Introducing Casa Blake on the East Cape (Los Cabos)

EAST CAPE, BAJA, MX. Costa Palmas, the 1,500-acre resort and residential community on the East Cape of Los Cabos that is home to Four Seasons Resort & Residences Los Cabos and soon-to-be Amanvari Resort & Residences, introduces its first Costa Palmas-branded offering, Casa Blake. Located at the heart of the Costa Palmas Marina Village, surrounded by water on three sides within the Costa Palmas semi-private Marina, Casa Blake’s unique offering is created in collaboration with the bespoke team of JSa Architects, Martin Brudnizki Design Studio and David Bowd and Kevin O’Shea of SALT Hotels. Casa Blake introduces a curated lifestyle inspired by the casual, but refined luxury that is synonymous with Costa Palmas.

“Over the last six years, we’ve watched members and guests discover—and fall in love with—the East Cape’s natural beauty and unparalleled opportunities for adventure,” says Founder and CEO of Irongate Jason Grosfeld. “As we enter a new phase at Costa Palmas, the Marina Village will elevate the East Cape destination. Along with our team of collaborators, we are creating a lifestyle offering that is entirely our own and rivals some of the world’s most iconic marina village destinations.”

With yachts, serene sunsets, a vibrant village and Sea of Cortez adventures setting the stage, Casa Blake is a destination and landmark address within Costa Palmas. In addition to a collection of water-view studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom residences, there will be a marina-side pool and bar that is lively yet refined—the ultimate place to see and be seen—and by contrast, a private shaded garden oasis with ease of access to the spa and fitness center. On the Marina Esplanade, a vibrant tortilleria serves everything from fast-casual breakfast burritos to late-night tacos and freshly made items, as well as an all-day brasserie is open from morning until late.  Casa Blake will be connected by water taxi to the East Beach Club, where an unprecedented international seaside lifestyle awaits.

Casa Blake’s design team was commissioned to create an international piece of architecture.  Mexico City’s Javier Sánchez of JSa Architects designed a U-shaped structure to maximize water views from all residences and to emphasize the scenic marina-side pool experience. The many layers, levels, and varieties of dramatic vantage points set the stage for a relaxed elegance that is exciting yet timeless. Martin Brudnizki of London’s Martin Brudinzki Studio uses the architecture as a canvas to create gathering spaces where people, texture, softscapes, music, food & beverage come together day to evening in a way that is relaxed and contemporary.  The result is sure to introduce an eclectic mix of casual finishes and worldly furnishings that appear to have been collected over time and feel at home on the Sea of Cortez.

In search of a partner to program and deliver the casually sophisticated lifestyle that Casa Blake will be known for, Costa Palmas needed to look no further than the team of David Bowd and Kevin O’Shea of SALT Hotels’. As their company credo suggests, “With us, it’s personal,” they bring an intentional approach to hospitality that is passionately individual and designed around the unique DNA and needs of each property.

“SALT Hotels was created as a platform to allow each individual property to speak for itself.  We create hotels that immerse guests in authentic experiences that speak to our many unique locations and bring together thoughtful service and exceptional design.” says David Bowd, CEO of SALT Hotels, and formerly at Chateau Marmont in Hollywood, The Mercer in New York, and the Chiltern Firehouse in London. “With Casa Blake as a stage for relaxed elegance, we will set out to eliminate anything that feels procedural—picking up your keys, ordering your drink or preparing for departure— this is effortless luxury that is personalized so that it feels like coming home. Casa Blake redefines the notion of hospitality.”

To further enhance a sense of belonging, ownership at Casa Blake comes with an invitation to join the exclusive members-only Costa Palmas Club as a Yacht Club or Golf Club member, which includes access to the East Beach Club and the future Sports Center, as well as exclusive dining venues.

The residences at Casa Blake are available for purchase in Summer of 2022, with prices starting at under $700,000.

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