Victor Canas’ Modern House In Costa Rica

Talking about luxury houses, here’s a Modern Guanacaste House in Costa Rica created by the architect Victor Canas. The house was built directly in a rock ledge and has almost 1.400 sqm living space with of course, an infinity pool.

“I’ve rarely worked with a site as dramatic as this,” said Victor Canas of the site of this stunning house, set inside a cliff overlooking the Costa Rican waters of the Guanacaste province. “The location demanded a structure that embraces it.”

So after being appointed by a young couple to design this vacation house for them and their small son, Canas knew he had to respect and embrace the nature all around him. “The house is basically an excuse to enjoy the beautiful surroundings,” he continues. “Because of the climate, you live outside as much as you do in, so I eliminated virtually any borders between those two worlds.”



The house is designed to be as connected to the outdoors as possible. The cross-ventilation created by several open rooms allows the Papagayo winds to cool the house. The entire house is covered in glass, instead of solid walls–to take total advantage of the majestic view.


A view from the glass paneled walls from the bedroom. Canas says you can “see Nicaragua from the bed.”


A wooden bridge connects the family room to two of the four bedrooms in the house. The hallway creates the allusion of stepping stones. Canas used concrete here because “it’s a great minimalist material. It’s uniform, textured, and man-made but still natural-looking.”



The “stepping stones” of the foyer are set atop a rock-filled pond–more water, more outside indoors.

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If you are a water lover, you will love this house since it incorporates the beauty and purity of water everywhere it can. As you bathe, you can look out at the pool and the ocean.


Listen to the waves break below as and enjoy the view!

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