Published on January 16th, 2013 | by Ozlem Avcioglu0
Fasano Las Piedras, Punta del Este, Uruguay
A destination for South America’s most glamorous crowd since the 1950s, Punta del Este draws comparisons to the Hamptons, but has a laidback spirit that is Uruguayan. Located in a breathtaking setting in the La Barra district, at one of the country’s highest points Fasano offers a private Riverside beach and one of the most beautiful sunset views the Uruguayan coast has to offer. Isay Weinfeld’s design project highlights the rustic elegance of the Uruguayan countryside in thirty-two bungalows, each with a private terrace offering panoramic views of the property.
The Fasano gastronomic restaurant appears as if carved into the rockface with rugged stone walls, wood flooring and caramel leather banquets. Its upper outdoor deck has sweeping views of the 1,000-plus acre estate, all the way to the beachfront that rises in the distance.