Nestled at the base of the Sierra de la Laguna Mountains overlooking the Sea of Cortez, the 27 single-family villas at West Enclave, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve Residence, are being celebrated not only as Mexico’s first Ritz-Carlton Reserve branded residences but as a signal of a new era of architecture in the luxurious Baja California beach town.

Designed by Mexico City’s Fernando de Haro, a young architect that is quickly gaining national acclaim, West Enclave forges a connection with nature while embodying the essence of mid-century modern design with open space, large glass windows and elements that bring the outdoors in. The sleek and modern design of the Reserve Residences arrives in high contrast to the traditional colonial and Moorish-inspired architecture that is prevalent in the region. De Haro’s contemporary approach manages to blend local materials, customs and living style with a unique and modern twist – all inspired by the natural terrain of Los Cabos.

Each single-family, single-level Reserve Residence is focused on flow and a truly open design concept, with a total of 10,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor living space, floor-to-ceiling windows and an expansive living and dining room that opens up entirely to 4,000 square feet of outdoor living space. Inside each Residence, elements of nature and open living continue with four to five bedrooms each featuring en-suite bathrooms complete with outdoor showers and massage gardens.

“The desert landscape of Los Cabos provided both a challenge and opportunity when designing the Residences,” said De Haro, architect for West Enclave, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve Residence. “When you are here, you instantly feel there is a deep relationship between the desert sand, the sea and the warm ocean breeze. My goal was to create an environment that marries these elements, and allows the air to flow openly through each home while also providing a protective environment.”

Priced from $4.1 million, 12 Reserve Residences remain available within West Enclave, with each featuring a double kitchen finished with Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances, choice of cream marble and black granite countertops, an entertainment room with en-suite bathroom, service room with 3/4 bathroom, two powder rooms and a quietly efficient background of premium technology. Outdoor amenities include more than 4,000 square feet of outdoor living space complete with a private swimming pool and spa, covered living and dining area with bar, fireplace and BBQ, open-air courtyard with fire feature, fire pit, two golf cart parking spaces and a two-car garage.

Owners will have access to legendary Ritz-Carlton service including a full-time Director of Residences, an owners-only concierge and additional residential staff dedicated to the needs of residence owners and their guests.  Owners will enjoy a private, Owners’ Welcome Center, and experience ambassadors who can arrange special outings. A la carte services from the adjacent Ritz-Carlton Reserve hotel include in-residence dining and catering, butler service, housekeeping and specialized children’s programs.

The Enclaves, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve Residence, is owned and being developed by Grupo Questro. In addition to the single-family villas within the West Enclave neighborhood, a second phase of Reserve Residences will include 60 condominium homes. The Reserve hotel will feature 120 rooms and is slated to open in late 2017. Delivery of homes will follow the hotel opening.

The Reserve hotel and The Enclaves are a $430 million undertaking led by Grupo Questro, one of Mexico’s most highly respected developers. It is located within Grupo Questro’s multibillion dollar, master-planned resort community of Puerto Los Cabos in San Jose Del Cabo that spans 2,000 oceanfront acres. With three miles of pristine, private beaches, residence owners have exclusive access to a world-class marina accommodating yachts up to 400 feet, private beach clubs, an estuary, rolling hills robed in exotic flora, signature golf courses from both Jack Nicklaus and Greg Norman, a private sculpture garden and a 12-acre cactus botanical park.

The sales gallery for The Enclaves is located at Paseo de los Pescadores S/N, Anita, Puerto los Cabos, 23403 in San José del Cabo, B.C.S. It is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. For more information, visit  www.theenclaves.mx or call 011+52 (624)105 6047 (within San Jose Del Cabo), 1-855-375-2266 (from U.S.) or 01 800 322 2675 (from Mexico).

Photo credit to J. Lauren