When you picture your “dream house”, does your mind automatically drift off to somewhere warm and surrounded by water so that you’re always ready for a sunny swim? That’s certainly the kind of house we would build ourselves if given the chance! These features alone already make up for a beautiful, enjoyable home, but some designers take it a step further by including several novelty features. Cielomar Residence is the perfect example and probably the house of our dreams!
Cielomar Residence is a breathtakingly tropical project conceptualized and completed by two innovative architectural and design companies, Barnes Coy Architects & SARCO Architects, working in partnership with one another. It is located in the utterly gorgeous Papagayo Peninsula in the Guanacaste Province of Costa Rica, where the sun and the temperature practically beg you to spend time outside each day.
As soon as you approach the house, you’ll notice the unique shape of the exterior. Built from layered wooden beams in a gorgeous light stain, the house is comprised primarily along one long, straight corridor and built off from there in a unique curving structure. The surface of the house is covered in stunning crystal clear windows, letting you enjoy the perfect sunny view from just about any room inside the house.
Passing through the doors, you’ll be met with an open and pleasantly minimalist decor scheme featuring uniquely modern pendant lights and a sweet, neutral colour scheme. The furniture is contemporary and simple. You’ll quickly realize, however, that the house has one primary feature that is certainly intended as the focal point. That, of course, is the absolutely stunning infinity pool in the back!
Right at the side of the incredible reflective surface of the water is a back patio with a stunning set up of lounge style tanning chairs. Two stylish umbrellas provide the chairs with some cooling shade for days that are a little too hot. In case you’d rather be tucked under an overhang reading instead of sitting right where kids and guests will swim, there are two smaller seating areas off to each side; one with two rocking chairs for evening drinks with your partner and one with comfy outdoor sofas that’s perfect for entertaining guests.
If you thought that was the end of the dazzling outdoor seating, think again! Above the main poolside patio is a long deck shaped like a catwalk. Walking its length provides you with not only an elevated view of the gorgeous natural water surrounding the house, but also another comfortable seating area! We have no doubt that this deck will probably be used as a diving board for your kids as well!
Photos by: Paul Domzal