La Casa en el Bosque – Mexico City

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With its open-plan spaces and large spans of glazing that offer impressive views of the surrounding lush nature, we’d place La Casa en el Bosque among our top 10 most desirable homes.

Located in a suburb of Mexico City, the aptly-named ‘house in the forest’ is made up of 2 concrete volumes, connected with each other via an elevated glass walkway, that allows the inhabitants to feel at one with nature as they walk from one area to another.  The 10,763 sq ft (1,000 sqm) single-family house has a concrete & steel frame, wooden beams, and of course, floor-to-ceiling glass windows that provide sweeping forest views and let in plenty of natural light.  A double-height living room with a central steel fireplace connects with an open air terrace, while at mezzanine level you’ll find a dining area overlooking the lounge below, alongside a vast kitchen.

As any smart home these days, the dwelling utilizes automated electrical systems (for lighting, audio, heating, and more), while also being environmentally friendly through the use of a wastewater-recycling mechanism that feeds the plants, including an ancient tree growing in the middle of the property.  Watch the video below for a complete tour.    via

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