Ama Estancia - Pedasi, Panama - Exterior photo of building from afar - Selldorf Architects

Ama Estancia

Pedasi, Panama

Located on an isolated beachfront property on Panama’s south coast, this vacation home includes a 10,000 sf main residence, pool and pool house, and caretaker’s residence. An extensive landscaping and plant restoration program reclaims the land from its use as an old airstrip by using native species and drought-resistant plant life.

The principal rooms of the home are arranged in low blocks connected by broad outdoor terraces and intimate patio gardens. The main residence also has a three-story tower with panoramic ocean views. The buildings are constructed using local methods—concrete framing, terra cotta block infill, and repello, the local stucco finish. Roofs are tiled with locally made tejas. Shaded porches are covered with cana brava trellis roofs.

(Photography credits: Kristin Morales)