Located within Marina Puerto Escondido in Loreto, Baja California Sur (Mexico), Casa Palomilla boasts a bounty of remarkable attributes. Set neatly on a man-made island within the marina, the site provides a 100 foot boat slip (as do all sites on the island), views to the adjacent Marina, and remarkable views of the Sierra de la Giganta mountains.

The concrete structure borrows its kinetic forms from the DNA of the clients’ French-made sailboat. The ribbon-like folding of the structure also provides for carefully framed views, cropping out adjacent properties, and a clear material hierarchy. The material palate consists of exposed concrete, vein-cut, locally mined travertine, teak, and steel.

The composition of Casa Palomilla is intended to have a direct relationship with the floating occupants of the Marina — boats. Boats are built and feel as if they are always in motion. This nautical spirit embodies Casa Palomilla’s core. Intended as a family retreat for diving, spear fishing, game fishing, and outdoor explorations, the design provides sleeping for 14, dining for 20, and an outdoor kitchen meant for boat-to-table service. Finally, the upper deck boasts another kitchen, a full service bar, and strategic roof openings for the profound star gazing available in Loreto.

Drewett Works earned a Gold Nugget Award of Merit for Casa Palomilla in the Best on the Boards Custom Home category at the 2019 Gold Nugget Awards presented by the Pacific Coast Builders Conference.

Architect: CP Drewett, AIA, NCARB, Drewett Works
Lot Size: 8,441 sq ft (0.19 acres)
Square Footage: 7,540 sq ft (conditioned) 11,659 sq ft (total under roof)
Location: Loreto, Baja California Sur (Mexico)

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