Tunquen Beach Home – La Boca Ranch

House by the beach 2,300 ft2

The house is oriented toward south to take full advantage of the ocean view and Algarrobo bay.and is over the Tsunami elevation. All wooden decks are built with treated wood, keeping open the best views to the ocean as well as a swimming pool. The gardens still maintain most of the native flora preserving the native environment.

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The parcel 42-d is located at  “La Boca Ranch”, Tunquen – chile was built in the year 2000 considering the following archetectonics and landcaping criterias

  • Protect the environment during and after construction was the number one priority.
  • The house was oriented toward south to take full advantage of the ocean view and Algarrobo bay. Over the Tsunami elevation.
  • Orient the windows to maximize the sun light from every  were the whole year.
  • The house was built to have patios, gardens and spacious areas focused in maintaining the green utilizing the least water possible using drip system irrigation.
  • The gardens still maintain most of the native flora preserving the native environment.
  • The house has a swimming pool surrounded by pines and other trees and vegetation, keeping the view and maintaining the privilege of views.
  • All wooden decks are built with treated wood, keeping open the best views to the ocean.
  • Built over a strong concrete foundation surrounding the house to tolerate the strongest earthquakes common in the area.

TECHNICAL ESPECIFICATIONS

  • Total property Area : 1.3 Ac
  • Built Area :  2,300 ft2
  • Patios & Wood Decks :  5,620 ft2
  • North area built with straw bales and concrete, wood, native wood columns.
  • All glasses are 10 mm

The roof  framing was built with treated wood, impermeable with a 2mm polypropylene membrane and insulated with 4” fiberglass insulation.

  • Main support columns are treated wooden, fine southern Chilean Wood (Mañio).
  • The outside stucco is a double treatment of a impermeable material (Martelina)
  • Chimneys at living area and main bedroom.
  • Wooden stove at main living/dining area and main bedroom.
  • Spanish tile in the whole house, except bedrooms.
  • Bedrooms covered with floating wooden floors(10mm).
  • Marble counters in both of main bathrooms.
  • Stone counter in Kitchen
  • 210 ft deep water well, 250 cc/sec
  • Underground concrete water tank. 45 PSI Hidro-pack to supply the house water.
  • Solar System :
  • Main System:
    • 3,500W Outback Inverter
    • 8 – 200 W solar panels
    • 8- 200 Amps Deep Cycle Batteries
  • Secondary System (Back up):
    • 2,400W Xantrex DR2424E inverter
    • 6 – 75 W solar panels
    • 6 – 100 Amps Deep Cycle Batteries
  • Tertiary System:
    • 450 W windmill turbine attached to the primary system
  • Generador Kipor (6,7 KVA)