Gracia Studio, Architects
Minimalist Baja Beach House
, Todos Los Santos, MEX
Modern architecture at its most powerful: Pure air, water and light enrich a majestically minimal 2006 beach house, designed by Gracia Studio of both Mexico and San Diego. Nearly a thousand miles by road from the U.S. border, in the blessedly low-profile area around artist-colony Todos Santos in Baja California Sur.
Barely two hours flight time from L.A, this retreat is a rare offering. At entry, a concrete patio floats above desert sands and a swimming pool, offering panoramic views of the blue Pacific. This generous sun patio merges with the living room space via folding glass doors and brise-soleil shutters on mild winter days. City water allows lush cocoanut palm and fruit tree garden. As far from smog, crowds and daily distractions as one could ever require but not hemispheres away.
Enjoy this escape only about 1 hour drive from La Paz and Cabo airports. Direct beach access. Substantial vacation-rental income if desired.