The Ayvalaan house is so named for the street where the recently married couple who own it lived for several years in Holland. It\u2019s meant as a place where their children from previous marriages can come to visit. Built on a steep terrace in the picturesque countryside of Guatemala on the outskirts of Guatemala City, there\u2019s no doubt this home will become a popular gathering spot for the family.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe area where the home is built is best known for its equestrian lifestyle. The surrounding valleys are popular for pleasurable rides. The house itself is designed to be divided into several sections, each with their own purpose. The first floor holds the owners\u2019 offices as well as a small family area. Moving up to the second level you\u2019ll find open areas that integrate a living room, dining room, and an open kitchen. Continuing upward, you come to the master suite that has its own private living room. The final level contains two guest bedrooms.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe house is built of several materials with brick walls and concrete as well as wood, glass, and metal structures being exposed. The lightness of the abode is accomplished by judicious use of wood, stucco, and concrete. Floating staircases and wall panels help separate the different areas. There are also plenty of external mezzanines and terraces, intersected by double-height doors, to allow occupants to take in the scenery.\r\nCheck it out\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nHave you subscribed to Man of Many? You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.