program includes two levels on the access platform and a basement which is accessed from the bottom of the street, this leading to the parking lot.
Quality materials, clear colours and fleeting reflections on glass are at the service of comfort and design, to gardening camouflages the borders and builds a landscape and atmosphere of privacy.
Photographs: Nasser Malek Hernández