Casa de Luz Y Olas (House of Light and Waves).
This 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, designer’s oceanfront home is located in the Arcos Section of Plaza Del Mar, a gated community located 30 minutes south of downtown Rosarito.
This beautiful home it’s on a category of its own, as is literally built from the ground up. It features a unique style, and architecture that stays true to its Mexican origins.
Designed by renowned Mexican architect Alejandro D’Acosta, known for its eco-friendly works such as Casa la Loma in Oaxaca, Guadalupe wine Valley Vineyards Bruma, and Tres Cantos, Vinicola Vena Cava, just to name a few.
Casa Luz y Olas captures the essence of the natural surroundings while making it a suitable dwelling for contemporary needs. The variety of textures, from the outside wooden branches cover, to the wooden imprints in the interior concrete, adds a rustic touch to the modern materials.
As with all D’Acosta’s works, every detail, and every room in this home has its own purpose, and reason. Like the magnificent steel-framed door, decorated with wooden stakes that opens to an exuberant foyer, surrounded by 18-inch earth-walls, along with a beautiful steel-framed glass showcase with views of the inner garden, and capped with a glass ceiling, along with the home’s solar panels. A space specially created for peace and contemplation, where the light, the earth tones, the view from the garden, and even the tall ceiling come together for a serene experience.
From here you have access to the lower level through a short staircase, and the upper level through a steel staircase.
On the lower level, you will find a large den, which features tile flooring, a fireplace, and an eco-friendly ventilation system. From the den, you have access to the inner garden through a large glass sliding door that disappears behind the bathroom wall. The garden features regional plants, and a tree, and can also be accessed from the driveway, which holds space for one car.
The lower-level bathroom features a dressing area and can also be accessed from the garden through floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. In here you can appreciate the north wall of the house, which is made from basaltic stones, dug from the same ground where the house is standing today.
The two bedrooms on the lower-level are neatly ‘hidden’ behind large floor-to-ceiling wooden doors. The room on the left, facing the corner of the street, has a panoramic ocean view, with built-in drawers, and zoned ventilation. The room on the right features large closets, and a zoned ventilation system as well.
On the upper level, you will find the kitchen, featuring an old-style stove, along with views of the garden, and the ocean. From here you can access the laundry room, and bathroom, which features floor-to-ceiling windows, a tub, and access to the side deck.
The living room, and dining area is a place to behold, with wooden floors surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows, providing a truly panoramic experience, along with sliding glass doors that when opened, amplify the sound of the ocean. To add to the magic, the wooden panel wall that divides the kitchen, and master bedroom from the living room, disappears behind a concrete wall to reveal a truly open space. A must-see the next time you are there. The master bedroom features wooden panels, earth walls, and a magnificent ocean view.
There is so much more to see about this home. Schedule an appointment with your trusted real estate agent today!