The RIBA award-winning Casa Kike in Costa Rica by Gianni Botsford Architects is not only one writer's paradise, but an architectural aphrodisiac for the eyes. Set in lush natural landscape, this shoreside home boasts the "coupling [of] indigenous techniques and materials with modern design technologies and aesthetics" and is stunningly harmonious yet outstanding for it. At a cost of a mere £55,000, this astonishing abode is based around a main studio space, with library, writing desk and grand piano, and set apart via a raised walkway are the bathing and sleeping quarters. This wooden structure contains roof beams up to 10m long and a mono-pitched roof elevated towards the sea shore.
It is incredible to me living in England that what is essentially my dream home where I could write and read and play piano amongst the wood and the sunshine is available by the power of major-award-winning architects for what is a relative pittance. To have that level of contemporary design in such a setting would be not only inachieveable here but also astronomically expensive. I would gladly swap the concrete jungle for Nature's own in an instant as here's proof it doesn't Costa Lot to live in Costa Rica. Truly inspirational.
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