Located in Nosara, Costa Rica, on the Nicoya Peninsula, this stunning home stands as a testament to modern tropical architecture. Designed by Lauren in collaboration with Mario Vargas, owner of the esteemed Costa Rican Design-Build firm QBO3, this home seamlessly blends contemporary design principles with the demands of the tropical climate.
With breathtaking panoramic views of the ocean, the intention behind the design was to create a peaceful refuge that fosters a strong connection with nature. Situated in one of the world’s Blue Zones, renowned for the longevity and healthy lifestyles of its inhabitants, the house encourages a balanced and harmonious way of living.
Featuring five spacious bedrooms and six luxurious bathrooms, the residence offers ample space for relaxation and rejuvenation. The infinity edge pool invites residents to bask in the beauty of their surroundings, while also being set up for swimming laps. Adjacent to the main bedroom, a grass roof provides a unique vantage point to bask in mesmerizing Central American sunsets.
To combat the warm, tropical climate, the design incorporates large overhangs, rain and shade screens, and concealed gutters. These features not only provide relief from the sun but also allow for natural ventilation throughout the house.
One of the property's standout features is the yoga deck, complete with a spa, as well as the firepit and outdoor entertaining area below. Moreover, every room boasts continuous balconies that offer uninterrupted views of the ocean, seamlessly merging the boundaries between indoor and outdoor living. Strategically positioned next to the entertaining area, the sunken living room with double-height ceilings ensures a seamless flow between the interior and exterior spaces.
In terms of materials, the house embraces a combination of concrete, glass, manufactured wood composite, polished concrete floors, and micro-cement wall finish. These materials not only contribute to the modern aesthetic but also ensure durability and sustainability in the tropical climate.