This incredible home was designed by Kontrast Arquitectura for a couple from Los Angeles who love the beach and natural beauty of Huatulco, Mexico. He lives to surf and she has a passion for architecture. The 2,930 square foot house boasts a superior location on the beach directly in front of a surf break, with a spectacular view of the beach, rocks, and nearby river mouth. The home’s open spaces create the frame for the magnificent setting and allow the ocean breezes to keep it cool during the tropical days in Huatulco. The challenge was to design a house that allowed views of the ocean from all the main spaces on a site only 39 feet wide.
The first decision was to raise the house above the level of the beach to create privacy and safety from the ocean, but still have easy access to the beach. This was accomplished by adding a stairway alongside the pool. The house is built on a flag lot, thus the main entrance leads you down the driveway to a oversized, hand tooled solid wood door, that opens effortlessly on its pivot hinge into a new world of long wide stairs flanked by lush tropical plants leading to a reflecting pond complete with water fall and planked bridge for your final approach into the house. This passage brings you to a place that shakes your senses and promotes a strong connection with nature. You are captured by a desire to relax and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere.
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