Coral House: Exploring Elástica Studio’s Coastal Design

Designed by Elástica Studio in 2018, Coral House in El Salvador seamlessly blends modern architecture with the natural beauty of its coastal setting. Inspired by the homeowners’ love for the sea, this spacious and open house features striking coral stone floors and roofs, complemented by traditional Salvadoran building techniques. The design prioritizes integration with the lush surrounding gardens, creating a harmonious indoor-outdoor living experience.

Elegant tropical beach villa with thatched roof, swimming pool, and lush landscaping.
Luxurious open-concept space with wooden accents, plush seating, and striking wall decor.
Stunning wooden beams, modern furniture, and rustic decor elements create a cozy outdoor oasis.
Expansive dining room with wooden beams, contemporary furnishings, and views of lush outdoor greenery.
Vibrant wooden ceiling beams, sleek furniture, and lush greenery create a tropical oasis.
A spacious tropical-style bedroom with large windows overlooking lush palm trees and the ocean.
Thatched roof pavilion with luxurious beachfront seating area and panoramic ocean view.
Tropical resort with thatched roof cabanas, palm trees, and infinity pool overlooking the ocean.
Minimalist architecture with palm trees, lush plants, and wooden decking creating a tropical oasis.
Beach resort with thatched-roof cabanas, palm trees, and sandy walkway leading to the shore.

About Coral House

Coral House: Embracing Nature’s Embrace

Nestled along the picturesque coastline of El Salvador, Coral House stands as a harmonious fusion of architectural artistry and natural allure. Designed by the talented team at Elástica Studio in 2018, this captivating residence embodies a profound connection to its surroundings, seamlessly blending indoor and outdoor living spaces.

Exterior Oasis

Stepping onto the property, visitors are greeted by a serene expanse of lush greenery and swaying palm trees. The distinctive coral-hued floors and roofs lend the home a warm, earthy charm, effortlessly complementing the verdant landscape. A meandering wooden pathway leads to the main entrance, inviting guests to pause and soak in the tranquil ambiance.

Elevated Relaxation

Beyond the threshold, the interior spaces of Coral House unfold, showcasing a harmonious interplay of natural materials and innovative design. Towering ceilings, adorned with intricate patterns of woven rods, create an airy, refreshing atmosphere, while expansive windows and sliding glass doors allow the outdoors to cascade inward.

Harmonious Living

The open-concept living area embodies a seamless flow, with plush seating arrangements and a striking wooden dining table inviting guests to linger and savor the moment. Carefully curated furnishings and artisanal light fixtures imbue the space with a warm, inviting character, seamlessly blending modern sensibilities with traditional craftsmanship.

Culinary Oasis

The kitchen, nestled within the heart of the home, boasts a remarkable fusion of form and function. Sleek, minimalist cabinetry contrasts with the rich, textured walls, creating a visually striking interplay. A large central island serves as the epicenter of culinary creativity, providing ample space for meal preparation and casual gatherings.

Tranquil Retreats

The private quarters of Coral House offer a serene sanctuary, with bedrooms that open directly onto lush garden vistas. Warm, earthy tones and natural materials cultivate a sense of calm and relaxation, allowing residents to drift off to the soothing sounds of the nearby ocean.

Blissful Bathing

The bathrooms, adorned with hand-stamped bricks and woven light fixtures, exude a spa-like ambiance. Abundant natural light and strategic window placement create a sense of openness, while the integration of local materials and craftsmanship adds a distinctive, authentic charm.

Outdoor Oasis

Stepping outside, the home’s connection to its coastal setting becomes even more pronounced. A shaded palapa-style pavilion offers a prime vantage point to take in the breathtaking ocean views, while the nearby pool and sun loungers provide the perfect setting for relaxation and entertainment.

Coral House stands as a captivating testament to the power of design that celebrates its natural surroundings. Through the meticulous integration of local materials, innovative construction techniques, and a keen eye for detail, Elástica Studio has crafted a truly remarkable residence that seamlessly blends indoor and outdoor living, offering its inhabitants a serene and harmonious oasis along the Salvadoran coastline.

Photography by Bax Towner
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- by Matt Watts