Casa Almare: a haven perched on a cliff looking out on the Pacific Ocean

Constant contact with the sea is the main characteristic of the intervention

by Malcolm Clark
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Casa Almare, designed by Elías Rizo Arquitectos overlooks one of the most beautiful beaches of Jalisco, in the western part of Mexico. The house is perched on a cliff beside the Pacific Ocean with a breathtaking view over Banderas Bay.

The bedrooms and the more 'public' spaces are spread out over the four storeys which maintain constant contact with the sea.

The house is accessed through a double gate, a wooden one which prevents passers-by from looking inside and a metal grid one which allows the breathtaking view over the ocean to be appreciated.

When you enter, you cross a 'bridge' connecting the two parts of the house (divided by a patio) which ends with a viewing platform extending over the sea. The walkway is highlighted by a body of water surrounded by flower beds which create a transition between the outside and the entrance terrace. Apart from the 3-car garage, the cellar, the washing area with patio and a computer room, the house has two 'master suites' on the first and second floor, each one with its own private terrace, a small swimming pool, changing room and bathroom, overlooking both the internal patio and the sea.

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    Casa Almare

    Puerto Vallarta / Mexico / 2010