Interior Design – Olivero Bland Studio
Photography – Marko Bradich – Victor Martinez
The penthouse sits in 8,500 square feet recently remodeled in a 1970s building, reviving and accentuating its linear architecture and bringing back to life a midcentury jewel.
Entering the property trough a vintage elevator with direct access to the penthouse unveils the couples taste for art and midcentury design. The interiors designed by Diego Olivero from Olivero Bland Studio work as a gallery for their art and furniture collection the couple collected through out their travels around the globe. Four gardens surround the two-story apartment, connecting them through an industrial yellow iron contemporary staircase that becomes a centerpiece overlooking the city and its volcanoes.
The owners passion for cooking and entertaining played a major role in the design of the space, explains Olivero, the open kitchen overlooks the main garden and living room connecting all spaces through the use of artisanal concrete tiles made by local craftsmen in Guatemala.
Different volumes and textures blend together in the interior design of this home, accentuating and creating different focal points as you discover the space. The dinning room, which sits fourteen guests in an oval glass and metal table, is surrounded by midcentury wooden and leather chairs, a massive two-sided wood burning fireplace that suggests intimacy for the dinning while still connecting the space to the main living room.