A vacation/retirement home in Costa Rica was designed for maximum comfort and durability in a harsh tropical marine environment.

Generous shaded terraces expand the living area outside.

Ocean views are enjoyed from every room.

Concrete block construction provides thermal mass for passive cooling, along with carefully place ventilating louvers.

The kitchen is large and convenient for several cooks during family gatherings. The breakfast bar is useful for chatting up the cook.

Details include tropical hardwoods throughout, including custom designed furniture. The mascot gecko is illustrated in the ceramic mosaic at the entry.

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