Cottages are certainly good places to escape from the real world, to relax and have fun, but also to create memories that you will be happy to remember for years to come…
When his friends asked Ken Fulk to help them create a resort in Mexico that would be full of details and memories of previous trips to Mykonos, St.Barts, Tulum and Ibiza, he decided to give him the same amount the attention he would pay to a boutique hotel. The result is Casa Grande, a collaboration between architects Victor Legorreta and Marcela Cortina Rodriguez, who has its own color scheme, logo and typography.
The process of creating this building took three years, suffered three tropical storms and saw hundreds of artisans and builders. Clients have long admired Ricardo Legorreta’s distinctive style, and hoped that someday he would be able to build a house in collaboration with his company, now led by his son. Victor designed the space, which measures about 3,000 square feet, and is revealed to visitors in portions, leading them from an integrating corridor toward a two-story courtyard with a pool and six palm trees.
“The sense of mystery is very common in Mexican architecture. It is an emotion-related architecture, one that leads you to discover the world around you as you wander through it. From here you can get to smaller courtyards and gardens, which create a special, truly intimate atmosphere, ”Legorreta explains.
Fulk’s intimate relationship with clients and knowledge of their tastes gave him the opportunity to create a luxury resort that was so personalized that it immediately became iconic. First of all, the focus is on the main color – the shade of pink that Ricardo, the modern Mexican architect was known for. Then there are all the other unique accents, from the interesting concrete tiles to the sleek linear fireplace.
Overlooking the ocean, this home certainly lacks water views, but the architects and designers added a few more water elements, creating the impression of living on a deserted island. Fulk claims he got well-groomed before he could hit the shade of the infinity pool so it was no different than the color of the ocean.
Casa Grande has 22 beds for the owner and guests, with recessed pieces of furniture created from the same type of plaster used for the walls. The floors are made of wood, while handmade textiles from Mexico spectacularly accentuate the entire space.