You can enjoy lake views from this contemporary finca designed by architect Diego Montero near Punta del Este in southeast Uruguay.
The La Barra property was built in 2007 and sits at the heart of the 17.38-acre country estate, which includes woodlands, a reservoir and two-bedroom guesthouse.
Its main house unfurls across 1,200 sq and two levels, and is a modern take on the classic fincas found around the Maldonado Department. Living spaces fill its voluminous ground floor, which has trussed ceilings and wooden walls, while three bedrooms are found upstairs.
Rooms are furnished with an eclectic mix of contemporary and traditional wooden pieces that are included in the $4.5m price of the property, listed with Engel & Völkers.
The estate is just 2 km from the heart of La Barra and the beach, but if you prefer to dip in a pool, you’re spoilt for choice: the house has two swimming pools with views of the orchards and reservoir, and comes wrapped in outdoor terraces.
An outdoor dining room is also designed for entertaining, and if you need even more room for guests, a third building on the Uruguayan property could be used as extra accommodation – or as a home studio.