WEETU DESIGNED BEACH HOUSE IN ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST

 "Casamota" entry and horse driveway.

"Casamota" entry and horse driveway.

weetu recently completed a beachside retreat on the North shore of the Dominican Republic for well known interiors editor and stylist, Carlos Mota. Architect Kevin Estrada met Carlos on a photo shoot where Carlos casually asked if weetu would be interested in designing a house for his recently acquired beach front property.  Kevin grabbed his Speedo and sketchpad and immediately got inspired by the beautiful context.  

 Carlos Mota feeding his chickens.

Carlos Mota feeding his chickens.

 Pool deck with custom designed tiles. 

Pool deck with custom designed tiles. 

Initial conversations centered on the idea of Casa Malaparte and the idea of a beachside “bunker”.  Affectionately referred to as "Casamota", the house took on the form of a concrete cube with a central courtyard, large rear patio and pool area.  Bedrooms flank the central courtyard with living spaces facing towards the pool and the beach beyond. The geometric tiles of the patio and pool area were designed by Carlos himself, using local artisans. The main living space and the exterior patio are separated with full height sliding walls of glass.  When fully opened, the effect is of one large outdoor room.  The interiors are reflective of Carlos’s exuberant style.  

 Central courtyards opens to interiors to create one large outdoor room.

Central courtyards opens to interiors to create one large outdoor room.

 Interior rooms connect with the outdoor views. 

Interior rooms connect with the outdoor views. 

For the full article, please visit Architectural Digest online. Than you to Kevin Estrada for leading the team, including design collaborator Idil Akay. Stay tuned, a weetu expansion may be in the works! 

 The team designed the house to reach towards the ocean beyond.

The team designed the house to reach towards the ocean beyond.