Article from Yatzer
Located in Sayulita, a laid back surfers’ town on the West coast of Mexico, this beachfront residence was recently renovated by Mexico and Sweden-based architectural practice MAIN OFFICE into a “small-contained village” that is both complemented and complimented by the lush, tropical surroundings and the breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean.
Built-in the 1950s on the top of a steep incline among palm and almond trees, plantains and ferns, the original two-story building was in dire need of renovation due to humidity problems and lack of maintenance. The architects thoroughly redesigned the existing structure adding a new guesthouse down the slope and a series of concrete platforms, walkways and gardens that connect all the levels by following the site’s topography. Crucially, the design’s stepped configuration ensures that all indoor and outdoor spaces enjoy uninterrupted views of the ocean.
Yatzer is a global online destination that allows readers to both discover and follow the most engaging creative projects and people in art, fashion, design, architecture and hospitality from around the world. Initially founded by Greek interior designer Costas Voyatzis in 2007.
Some honorable mentions include the following: Yatzer.com has been listed in THE FINANCIAL TIMES’ virtual chatter list in April 2010, in the TOP 5 international websites by the Italian magazine INTERNI Panorama in April 2011, in the British VOGUE as one of the ten online destinations for design and inspiration in November 2012, in the TOP 100 online destinations by VOGUE Netherlands in February 2013, in the TOP international websites by ELLE DECOR Italia in February 2014; meanwhile, at the 100th anniversary of the FRENCH edition of Architectural Digest in April 2011, Yatzer’s founder Costas Voyatzis was listed as one of the 100 most influential personalities in the design industry. Costas Voyatzis also introduced the city of Athens at the EUROPEAN LOUIS VUITTON City Guides 2013.
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