One of the greatest desires of lovers of architecture (and well, everyone) is to have a imposing home with views of the sea and be able to enjoy it for much of the year. The sea has something that catches, brings peace and helps us to relax. This mantle infinity and blue ends up falling in love with anyone, but a few are fortunate to boast of having a house by the sea.

Cliffs, beaches, bays… when we think of a house facing the sea immediately fills us with a sense of well-being, the sound of the waves, the smell of salt and think of days of vacation and rest. You are infinite the reasons why many decide to invest in properties by the sea.

Throughout modern history, the best architecture studios have set their sights to the Sea and have poured all your creativity in designing homes where this is the primary protagonist. Buildings where the light is reflected in the crystal clear water, with direct access to the beach, or a place to sleep with the sound of the waves crashing on the cliff. These 10 homes have in common that they have been designed in a masterly to blend with the sea:

Casa Malaparte Capri, Italy

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Casa Malaparte Capri, Italy

Built in 1938 on Punta Massullo, on the Island of Capri (Italy) by the architect Adalberto Libera, is considered by many as one of the great exponents of modern architecture in italy.

Its great peculiarity is the form of a parallelepiped with stairs inverse, perched on a cliff on the gulf of Salerno. Also its reddish color and its inaccessibility. Precisely this has been a complaint to the world of cinema and advertising, serving as the scene of several shootings and announcements of fashion.

Home Captures Views, Chile

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Home Captures Views, Chile

LAND Architects is behind this project, 2013, which conducted a comprehensive study of the climate, the exposure of the ocean and the predominant winds from the south.

In this stunning house of 593m2 volumes to create a line with the coast, and avoid contact with neighboring properties. The blocks are stacked in such a way that reminds you of the random way in which grouped the rocks of the coast. That’s precisely why we chose concrete as the main material of the facade, a gray similar to that of the rocks of the area.

Villa Ypsilon: Greece

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Villa Ypsilon: Greece

It is one of those constructions that bird’s-eye view leave with the mouth open. Nestled in an olive grove in the south of the Pelopneso, this home summer boasts a rooftop where they cross three roads, which are also an extension of the surrounding terrain. But the highlight is the stunning views, where the olive-tree merges with the sea of the bay of Schiza and Sapientza.

Villa Ypsilon Greece pajaro

The project was designed by architects Theo Sarantoglou Lalis and Dora Sweijd, of LASSA architects. Designed around interior spaces, with two distinct parts, the private, with three bedrooms, and the common, which includes living room, kitchen and access to the three courtyards. In this way, it produces a natural circulation between the inside and outside of the house.

Residence “On the Rocks”: somewhere in the Mediterranean

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Residence “On the Rocks”: somewhere in the Mediterranean

This project of the architect David Tajchman that is still running, it rises on the waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Its aerodynamic lines and its connection with the sea views are reminiscent of the famous James Bond movies.

Its roof extends to the sides of the housing, embodies the movement and waves of the tides. This, also folded in the input to provide shade in the parking lot to the entrance.

The interior is stunning, ultra-modern and bathed in natural light, they offer stunning views of the sea.

The house on the cliff: Granada, Spain

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The house on the cliff: Granada, Spain

This spectacular house with views of the sea has been designed by Pablo Gil & Jaime Bartolomé, has been around the world for their innovative design built on a steep terrain.

With a tight budget, they managed to develop two floors, with a living room in terraces, taking advantage of the slope, and a terrace cantilever. Its design, nestled on the mountain, it benefits from a constant temperature of 19.5 ° C, as the famous cave houses of Granada.

The house on the cliff

What is most striking from the outside, it is your deck, created with plates curves of concrete armed that play with the geometry of the cliff.

Photos: Jesus Granada

Cliff house by modscape: Victoria, Australia

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Cliff house by modscape: Victoria, Australia

Another of the houses with views of the sea’s most iconic architecture comes from the hands of the australian firm Modscape. Cliff House is a modular structure designed to go hand in hand to the top of a cliff.

It has five floors firmly anchored to the rock through bolts and insurance. A prefabricated house with futuristic targeted clients lovers of sea and nature to want to explore the design more avant-garde.

House on a Cliff: Calpe, Alicante, Spain

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House on a Cliff: Calpe, Alicante, Spain

Fran Silvestre Arquitectos created 8 years ago this contemporary home that floats in the air and walking on the waters. A design that respects the profile with slope patio with views of the Mediterranean Sea.

We opted for a three-dimensional structure created through screens and slabs of reinforced concrete to adapt as best as possible to the relief. This created a horizontal platform on which the dwelling is located, and at the bottom, it is ranked the swimming pool.

Cove 3: Knysna, South Africa

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Cove 3: Knysna, South Africa

It is a shelter with a view of the sea to the outskirts of Knysna, in south Africa. The study SAOTA focused on promoting a single space for family life with a single element, a floating roof that creates an optical illusion of flying over the landscape and a glass façade with double height that allows you to lose your sight on the horizon.

Cove 3 KNYSNA, south AFRICA

Holman House, Sydney, Australia

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Holman House, Sydney, Australia

Claim that Durbach Block Jaggers Architects was inspired by the work of Picasso, The Bather, to design this house on the Tasman Sea. With two floors and located on the edge of a cliff 70 meters, the interior spaces are tailored to the sinuous shape of the building.

House PI: Huentaleuquen, Chile

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House PI: Huentaleuquen, Chile

One of the last wonders of the architecture with views of the sea reaches of Chile. Teams Benjamin Goñi Architects, Clear and Westendarp Arquitectos they have created a haven of peace in the first line of coast which include the two volumes are perpendicular, one closed on the winds of the south and the other located to the east.

Home PI 4

Reinforced concrete walls, common areas, fully integrated, and two steps from the beach, what more can you ask for in a house with a sea view?

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