Perched on the lush mountains of Uvita, in the heart of Osa, Puntarenas, the Clifford House stands as a beacon of contemporary architecture while maintaining a harmonious connection with its natural surroundings. Overlooking the picturesque Bahía Ballena Bay, the house takes design cues from Balinese architecture, translated into a pristine white palette that reflects the purity of its tropical environment.
The house is composed of distinct wings, each offering unique spatial experiences. The social area, notably, is a striking double-height space that’s both narrow and tall, its towering white walls bathed in diffused natural light filtered through louvers. The architectural scheme is consciously contemporary, with a clear expression of structural elements contributing to an aesthetic of unadorned simplicity.
As much as it is a dwelling, the Clifford House is an experience. Lushly landscaped ramps create a verdant route down the slope, punctuated with a vegetable and spice garden – a true homage to the senses. Further augmenting the property’s appeal, a serene yoga terrace, an inviting guest house, and carefully detached service areas provide spaces for rejuvenation, hospitality, and efficient function. A standout feature is the mesmerizing infinity pool, blurring the lines between the built form and the encompassing natural landscape.
Location: Uvita, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Area: Interior: 344.70 m2, Exterior: 260 m2