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Elegant Oceanfront Living in Huatulco-Part 2

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Clean design, clean lines

And within all this natural wonder? An exceptional development that cuts a clean, modern silhouette, minimalist but supremely livable. Its boxy, whitewashed elegance stands in harmonious contrast to the bays and beaches that surround it. Architect Alejandro Rivadeneyra Herrera designed each spacious, beautifully lit 2400-sq-ft living space to integrate the incredible views with European design elements-opulent Italian fixtures and low-impact, eco-friendly appliances-and local materials, such as polished Acapulco granite counters (the same grain present in the enormous granite boulders that crown the property). Sumptuous tropical hardwoods used for "sliding walls" roll along a quiet and cleverly designed track, allowing you to transform open living areas into a private extra bedroom effortlessly.

Already spacious condominiums seem even larger thanks to Rivadeneyra's innovative design, built around entire walls of glass and enormous French doors that slide open onto a deck running the length of the living space. Its transparent balustrades allow for uninterrupted views over the beaches, bays, and bowtie of an infinity pool, with built-in lounge chairs partially submerged in cool water overlooking the gentle waves.

Travertine marble floors, modern stainless steel appliances in the open kitchen, and all sorts of other extras only enhance the inspiration offered by the sea. Each condominium includes a two-car garage, as a car is convenient, if not absolutely necessary, for navigating Huatulco's expansive acreage. (The extra storage space is nice as well) You can also opt for a package that includes all furnishings, appliances, even tableware specially designed to flow harmoniously with the wonderful architecture, stylish and convenient. "If you get the package," grins Puig, "all you need to bring is your bathing suit."

"You just can't get this type of quality and design, finishing and detail, elsewhere in Huatulco," continues Puig. "You can find this level of luxury in Cabo or Puerto Vallarta, but it will cost almost twice as much and be in a huge highrise." Huatulco's building codes limit buildings to three stories, though Cosmo's lofty estate offers much more elevated options than developments built on more level plots. More importantly, by limiting the population density with large tracts of land left in their natural state and offering only 69 units, Cosmo will avoid the stacked-like-sardines feeling common at traditional Mexican high-rise resort communities.

"After I purchased my home, I realized that this region offered a great business opportunity, sure, but it was more than that," muses Wymes. "I wanted to share Huatulco with others." And thanks to this wonderful development, a select few will indeed experience one of the finest spots that Mexico has to offer.

Web Address: Cosmo Elegant Oceanfront Living

Story and photos by Paige R. Penland

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