House V by Jaime Ortiz de Zevallos in Lima, Peru

Project: House V
Architects: Jaime Ortiz de Zevallos
Location: Lima, Peru
Area: 3,552 sf
Photographs by: Jaime Ortiz de Zevallos

House V by Jaime Ortiz de Zevallos

Jaime Ortiz de Zevallos has designed the House V in a traditional residential urban area of Lima, Peru. This luxurious contemporary dwelling has just over 3,500 square feet to offer, divided across two levels. The home wraps around a private courtyard, ensuring maximum privacy from the street.

House V is located in a traditional residential urban area of Lima, with mainly single family homes and low rise buildings in a site with a northwest façade facing the afternoon sun. The project was conceived in a small plot wedge between two existing houses as a four story vertical building with a large program for a family with three children.

In order to gain more garden space privacy and a controlled view to the outside, the house was raised above street level generating a large underground garage, storage, and gym with a terrace connected to the house through two stairwells.

The first floor was design to hold the social spaces like living room, dining, bbq terrace and a small office around the garden while the kitchen looks into the street and underground terrace. The second and the third floor where generated to contain the private part of the house, dew the space restrains a practical reasons.

The second floor was developed as the bedroom area while the third floor was recessed from the main façade to allow more light to filter in and to reduce the scale of the house from the garden and generating a terrace space for the family room and the study. The service area was also placed in this level to allow proper lighting and ventilation.

Like most of our projects, the house was completely built in concrete and steel to express its structural characteristics and plasticity, allowing it to be molded to create spaces and capture light, defining the interior and exterior spaces while using a series of vertical and horizontal wood screens to control the access of light and the privacy of the spaces.

Jaime Ortiz de Zevallos


Tags: contemporary, house v, jaime ortiz de zevallos, Lima, modern, Peru

Author: Fidan Jovanov


A young enthusiast with a passion for home decor and architecture, I love writing articles that inspire and guide readers in transforming their spaces into stylish, functional, and beautiful environments.


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