Project DescriptionIn Los Cabos Mexico where the stark desert landscape meets the turquoise blue Sea of Cortez, lies a paradise of no equal. With some of the world's best deep sea fishing, golf courses, and luxury amenities, the region casts it's magic spell by exposing the long hidden adventurous spirit in her visitors.
This awakening has happened to many clients who have decided to build a second home in Los Cabos, only to uproot their lives and fully commit to year round living in this paradise found.
Casa Kokomo is the embodiment of that adventurous spirit of the Los Cabos region. Situated within the luxurious Puerto Los Cabos community of Fundadores, Casa Kokomo swells from the hot desert sands and extends her reach out to the emerald green golf course and beyond to the Sea of Cortez.
Casa Kokomo derives her name from the organic shapes that mimic ocean waves provide sight lines that follow the coastline and frame the amazing sunrises. Interior courtyards and iron shutter walls protect from the blazing desert afternoon heat, but allow the cool breezes to flow through the home reducing the need for mechanical cooling.
The home was designed not just for entertaining guests, but the 15+ (and counting) grandchildren that come to visit often. Protecting the upper floor barracks room is a row of concrete "ribs" that surround the "heart" of the home where the children sleep.
The exterior walls are double wythe, with concrete filled foam blocks on the outside layer and a 1" air gap between the interior wall made of solid CMU with grout fill. This wall system provides a thermal break from the blazing desert sun and allows the interior walls to remain cool throughout the day and into the evening.
The furnishings are made locally with alder wood brought over from a sustainable source on the mainland. The stone used on the walls is quarried locally. The bar furniture off the interior courtyard is milled from a tree trunk found in a local arroyo after a recent flood.
The home is sited in such a way that it is protected from the harsh elements and weather of the desert climate, yet takes advantages of the amazing view corridors made available from the Greg Norman golf course, local Sierra Gigante mountain range, and Sea of Cortez.