“Everything in the house has an organic continuity…. There are no corners, but [instead there are] rounded edges,” María Teresa says. The ceiling, walls, and floor are covered in cement of the same tone while the lighting is integrated into the walls and floors to create a feeling of tranquility and warmth. The furniture is minimal, with built-ins maintaining a sense of continuity while allowing for more space.
The tunnel-like corridor guides the way to the bedrooms—where more built-ins await. The primary bedroom is designed to look like a cave (very much in reference to César Manrique). María Teresa took inspiration from natural environments and the shapes, organic colors, and curves of rock formations in the room’s own walls. The bed is made of stonework and is covered in microcement. Even the mattress is rounded.
“I have a desire to live in a sheltered universe that isolates me from the madness of my neighborhood,” she says. “This house is my personal desert.”