Jim Olson from Olson Kundig Architects have this modern holiday villa on the beach in San José del Cabo, Mexico, designed for a long-time friend and customer, while designer Terry Hinziker furnished the interiors. From a bird’s eye view, the Mexican holiday home harmonises perfectly with the other houses in Los Cabos in the traditional Spanish style. The tile roof and deep canopies resemble the traditional architectural style in this region, while the limestone repeats the earth tones from the surrounding terrain. This modern holiday home sticks to tradition, but is also bold and extremely modern.
Modern vacation villa on the beach in Mexico
The architect housed the modern structure under a terracotta roof. It took 18 months to build and resulted in a 743-square-foot luxury home. Woven textiles, travertine stone, wood and plaster are among the most commonly used materials, influenced by local traditions. The transition from inside to outside is seamless and you feel comfortable everywhere.
Modern holiday villa influenced by traditional Spanish style
The heart of the house is the double-height living area that adjoins the kitchen and bedroom on the ground floor and the guest rooms on the upper floor. Floor-to-ceiling pocket doors completely reveal the breathtaking views of the beach and ocean beyond the shimmering pool. In the evenings, the doors can stay open while a series of blinds provide privacy and let in the cool breeze. This indoor-outdoor relationship is further accentuated by a series of spacious patios, a poolside fire pit, outdoor shower, and a rooftop lounge equipped with a telescope for stargazing.