Monterrey Mexico has claimed the name “city of the mountains” and the location of Carved and Cast does not disappoint. Set in the mountainous valley of the Sierra Madre Oriental, 360 degree views appoint the vistas from the site, a former pecan orchard.
The owners relegated the homesite to a five acre parcel within the family owned orchard. Collectively 52 trees were able to remain in place as the 43,000 sq. ft. estate maneuvered through the site. The projected lush landscape will provide the final marriage of the architecture to site.
Carved and Cast is a concrete structure spanning and cantilevering remarkable distances. A 42’ x 42’ great room boasts 28’ tall glazing and a 17′ wide linear fireplace. This space looks upon the many peaks of the Sierra Madre. The subterranean portions of this personal resort yields a 21-car garage, shooting range, motor sports storage and work shop, and the house manager and staff quarters. The residence is equipped with a massage room, hair salon, fitness facility, sports bar, and a four season outdoor kitchen/living/bar. The upper level hosts a view deck with a sit down bar, kitchen, fireplaces, and multiple media walls.
Carved and Cast boasts 1900 linear feet of a casted bronze fascia. The spoon carved pattern of the fascia is integrated into millwork, interior doors and fireplace surrounds. Wood ceilings, vein cut travertine, and hand rubbed plaster complete the elegant material palate.
Architect: CP Drewett, AIA, NCARB, Drewett Works
Square Footage: 43,000 sq. ft.
Location: Monterrey, Nuevo León (Mexico)