With a plot of land in the shape of a quarter circle that also had a deep slope, Vértice Arquitectos were tasked with designing a beach house that would not only work with the land, but give the homeowners optimum sea views. Located in Lima, Perú, the J-4 Beach House design is based on two structures that have been cut in order to give it a mineral-like form. The structures were designed to overhang one another helping to provide useful spaces beneath them.

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Even with the building regulations and challenging plot, they were able to build two terraced levels giving the home tons of outdoor space and views of the beautiful ocean.

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The highest part of the house contains the main bedroom. The second structure, located at the lowest point, consists of two floors with a garage underneath. This part features the main living space and other bedrooms.

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The entrance sits between the two containers and you access it through a slopped garden. Going along with the strict coastal regulations, all of the exterior walls are painted white.

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To avoid obstructing the view, the terrace railings are made of glass creating a seamless look for the homeowners.

A Mineral Shaped Beach House by Vértice Arquitectos in main architecture  Category

Floor-to-ceiling windows also frame the view. I imagine it would make it hard to get out of bed in the morning!

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Unless you go straight from the bed to this outdoor terrace complete with an amazing pool.

A Mineral Shaped Beach House by Vértice Arquitectos in main architecture  Category

A Mineral Shaped Beach House by Vértice Arquitectos in main architecture  Category

A Mineral Shaped Beach House by Vértice Arquitectos in main architecture  Category

A Mineral Shaped Beach House by Vértice Arquitectos in main architecture  Category

A Mineral Shaped Beach House by Vértice Arquitectos in main architecture  Category

A Mineral Shaped Beach House by Vértice Arquitectos in main architecture  Category

Most of the furnishings are kept white with pops of bright primary colors in the accents.

A Mineral Shaped Beach House by Vértice Arquitectos in main architecture  Category

A Mineral Shaped Beach House by Vértice Arquitectos in main architecture  Category

A Mineral Shaped Beach House by Vértice Arquitectos in main architecture  Category

A Mineral Shaped Beach House by Vértice Arquitectos in main architecture  Category

A Mineral Shaped Beach House by Vértice Arquitectos in main architecture  Category