Tulum Jungle House Wins Prestigious AIA Architecture Award for Custom Home Design

In Live, Playa del Carmen & Tulum by Christina Silvestri

The American Institute of Architects Orange County (AIAOC) presented Hudgins Design Group with the distinguished 2023 Citation Award within the category of “Residential Custom Unbuilt” for its exceptional design of the highly-anticipated Tulum Jungle House.

In this architectural masterpiece, the charm of Tulum’s jungle merges with modern sophistication. This stunning concrete abode blends seamlessly with the vibrant surroundings, delivering all the luxuries of a top-tier resort while minimizing its environmental footprint. With a dedication to conserving the natural splendor, the house is designed to have a minimal impact on its setting, covering only 5% of the land and preserving established trees and ecosystems.

Enter the ground floor sanctuary where vast glass panels reveal a cooling pool and sheltered outdoor seating. But that’s just a glimpse—the rooftop steals the scene with its panoramic jungle vistas, a fire pit, a spacious bar and dining space. A standout feature is the captivating acrylic pool, inviting you to relish in memorable nights beneath the stars. Downstairs, a cinema lounge offers an ideal retreat. And for aficionados, a dedicated cigar and wine chamber ensures moments of pure pleasure and relaxation.

Beyond just a residence, this 10,095-square-foot estate provides everything one desires in a posh resort. From the enveloping tropical landscape to the impeccable detailing, every facet is crafted for an idyllic getaway.

The AIA is the most prominent membership organization for licensed architects, emerging professionals and allied partners. The AIAOC serves the public, the profession and its members in Orange County and is committed to connecting architects with the community through advocacy for design, planning, sustainability, education, professional development and civic leadership. The annual design awards program celebrates the architectural design conducted in the region, regardless of building type, size or budget.

Hudgins Design Group has partnered with luxury real estate developer Michael Dee of Deelum on this one-of-a-kind Tulum residential project, which is currently under construction and slated to be move-in ready in 2025. Located in a private community, the luxury Tulum Jungle Home will be set on five pristine acres within the heart of Tulum’s jungle. Hudgins Design Group is known for employing sustainable practices to create timeless spaces that positively impact people’s lives and connect clients to the natural environment.

“All of our locations are designed to provide discerning clients with the perfect balance of privacy and luxury in prime locations across Tulum,” said Dee. “We take great pride in our firsthand experience living and working in Tulum, and our highly-valued local connections, which allows us to offer our clients the best in privacy, security and comfort while living in harmony with nature.”

Learn more about the Tulum Jungle Project project here and contact Michael Dee for pre-sale opportunities:

USA cell 1-602-793-3002

MEX cell +52-984-177-7066

Email Michael at michael@deelum.com and follow Michael on Instagram @michaelsdee.

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Renderings courtesy Hudgins Design Group, Inc

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