San Juan, PR

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February 26, 2009
Originally published in The New American Home
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  The perforated concrete panels on the façade of Casa Delpin.
    The perforated concrete panels on the façade of Casa Delpin.
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  Windows have been pushed out with deep concrete wells.
    Windows have been pushed out with deep concrete wells.
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  The dining area feels like an extension of the pool, with water channels on two sides.
    The dining area feels like an extension of the pool, with water channels on two sides.
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  Eneida Nuñez stands on the terrace of the master bedroom.
    Eneida Nuñez stands on the terrace of the master bedroom.
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  The living room is further lit by three protruding skylights angled to catch morning and afternoon light.
    The living room is further lit by three protruding skylights angled to catch morning and afternoon light.
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  The couple kept original touches, including the arch.
    The couple kept original touches, including the arch.
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  Traditional isleño tiles (at the top) were augmented with a new pattern by architect Nataniel Fúster.
    Traditional isleño tiles (at the top) were augmented with a new pattern by architect Nataniel Fúster.
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  The house is largely enclosed for privacy, but hints of the outdoors, with its tropical light, are always close by. A royal palm enclosed in concrete suggests the contained foliage of courtyards found in older San Juan homes.
    The house is largely enclosed for privacy, but hints of the outdoors, with its tropical light, are always close by. A royal palm enclosed in concrete suggests the contained foliage of courtyards found in older San Juan homes.
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