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The Costa Rican Jungle Is Your Backyard in This Energy-Smart Tropical Mansion

Nicole Theodore

Tropical luxury is taken one step further with SARCO Architect’s Casa Magayon, a private home overlooking the jungle from a steep hillside in Guanacaste. The 13,885 square-foot property comes with all the bells and whistles that a mansion should have (lap pool, direct trails to the Pacific Ocean and a badass kitchen), but at no cost to the environment. The eco-friendly home is topped with an insulating green roof, reducing the need for AC. My favorite part about the home though? Its indoor-outdoor connection, which is brought out not only by its independent glazed modules connected by breezeways, but by the fresh interior design of the home also designed by the firm.

Photos courtesy of SARCO Architects

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