Beach Retreat

In what might be called a house divided, this residence offers the multi-pane windows, peaked tile roofs, and close-set volumes associated with regional vernacular architecture to the street; while to the ocean it presents the sweeping curves and glass expanses of a contemporary villa. Influenced by the location's physical drama and Mexico's artistic heritage, the design engages with color, bold forms and the elements at every opportunity.

Photography by Peter Aaron/ESTO