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Remodeling and Home Design

Yucatan Beach Villa

    Akumal, Mexico

    I was asked to design the first phase of an ocean-side retreat. Though there was to only be one bedroom, a small kitchen and a living room, provisions needed to be in place for an eventual expansion. This meant restricting the building envelope to a small corner of the property near the street, leaving the rest of the site available for future construction. Because of site topography, this location tended to be hot, stagnant, and buggy. Locating the living space above the garage allowed ocean breezes to continually cool the space, and also provided privacy for the street-front location. Orienting the house toward the prevailing winds made an air conditioner unnecessary, unusual for this tropical climate.

    Yucatan beach villa by Josh Goldstein ArchitectYucatan beach villa by Josh Goldstein Architect

    Yucatan beach villa by Josh Goldstein ArchitectYucatan beach villa by Josh Goldstein Architect

    Yucatan beach villa by Josh Goldstein ArchitectYucatan beach villa by Josh Goldstein Architect