Cliff home floats into the seascape of Costa Rica

Situated near the village of El Coco in the province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica, this modern house on a dramatic cliff has a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean and the lush rocky coastline. Designed by Victor Canas Arquitecto, this 4,500-square-foot vacation home is largely made of glass on the ocean-facing side. Getting through the front door requires crossing a reflecting pool on concrete pavers which serve as the unorthodox “floor” of the foyer. The outdoor infinity-edge swimming pool and tempered-glass panels on the deck maximize the panoramic ocean view. Via

A limited color palette of white painted drywall, beige travertine flooring, and gray of pavers and columns were utilized throughout the spaces. Pops of bright color was used sparsely throughout for a minimalist appeal.

A wooden bridge crosses the void over the kitchen to connect to the family room and two of the four bedrooms, while a glass bridge, perpendicular, leads to the master suite.

Sheathed in glass, the master suite is cantilevered so it appears to float into the seascape.

Photos: Jordi Miralles

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