francis ford coppola’s vacation home


located on a beach in belize, francis ford coppola hired the famous architect laurent deroo to design and build this amazing beach home.  the home includes elements of aluminum, teak wood, and slab slate.

it’s style bridges modernism and nature.  when the surrounding landscape is so majestic, the architect’s job is to create a house that blends in with the natural beauty of it’s environment.  deroo clearly took this environment into account and incorporated simple natural elements that allow the house to effortlessly exist in this location.

this quote by the architect sums up why this house is so special:  “every door slides open to a pristine patch of ocean that jacques cousteau extolled as the best scuba diving locale in the world.”

photos by NOWNESS photographer Mauricio Alejo

– smiley


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