Design

Home of the Week: Casa Vallarta, Mexico

Architect Ezeguiel Farca’s inspiration for this garden oasis home in Puerto Vallarta came from the delicate, worn-wood-framed structures common on the Baja California coast. In place of wood, however, he’s used concrete, which stands up better to the ageing effects of the Mexican coast and adds a modern aesthetic punch.

The home is camouflaged into the landscape with green walls and rooftops, which insulate it from high heat. And it takes advantage of the tropical climate with some smart and simple integration of indoor and outdoor spaces, like the glass walls of the living and dinning room, which open up to fuse the space with the pool and terrace and fight humidity.

Plenty of room to do whatever it is one does with one’s spare time when one lives on the coast of Jalisco–this might include capitalizing on the fitness centre, home theatre, two jacuzzis or fire pit on the property.

(1/X)

jpg

Vallarta-House_EZEQUIELFARCA_02

Vallarta-House_EZEQUIELFARCA_03

Vallarta-House_EZEQUIELFARCA_04

Vallarta-House_EZEQUIELFARCA_05

Vallarta-House_EZEQUIELFARCA_06

Vallarta-House_EZEQUIELFARCA_07

Vallarta-House_EZEQUIELFARCA_08

Vallarta-House_EZEQUIELFARCA_09

Vallarta-House_EZEQUIELFARCA_10

Vallarta-House_EZEQUIELFARCA_11

Vallarta-House_EZEQUIELFARCA_12

Vallarta-House_EZEQUIELFARCA_13

Vallarta-House_EZEQUIELFARCA_14

Vallarta-House_EZEQUIELFARCA_15

Vallarta-House_EZEQUIELFARCA_16

Vallarta-House_EZEQUIELFARCA_17