"The house plan is composed of a grid with alternating interior and exterior spaces, so that every interior space is adjacent to at least two exterior ones," architect Roberto Javier Dumont says. Designed as a weekend house for a family that lives in San Salvador, the retreat totals 3,500 square feet.
The ground floor of the house contains the living and dining areas, as well as four bedrooms. The upper floor contains the master suite with a lake view, as well as two additional bedrooms. The large 'S' sculpture, shaken from a building following the 2001 earthquake in San Salvador, was salvaged and repurposed by designer Gerardo Dumont.
The house was made from steel beams, cast concrete slabs, and a metal sheet roof. "The dining area and kitchen open north and south to capture the summer breezes during the hottest days of the year," Dumont says.
The kitchen, the heart of the house, has a direct view of the adjacent lake. Quartz countertops are paired with lacquered MDF cabinets.
"Because of its layout, it can feel like an intimate setting for a couple, or host close to 20 guests if need be," Dumont says.
Natural light and breezes pass through every room of the house.