Overlooks

SAOTA Completes A New Home With An Infinity Edge Swimming Pool That Overlooks The LA Skyline

SAOTA Completes A New Home With An Infinity Edge Swimming Pool That Overlooks The LA Skyline

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. #SwimmingPool #PoolDeck #Deck #Architecture #PoolDesign

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.

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. #SwimmingPool #PoolDeck #Deck #Architecture #PoolDesign

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.

At night, hidden lighting found on both the steps leading to the decks and from within the pool of this modern house, highlight the deck design elements and extend the entertaining area of the home. #ModernHouse #SwimmingPool #WoodDeck #PoolDesign
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

An Architect Designed Holiday House That Overlooks The Costa Rican Jungle

 

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

 

The Floating House By Benjamin Garcia Saxe

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 Floating House By Benjamin Garcia Saxe

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 Floating House By Benjamin Garcia Saxe

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.

The Floating House By Benjamin Garcia Saxe

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.

The Floating House By Benjamin Garcia Saxe

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 Floating House By Benjamin Garcia Saxe

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.

The Floating House By Benjamin Garcia Saxe

This New Caribbean Villa Overlooks The Ocean Below

This New Caribbean Villa Overlooks The Ocean Below

Photography by Gerald Tessier

 

Designed by Erea and Architectonik comes a new addition to the Caribbean island of Saint Barts. Tucked into the edge of a cliff and overlooking Corossol Beach and Gustavia Harbor, this villa, named Villa Utopic, offers guests a stay where the focus is put on appreciating natural beauty while enjoying modern design and comfortable living.

 

Tucked into the edge of a cliff and overlooking Corossol Beach and Gustavia Harbor (Caribbean), this villa, named Villa Utopic, offers guests a luxurious stay where the focus is put on appreciating natural beauty while enjoying modern design and comfortable living.

Photography by Gerald Tessier

Incredible views of the surrounding islands and expansive ocean can be seen from all of the outdoor areas of the villa. The 65 foot (20m) long heated infinity pool looks out over the ocean, and large lounges, both in covered and uncovered areas, accommodate sunbathing and warm afternoon naps.


This villa has a 20 meter long, heated infinity pool looking out over the ocean, and areas are dedicated to relaxing on the surrounding deck.

Photography by Gerald Tessier

Designed with entertaining in mind, a large table surrounded by colorful chairs and accent pillows sits in a covered area to allow for an outdoor dining experience even when the weather is less than perfect.


Designed with outdoor entertaining in mind, this large table is surrounded by colorful chairs and accents sits in a covered area to allow for an outdoor dining experience even when the weather is less than perfect.

Photography by Gerald Tessier

The villa has two large lounge areas, one outside and one inside. A large glass window separates the two, but at the same time ensure that guests are always able to enjoy the stunning views of the Caribbean paradise.


This villa has two large lounge areas, one outside and one inside. A large glass window separates the two, but at the same time ensure that guests are always able to enjoy the stunning views of the Caribbean paradise.

Photography by Gerald Tessier

The glass wall in the kitchen can be opened to let in the breezes coming off the ocean and makes dinner prep so much more enjoyable. A large island incorporates seating for quick snacks.


The glass wall in this kitchen can be opened to let in the warm breezes coming off the ocean and makes dinner prep so much more enjoyable. A large island incorporates seating for quick snacks.

Photography by Gerald Tessier

In keeping with the decor of the rest of the villa, the bedrooms are decorated in a simple, modern and bright style that puts the focus on the breathtaking views and keeps the spaces stylish at the same time.


This bedroom has the bed positioned in the center of the room, idea for views out of the floor-to-ceiling windows.

Photography by Gerald Tessier

Centrally positioned beds look out floor to ceiling windows onto the bright blue ocean and swaying palm trees below, making waking up one of the most relaxing parts of the day.


This bedroom has the bed positioned in the center of the room, idea for views out of the floor-to-ceiling windows. A small desk is tucked behind the headboard, and in the bathroom, double sinks appear to float above the vanity.

Photography by Gerald Tessier

In this bedroom, there’s a somewhat hidden bathroom that opens up to have views of the water. Massive windows and minimal decor in the bathrooms let you continue to appreciate the gorgeous landscape around you even while you shower or brush your teeth.


This bedroom has the bed positioned in the center of the room, idea for views out of the floor-to-ceiling windows. In the bathroom, the large windows let in an abundance of natural light and provide views of the water.

Photography by Gerald Tessier