Barragan / Gilardi
Casa Gilardi (1976) is the last residential project by Luis Barragan. It was designed for Pancho Gilardi and Martin Luque, who owned an advertising agency. It was to be used as a studio space or bachelor pad. Pancho Gilardi passed away and Martin Luque and his family now call it home. The house retains the Gilardi name in honor of Pancho. Martin's son, also named Martin, gave me a tour of the house he grew up in.
The indoor pool, which includes a dining area. Although the house, designed for bachelors, was ultimately the home to a family. Martin assured me they still had some great parties at the house.
Barragan was a private man and designed his spaces with privacy in mind. The bottom floor of the three story house is the public realm. That's where the pool and outdoor area are. The spaces get progressively more private as you ascend. The second floor has the living room and study. The bedrooms are on the third floor.
The jacaranda tree is original to the site and the house was designed around it.
All of the furnishings seen here in the living room were specified by Barragan.
This photo of Barragan and David Hockney in the 80's sits on the cabinet.
From the street.