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Punta Sayulita Residences

Mexico

Realizing the developer’s vision to create a family-friendly community of homes using a triple-bottom-line business approach — the design balances economic, ecological and community considerations.

Location

Sayulita, Mexico

Type

Residence

Services

Architecture, Planning and Design

Project Partners

Vita, Planning and Landscape Architecture

Client

Contact Development Corporation

Status

Completed

We were hired to master plan and design the resort club amenities and residential prototypes for this intimate private resort community across the bay from the seaside village of Sayulita. This 33-acre peninsula was previously entitled for attached condominiums, but the developers realized that single-family residences resonated with resort buyers who perceive value in having detached resort residences that are carefully integrated into the site.

Experientially, there is additional value gained with the privacy and luxury of a single-family home and the ability to feel the presence of the site versus a mass of attached condominiums imposed on the land.

Three residential prototypes were designed to fit into the hillsides and find commonality with the regional vernacular. Exemplifying sustainabable principles of designing for both the guest community and the host community, the 62 private residences have been carefully sited on lots for view and integration into the environment. Carts are the main form of transportation within the resort, which allowed roadways to be small, minimizing site disturbance.

Buildings were sited to blend with the natural terrain, natural boulders and protected oil palms. The three hilltops are preserved as parks for the Sayulita community. A trail system will connect resort members with the reaches of the peninsula.

de Reus Architects - luxury residence interior
de Reus Architects - luxury residence Punta Sayulita terrace view

Buildings were sited to blend with the natural terrain, natural boulders and protected oil palms. The three hilltops are preserved as parks for the Sayulita community.

de Reus Architects - luxury residence pool
de Reus Architects - luxury residence Punta Sayulita interior

“Other architects say, ‘I’m the expert.’ de Reus is more collaborative. They made us feel as if our input really mattered, they listened, and they made the design process extremely fun.”

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