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A hillside home in harmony with nature overlooks Mexico’s majestic coast

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Em-Estudio has designed this hillside holiday home nestled into the hillside with sweeping views over Mermejita Beach, in the small village of Mazunte in the central part of Oaxaca, Mexico. Offering mesmerizing views of the Pacific Ocean, this concrete refuge was created to enjoy the exceptional year-round weather.

The home was designed to maximize its seaside views while allowing for cross-ventilation, keeping the living spaces feeling fresh. With a contemporary architectural design in harmony with its natural surroundings, this house seeks to blend in with its hillside location.

Need To Know: If you think this home looks like a relaxing escape, it can be all yours, as it is also a vacation rental on Airbnb!

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“The superposition of the volumes resemble stones, which contain large wooden windows projected one over the other, adapting to the slope of the land, generating terraces and overhangs that provide shade and let the wind flow, creating an image of stones that stand in balance on the hillside,” states the architects.

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What We Love: This incredible hillside home in Mexico provides an inviting retreat surrounded by nature and showcasing seaside views. We are loving the fabulous indoor-outdoor connection that brings in fresh breezes while easily transitioning between spaces to encourage outdoor living. We can imagine this would be a wonderful place to relax and get away from it all, especially with that amazing hillside swimming pool!

Tell Us: What do you think of the architectural details of this retreat? Do you think you could feel right at home in this Mexican oasis? Let us know in the Comments below!

Note: Be sure to check out a couple of other fascinating home tours that we have featured in Mexico here on One Kindesign: Incredible modern home surrounded by mountains of northeast Mexico and Indoor-outdoor retreat in Mexico City boasts a heavenly garden oasis.

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Most of the materials used in the construction are regional, such as macuil wood in the carpentry and guapinol wood in the structure, and stone from nearby quarries in patios and stairs.

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This house has two independent access points, one is at the beach level and the other is at the top of the plot where the parking lot and the main entrance are situated. To gain access, one walks down a flight of stairs contained between walls that leads to a stone vestibule patio.

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The common area is enclosed in a pavilion containing a spacious living/dining room and kitchen with a wooden structure and a roof covered with clay tiles. There is an interior patio and a large terrace with a 13.5 meters long pool that overlooks the sea. It is complemented by the stone patio, which contains the space and allows the flow of air.

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The living pavilion is enclosed by large wooden doors with shutters that open and close depending on the elements. The house has four rooms, two integrated into the main block and two that can function as independent studios, since they have their own access on the lower part of the land and a kitchen and a private freshwater pool each.

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The roof of the main pavilion is made of flat clay tiles. All the walls of the project have a polished cement finish mixed with brown pigments, seeking, as with the roof tiles, to blend the architecture with the surrounding colors in nature, until the patina of time becomes an integral part of the image of the project where the weathering gives character to the volumes.

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The concrete, which is present throughout the project, makes it possible for the architecture to emerge in the middle of such a steep slope, becoming an ideal canvas to be transformed in its appearance with the passage of nature and time.

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On one side of the main terrace, there is a staircase contained between walls that are projected to a double height that frames the natural surroundings, from where you can access two of the rooms. On the opposite side, a stone staircase adapts to the topography, immersed in the nature of the hill, and goes down to the studios and continues to the beach.

There are two bedrooms in this home with sea views, spacious bathrooms, and a private terrace. Both have a ceiling fan and mosquito nets on all doors and wooden shutter windows.

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PHOTOGRAPHER Emanuel Velásquez, Nin Solis, Diego Padilla Magallanes

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