Life Of The Party
Condé Nast House & Garden|February 2019
Life Of The Party

The ultimate good-time getaway by designer Ken Fulk and architect Víctor Legorreta.

Ken Fulk

Like many great stories, it all started with a glass of wine. Years ago, while enjoying a bottle of Casa Grande on vacation in Mexico, my clients joked that it would make a great name for a getaway. Little did they realize how true this moniker would one day become.

A close-knit family with a busy lifestyle, they wanted a home that could accommodate groups of all sizes. A place to escape, a place for family and friends to gather, a place where they could cut loose and celebrate.

The clients had long admired the work of the Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta, and they had hoped to one day have a house designed by his vaunted firm. They took inspiration from the spectacular oceanfront setting and their favourite memories from beach locales around the globe. The task of translating these references into a visual language fell to me. Through the combined efforts of my team, Víctor Legorreta (Ricardo’s son) and project architect Marcela Cortina Rodríguez, and the clients, a collective narrative developed.

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February 2019