Casa Bautista

Beachfront living is something that certainly sounds attractive after being in lockdown for months and a residence of the beauty of Casa Bautista is definitely the sort of place we’d like to head here at Coolector HQ. A spiral staircase, rooftop pool and slatted doors feature in this concrete house in Mexico’s tropical Yucatan Peninsula designed by Mexico City architecture studio Productora.

Mexico has some stunning coastline that’s for sure and there are some equally as breathtaking residential properties dotted along said coastline but few are quite as striking as Casa Bautista from Productora. This glorious looking, two-storey property can be found nestled into a verdant forest in Sian Ka’an biosphere reserve, which is about an hour drive from Tulum.

Beach Living

The architecture studio Productora designed the residence in an L-shape on a beachfront lot and have made the most of the available space. Walls are crafted from concrete with a blue pigment, which the studio said reacts over time according to its exposure to the sun and its position in the house, which delivers tones that span the spectrum from ocean blue to sunset pink.

To fit in with the site’s natural beauty, Casa Bautista is powered by solar and wind energy which makes it an environmentally friendly property to boot. The house is also elevated above the ground on cross-shaped columns in order to not harm the fragile ecosystem below. This design allows for expansive views over dunes revealing the aqua waters of the nearby Caribbean Sea.

The home’s first floor is its main living space which consists of an open-plan kitchen, dining and living room. In addition, there are four bedrooms and three bathrooms which are also found on this level, and a master suite has access to a detached, three-storey concrete turret that doubles as a flexible space for work or meditation.

Relaxing Space to Unwind

An aesthetically appealing patio wraps around almost the entire first storey and has floors decked out in locally sourced wood. A wood roof above provides shade to give the owners numerous places to sit and lounge outside – which includes a jacuzzi near the kitchen which delivers amazing views of a white sandy beach that stretches out beyond.

An outdoor spiral concrete staircase gives the owners access up to a large roof terrace with a swimming pool and an outdoor dining room for some al-fresco dining during the summer months. The ground level of Casa Bautista has two bedrooms, a bathroom, mechanical room and an array of storage spaces that has enough space to fit three kayaks and a boat. A marvellous piece of modern Mexican architecture.

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