Peter Pichler Architecture renovated a 1960s building into a gorgeous, light-filled home by the beach. Located in Jalisco, Mexico on the West Coast of the Pacific Ocean, the revamped home is most remarkable for its intricate tiled front facade. Custom handmade tiles inspired by a traditional Mexican pattern clad the exterior, putting a vernacular tradition at the forefront of this contemporary design.
Set on a quiet road close to the beach, the renovated home features two floors intersected by three atria that flood the interior with natural light. A double-height ceiling at the front of the building also helps funnel natural light into the building and creates an airy and spacious feel. The larger ground floor comprises the living room, kitchen, and dining room located at the front of the home, while the two guest bedrooms and bathrooms are tucked in the rear. The upper level houses two bedrooms, including the master bedroom, two bathrooms, and opens up to a large terrace that overlooks views of the ocean.
The house in Mexico is set back from the road by a small courtyard and white gates covered in leafy foliage that partially shield the beautifully patterned house from view. The custom handmade tiles that clad the home are dark blue and white with a floral and geometric motif. To mitigate against solar heat gain and for added privacy, the large glazed openings on the home’s west side can be closed with white aluminum shutters.
Images by Oscar Hernandez