The Zamel House belongs to an Los Angeles beach-loving couple – she is passionate about architecture, while he loves to surf. This dream couple got their dream home in the shape of a stunning two-story modern residence right on the beach. Part of Mexican studio Kontrast Arquitectura‘s portfolio, the 2,936 square foot ocean home surprises exceptional sunset. Displaying its contemporary architecture in Bahías de Huatulco, Oaxaca, Mexico, this inspiring residence built on a flag lot boasts an exceptional great room that can be fully open to the outdoors.

Hot summer days are kept outside with the help of natural ventilation, while the panoramas are invited inside through extensive use of glass and site-specific solutions on this blessed site only 12 meters wide. Lifting the house from the ground and connecting it to the beach via a stairway on one side of the pool makes it appear like the house if slightly floating above the views, inducing a feeling of deep relaxation. Tropical plants inside create a comforting atmosphere, while alfresco dining in the pool-side pergola can end any perfect day with success.