Small Beach House in Mexico Breaking Ground
Written July 24, 2010 by John Hendricks, Architect AIA • Filed Under Resort Areas
We’ve recently broken ground on a small beach house in Mexico. The home is organic in nature and designed for outdoor living, as well as situated to bring in the ocean breezes. Located above the Pacific coast between Puerto Vallarta and Acapulco, this hillside beach house is about 30 miles (48 km) SE of Zihuatanejo and the beach resort town of Ixtapa in the Mexican state of Guerrero.
North View from the Beach House
Views are wide ranging out to the Pacific Ocean and up and down the coast. More information, including schematic plans and elevations of the home, can be found on our Mexico Beach House blog post.
Construction materials for a beach house are quite different from the mountain style homes we design. The typical cedar siding over wood frame construction in the mountains would quickly rot in a high humid location. The best materials to use in high humidity climates such as coastal Mexico and Nicaragua are less perishable ones like concrete and native hardwoods. This home will be concrete with some hardwood trim and finish work.
For updated construction photos, see Beach Home on Mexico’s Pacific Coast and Mexico Beach House: Infinity Edge Pool.
John Hendricks, AIA Architect
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