On Mexico’s southern Pacific coast, a gorgeous, $1.5 million beach house recently went up for sale.
The New York Times reports that the four-bedroom, four-and-a-half bathroom home is situated in a gated, beachfront community called Los Naranjos, or “Orange Trees.” Near Puerto Escondido in the state of Oaxaca, the house is more like a string of thatch-roofed bungalows that circle a central courtyard rather than a traditional rectangular house.
“It’s very Asian, Balinese-style,” said Brett Radmin, an owner and managing director of Puerto Real Estate, the company that listed the property. The house is part of a group of five similarly designed houses that together are known as Seis Olas, or “Six Waves.”
The house features a plethora of luxurious features and amenities. The main bungalow alone is larger than many New York City apartments, and it boasts double front doors, a breakfast bar, pendant lights made from coconut tree fibers, and wooden floors throughout.
The screen doors from the living and dining rooms lead to a large open courtyard with a pool, walkways, bridges, lily ponds, lounge chairs, and a “bedlike swing.” The walkways lead to the grassy lawn, the community pool, and the magnificent beach. A tennis court is set to open soon.
The kitchen is fully equipped and features granite countertops, ceramic tiles, and a state-of-the-art refrigerator. It is adjacent to a shaded, outdoor dining table.
Each of the four bedrooms is its own mini bungalow surrounding the courtyard. They all include travertine flooring and a bathroom with shower and bath, though the master bedroom has its own terrace and travertine tub. Travertine, a form of limestone, is a popular construction material for luxury properties. The United States’s demand for travertine alone weighs in at about 0.85 million tons every year.
Though the fully equipped house (including Wi-Fi, satellite, full utilities) is available for rent at $600-$700 a night, Puerto Real Estate hopes to sell it directly.