So many developers churn out cookie-cutter McMansions of gargantuan proportions. And so many residents fill them with the same products and styles. It’s refreshing to see that there are still architects out there who combine beauty with creativity to give us homes and furnishings that are unique yet practical, stylish yet functional.
The Palabritas Beach House may be far from home, but it's something we can definitely learn from. Located on the coast of Lima, Peru, this amazing home by Jose Orrego is a vision of contrasts. The rear, shown below, faces the most splendid view of the beach and islands, and is also the most interesting view of the structure.
The terrace is an elevated box with curved walls reminiscent of 1960s Brazilian architecture. It appears separate from the rest of the home, but can feel more integrated with the dining and living room by opening the sliding glass doors.
What looks like a Jacuzzi from afar is actually a massive swimming pool. And the concrete lattice overhead is based on contemporary composition - Orrego wanted to open the space without sacrificing too much privacy.
Structurally, the home acts as a picture frame to the view of the beach. Can anyone guess how much this house is worth?
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