Architecture firm SAOTA has completed a new house with 300-degree views over the LA skyline and the city basin below.
One of the key design elements of the home is the curved infinity-edge swimming pool with a mini palm tree island and wooden decks.
The multiple wooden decks, which step down from the main living areas of the interior, are ideal for relaxing by the pool and have enough room for sun lounges, day beds, side tables, and ottomans.
At night, hidden lighting found on both the steps leading to the decks and from within the pool, highlight the deck design elements and extend the entertaining area of the home.
Photography by Adam Letch | Lead Designers: SAOTA | SAOTA Project Team: Mark Bullivant, Philip Olmesdahl, Alwyn De Vos, Eugene Olivier & Conrad Martin | Architect of Record: Woods + Dangaran | Project Manager: Park Lane Projects | Contractor: Fortis Development | Landscaping: Chris Sosa | Lighting Design: Lux Populi | Interior Designer: MASS Beverly | Furniture by Henge | Artwork: Creative Art Partners | Property Agents: Oppenheim Group & Bond Street Partners
Architect Benjamin Garcia Saxe has designed a holiday house that overlooks the jungle in Costa Rica.
The home is available for holiday rentals through The Modern House – here
A description from The Modern House
The Floating House, designed by award-winning Costa Rican architect Benjamin Garcia Saxe, offers a unique living experience floating above the canopy of the jungle. It combines expansive ocean views, luxury interiors and an infinity swimming pool, within walking distance of the beach.
The house is made up of three pods, connected by bridges and walkways. It is fitted with sustainable teak floors, solar water heating and UV water filtration systems. The main open-plan living space has a solid teak dining table that seats eight.
The kitchen is fitted with a breakfast bar and central island, complete with stove and cooker, for preparing meals whilst overlooking the jungle. The lounge, framed by floor-to-ceiling glass concertina doors, has low sofas and handmade love chairs for relaxing in and making the most of the jungle and ocean views.
An impressive 24m corridor connects the main living space to the two upstairs bedrooms and the huge open-air, bamboo-lined, spa bathroom. The master bedroom has a king-size bed and the second bedroom contains a queen-size bed and a single bed.
Both rooms have wooden concertina shutters that open onto the terrace and views of the waves rolling in. The third bedroom, downstairs, is more compact with a double bed, en suite toilet and shower. All of the bedrooms have AC and a ceiling fan.
The infinity swimming pool, which sits below the house, allows you to enjoy the sunset, watch the waves and listen to the chorus of parrots and monkeys which live alongside you in the tree canopy.