Chile is home to a number of unique buildings, but the country’s seaside dwellings steal the show when it comes to originality. Casa Cox, designed by the locale’s very own Zeta Arquitectos, bridges the gap between a forest-oriented cabin and a stilted surf shack — two things that you don’t often pair in the same sentence.
To develop the minimalist space, Zeta took to the drawing board — looking to create a friendly, cozy common area that could be used as both a sociable retreat and a secluded getaway. An exterior adorned in slatted wood siding, intriguing stilts, and a raised patio area give the home its very own character, allowing denizens to spend their evenings admiring the surf. Within the structure, a single solitary living area plays host to the dwelling’s primary living areas, complete with a modernized kitchen, wood-burning stove and chimney, and a large, front-facing window that perfectly frames the home’s oceanfront view. An upper level that can only be accessed by ladder features four separate beds, as well as its very own private deck, giving family and friends a splendid view of the surrounding area.