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Casa Areca

Casa Areca is a stunning minimal space nestled in the lush landscape of Areca Palms in Tulum, Mexico. Carefully positioned to preserve existing trees and palms, this vacation home features four en-suite bedrooms on the first floor, allowing for an open ground floor plan. The kitchen, dining, and living areas seamlessly integrate with the outdoors through retractable and pivoting floor-to-ceiling glass doors, offering picturesque views of the pool and private gardens.

Inspired by the natural beauty of the Yucatan, Casa Areca embraces sustainable principles, utilizing locally sourced natural materials and handcrafted finishes to create unique contextual designs. The homes design encourages a greater connection to the surrounding nature, with windows strategically oriented to capture prevailing breezes, ensuring a cool and fresh atmosphere year-round.

Sustainability is at the heart of this project, as the electrical consumption is offset by a solar panel system, reducing carbon emissions. Collaborating with local artisans, bespoke furnishings add warmth and tranquility, complementing the soft color palette of the interior finishes. Available for rent through Airbnb.




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