Location: 2831, Rufino de Elizalde St. Palermo Chico.
Victoria Ocampo’s House in Palermo, built in 1929, whose owner was an important figure of the Argentine literary community during the twentieth century and the founder of the Sur magazine; her sister, Silvina Ocampo, was the wife of the writer Adolfo Bioy Casares.
This house is located in Rufino de Elizalde St., in the neighborhood of Palermo and is the first rationalist house in Buenos Aires and one of the most representative examples of modernism in our country. Built by the arquitet Bustillo, the house was based on a project that Victoria requested from Le Corbusier and on designs of several Europeans houses built by the Swiss architect. Sleek lines, white walls and modern furniture and scant decoration meant Victoria had to put up with the neighbours accusing her of spoiling the neighbourhood.
Today, the house belongs to the Fondo Nacional de las Artes serving as cultural center.