Costa Rica News – San Jose-based architecture firm Studio Saxe has built a house in Costa Rica with an indoor-outdoor great room and cantilevered porches upstairs that overlook dense tropical foliage.
Located in the town of Santa Teresa, Joya Villa measures 10,300 square feet (960 square metres) across two storeys, with a white lower level and timber details above. Black steel I-beams form most of the structure, which is topped with a flat roof.
A great room on the ground floor features glass walls that fold on top each other when pulled apart, opening towards a patio and swimming pool.
The outdoor area is decorated with three oversized wooden chaise lounges overlooking the rainforest. A covered area made of timber slats creates another shaded lounge area, with cushioned chairs grouped together.