This brutalist eco-home is for sale on Puerto Rico’s Vieques Island
A hulking mountain monolith
Photography: B. Michael Sorenson / Puerto Rico Sotheby's International Realty
The Japanese wabi-sabi tradition inspired this concrete eco-estate on the Caribbean island of Vieques, off the coast of Puerto Rico.
Casa Cascadas or ‘House of Waterfalls’ was designed by architect John Hix atop a 300-ft-high mountain ridge. The boxy, brutalist volume is set across two levels, with raw concrete interiors that pay homage to the building’s materials.
Shaded loggia keeps terraces cool, and there’s an angular swimming pool at the rear of the property which looks out towards the sea. The whole house is surrounded by orchards, planted with exotic fruits, and there are custom-sculpted waterfalls on site too which give the three-bedroom home its name.