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January 9, 2023updated Jan 27, 2023

Morada Escondida, Baja California Sur, Mexico

The property is entered via the roof garden, where you descend floating steps into a zen courtyard.

By Serina Tatham

Immersed in the desert, Morada Escondida has been considerately built to provide a nature-oriented, low-impact lifestyle while offering dramatic ocean and mountain views. Echoing the surroundings, the modern and minimal structure is made of monolithic cast-in-place concrete, and the striking geometry has resulted in ceilings of up to 15 ft.

The home is solar powered with a planted roof encouraging the reintroduction of native species and, due to the design and orientation of the home, it requires no mechanical heating or cooling.

[See also: Amazing Eco-Friendly Homes Around the World]

The subterranean property is entered from the roof garden, where visitors descend floating steps into a zen courtyard. A generous main bedroom flanks one end of this expanse, where floor-to-ceiling glass doors open onto a private deck overlooking the ocean and desert scape.

Elsewhere, a gallery-style dining hall runs parallel to the kitchen, and there is a sunken living room with a double-sided fireplace. At the opposite end of the house is an artist’s studio, perfect for use as an office or to be transformed into a second suite. To the east of the main house sits the guest casita, where earthy tones mimic the desert topography, and floor-to-ceiling glass doors showcase the mountain range.

$1.5m. Contact Alejandro Mitre, real estate agent,, +52 558 580 6476,

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