This beautiful house was built in 1930 on an imposing French-style street-corner with only the finest materials. It contains original oak woodwork, original vitreaux, lead work doors, and handcrafted frames and elements. This comfortable, discrete, luminous and elegant house is 260 sq meters, which is unusual due to its location within the trendy neighborhood of Palermo Soho. The location is very central, only a few blocks from the Palermo Parks, the Horse track, the Polo fields, public transportation, and the best restaurants and shops in Buenos Aires.

The current owner is a European designer, who for two years meticulously renovated and decorated the house, down to the very last detail. There are two floors, the first one consisting of two living rooms (one with a fireplace), a library, bar, two balconies, dining room with original art deco-style furnishings, a spacious fully-equipped kitchen, a dining area, reception bathroom. The master bedroom on the first floor has its own private lounge and dressing area, en-suite bathroom, and balcony.

The second floor is accessed via an impressive Carrara marble staircase with stained glass skylight. When you reach the second floor, the design is obvious: a roomy, fully-equipped studio/office, spacious landing, two suites with two full private bathrooms, a patio and a large terrace and deck measuring 50 sq meters with private pool and sunbathing area for relaxation and comfort.

This house was recently published in several exclusive magazines of Architecture and Decoration. Last 2009, July was the cover of D&D, the most prestigious design magazine in all South America.

martes, 9 de febrero de 2010




Principal entry with moldings and stairs realized in marble of carrara and Paris stone. Original lantern "Pipa". Moldings of the roof carved in wood and painted in white.

Stairs in Carrara marble with cast iron banister. Satin walls, circles wallpaper exclusive design by echenike.

FIRST FLOOR / Living Room

Original shield of weapon in vitreaux of the years 30

1st Living Room

Original 1930s sideboard with original art deco mirror.

Original 30s house coat of arms in vitreaux. Ceramic lamp with silk screen designed by echenike. Oak door with vitreaux and bronze doorknocker. Original black and white draught-board floor.

The entry to the main room is impressive due to the height of the roofs, the girders, moldings and original vitreaux. The floor is of oak, as is the carpentry throughout the house. Sofa of black leather, table with art deco foot, armchairs draped in beige corduroy, bookshelf designed to measure and lacquered. Circular lamp in silk. SONY projector with home theater with large screen.

Dining Room

Dining room. Extendible original table, fand steel art deco crystal lamp. Roof moldings carved on wood and painted in white. Every room has the roof painted in a different color to differentiate spaces and to lower the height of the roofs. Set of 6 American chairs draped in corduroy, as are the curtains.

2nd Living Room

Second living-room consisting of a red leather CHESTER sofa. “The writer" painting by Owen Tossounian. 50s centre table of wood and original glass. Walls painted in silver. Original oak floor. Series of Antonio Berni originals.


Showcase art deco fitted into wall like a bar. Extending table in cherry wood. Art deco lamp. American chair of the 50 draped in green corduroy cement. Ceramic original soil in white and black draught-board. Original window in vitreaux.


Original ceramic floor in black and white draught-board. Kitchen furniture varnished in petrol green oil and steel JOHNSON hob. Plumbing fixtures in steel. In the kitchen there is a dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer. The domestic appliances are camouflaged from sight. Cooker in steel and cast iron with professional hotel and catering business stone oven.

Oven cooks in steel and cast iron with oven of professional stone of hotel and catering business.

Dining room of diary with chairs TULIP and round table SAARINEEN. Ancient salamander that works as gas stove. Original lamp exclusive design by echenike. The whole house has splits independent from cold air conditioning /heater. Great large window that gives to the interior court of the house.

Dining room of diary

Dining room with TULIP chairs and SAARINEEN round table. Antique Salamander that acts as a gas stove. Original lamp exclusively designed by echenike. The whole house has independent splits for air conditioning /central heating. Large window that gives on to the inner courtyard of the house.

Ancient salamander that works as gas stove.


Toilet with walls coated in smooth black cement. Wash-basin in original cast iron. Large art deco mirror. Floor in original draught-board black and white. Plumbing fixtures in steel with ceramic closing.

Master Bedroom

Master Bedroom, at the entry with dressing room and independent ball. Armchair "sword" draped in gray velvet silver, original table of Burma. Fund in wallpaper WAVES concret exclusive design by echenike. It scratches in original crystal years 30. To the right there exists the whole wall of cupboards a table office in wood of mahogany and a chair "ALUMINUM" in black leather.

Chandellier of original crystal years 20.

Later we enter the room where it is the bed King size KING KOIL, small tables dey lamps of the 50, left side entered to the bath and original commode years 50 with lamp in base wood. JULIETA's CASTLE canvas painting. Fund of wallpaper WAVES concret of exclusive design by echenike. Porcelain lamp from the years 60.

Bath re-dressed in cement smoothed in two tones red coral and beige. Wash-basin in resin with plumbing fixtures of steel with ceramic closing. Great shower of 2,5x1m. Towel racks and complements everything in steel. Equipped with towels, dryer and bathrobes.

View from the balcony of the Master Bedroom.

SECOND FLOOR / Staircase


Study/office with satin walls. Light smooth gray cement floor with ingrained echenike symbol under a table SPIDER in crystal and steel. ALUMINUM chairs in brown leather. Made-to- measure shelf with 9 buckets. Light-fittings of dichroic lights with dimmer for the whole house.

2nd suite

Bed queen size with headboard I design by echenike. Mixture of contemporary furniture and of the 40s. To the bottom fund great eye, symbol of the designer of the property. Soil of smoothed gray cement. Satiny walls.

Detail of small 50s side tabled with acrylic KARTEL lamp.

View of wash-basin in compact cobalt blue cement designed by echenike. Steel plumbing fixtures with ceramic closing. Shower entrance fully coated in white gresite with wall in vitroblock for greater luminosity. Set complements and towel racks in steel. Bathroom equipped with set of towels, dryer and bathrobes. Detail of plumbing fixtures fitted into wall as well as all the towel racks of the whole house.

Detail of plumbing fixtures stuffed into wall as well as all the towel racks of the whole house.

3rd Suite

Spacious suite of 30 m2 with smooth gray cement floor. KING KOIL king size bed. Headboard and wallpaper wall exclusively designed by echenike. Small 50s side tables with art deco lamps.

Dressing area with shoe shelves and solid wood wardrobe. Original roof realized in wood.

Wash-basin in steel with top and shelves in black Brazilian marble. CHESS steel plumbing fixtures. Osborne and Little of London wallpaper. Bath in black ceramic. Great shower space of 3x1m. Double CHESS shower in steel. Large mirrored window for discretion with views of the terrace. Osborne and Little of London wallpaper. Dichroic lights with dimmer. Humidity extractor in all the bathrooms of the house.

Bath realized in ceramic black. Great space of shower of 3x1m. Double shower CHESS in steel. Great mirror-like large window for discretion with sight to the terrace. Wallpaper of Osborne and Little of London. You seem dichroic with dimmer. Extractor of dampness in all the baths of the house.


Terrace. Deck in grandis wood with different levels. Seats in blue gresite. SAARINEM tables in Carrara marble. PASTILLE fiber glass armchair. Winter chimney and barbeque coated in wood. Swimming pool coated in gresite with night light and water feature.


Javier Echenique

Impregnated with the different cultural and architectural styles from everywhere he has lived, Javier Echenique (Echenike), has developed an eclectic Mediterranean style of his own.

He has lived in his home city of Madrid, as well as in Lisbon, California and Buenos Aires, were he studied advertising, marketing and design.

From his studies of the design and architecture of Miami and Buenos Aires, he carries out exclusive projects for private housing, hotels, offices and business premises, in addition to devoting himself to the design of furniture, gardens, wallpaper, lamps, and personalized yacht interiors, all marked with his own seal.


Javier Echenique


- 260m2 of Two-storey house in the most peaceful area of Palermo Soho.

- French style. Totally renewed, furnished and decorated.

- 50m2 of terrace with deck, multiple plants, chimney, solarium and illuminated swimming pool.

- 3 complete suites.

- Master suite with room, dressing room, bath and private balcony.

- 3 1/2 bathrooms.

- Large kitchen with refrigerator, freezer, washer, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, coffee pot, toaster, professional cooker with stone oven.

- Dining room of daily.

- Air conditioning heat/cold in the whole house.

- Giant screen of cinema with home theatre and surround sound.

- Staircase of Carrara marble.

- Floors, doors and woodwork of oak.

- Two living rooms, one with library, chimney and balconies.

- Dining room with original movable Art Deco.

- Study / office.

- Very luminous.

- Totally equipped for 6 persons: (Cable TV, Internet wireless, flat screen TV, hairdryers,
library, heating)

- Closed circuit cameras.

- Antiques and furniture of international designers.

- Lighting with dimmers in the whole house.

- Printer, scanner and photocopier.

- Safe box.


Click Floor Plan to enlarge

viernes, 5 de febrero de 2010

The Neighbourhood

The neighborhood of Palermo is one of the biggest and important of Buenos Aires and is subdivided in several Palermos. It possesses all the services. It has a population of about 300.000 inhabitants. It is the Bohemian neighborhood, of design and art where the majority of the foreigners choose it as destination or residence for its tranquility and safety. It wide avenues and streets replete with centenary trees and it innumerable hectares of leafy parks with lakes and rose-bushes they make it ideal to travel or to play sports it.
With several stations of underground, buses, airport, heliport, the best private clinics of the country, golf course, field of pole, racetrack, zoo, planetary, the coolest restaurants, fashionable, producing shops, channels of television and radio broadcasting do of Palermo a mini city with the tranquility and the most ultramodern design of the Argentina.

The property is placed to only;

- 2 blocks of the new Department of Science and Technology where a mall is constructed byall kinds of services. (Supermarket, cinemas, art, shops, exhibitions, gym);
- 2 blocks from Plaza Italia and Palermo Subway station;
- 2 blocks from The International Exhibition Center, LA RURAL.
- 2 blocks from the fine restaurant "GODOY";
- 3 blocks from the Buenos Aires ZOO;
- 3 blocks of one of the best private clinics of the country, SWISS MEDICAL inaugurated 2 years ago;
- 3 blocks from the BOBO hotel;
- 4 blocks from the OSAKA restaurant;ç
- 5 blocks from Palermo Police Station. (Gurruchaga St. and Santa Fe Ave.)
- 6 blocks from MUSEO EVITA;
- 6 blocks from the BOTANICAL GARDEN;
- 6 blocks from the HOME hotel;
- 6 blocks from typical parrilla restaurant;
- 6 blocks from the house were lived the writer JORGE LUIS BORGES;
- 6 blocks from one of the coolest restaurants in Buenos Aires, CASA CRUZ;
- 7 blocks from RADIO PALERMO;
- To scanty 10 minutes of the airport Aeroparque JORGE NEWBERY;
- 8 blocks from the Buenos Aires PLANETARIO;
- 9 blocks from the POLO FIELD;
- 10 blocks from the JAPANESE GARDEN;
- 10 blocks from VILAS TENNIS CLUB;
- 10 blocks from the GOLF camp;
- 10 blocks from the PALERMO RACETRACK;
- 10 blocks from the BOSQUES DE PALERMO PARK;

jueves, 28 de enero de 2010