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Zoning regulations restricted the site to one story, so the designers made the most of it by including a basement for additional storage and reaching up to the roof for extra entertaining space. A huge slatted shade covers most of the upper deck, providing protection from the blazing Peruvian sun. The home has an open interior floor plan, where a dining room, kitchen, and living room, share space without extra walls cluttering the view. It’s tough to imagine this dining area gets much use, though, with the spacious roof deck above.

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Jorge Marsino Prado, peru, rooftop patio, rooftop deck, spiral staircase, floor-to-ceiling windows, open floor plan, natural light, outdoor entertaining, outdoor kitchen, outdoor dining, patio lounge

A separate master suite sports a wooden feature wall and the same floor-to-ceiling windows that surround the rest of the home. The amazing spiral staircase is enclosed in a small courtyard, turning it into a piece of structure art visible from inside the home as well as from the front yard. Grey painted steps contrast against the white stairwell.

Jorge Marsino Prado, peru, rooftop patio, rooftop deck, spiral staircase, floor-to-ceiling windows, open floor plan, natural light, outdoor entertaining, outdoor kitchen, outdoor dining, patio lounge

As seen in some of the photos, the adjacent houses share a similar structure, with open rooftop patios atop their single-story dwellings. This creates a fun element not unlike sharing a low fence with the property next door. Imagine kicking back in your rooftop lounge, shaded from the blazing sun, and waving to your neighbor across the way. Sounds like a pretty good way to enjoy the beauty of Peru’s desert landscape between the Isle of Asia and the coastal foothills of the Andes.

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Images via Juan Solano Ojasi for Jorge Marsino Prado