Sitting on a hill overlooking the Sierra la Laguna mountains near the tip of Baja, Mexico, lies Vancouver artist Patricia Larsen’s home. With the Pacific Ocean in the distance and miles of desert in between, the simple 1,300-square-foot, one-bedroom concrete-block-and-plaster house is located 45 minutes outside of Cabo San Lucas. The spartan structure is so sympathetic to the brutal beauty of this setting that it seems to be an integral part of its surroundings — an observation that makes Patricia smile. “I wanted it to look like it was part of the earth,” she says. Architect Julio Gomez, a young Mexican architect from Oaxaca who shared her aesthetic, helped her create exactly what she had envisioned: “a contemporary house with a clean, modern, timeless feeling.” Click through to go inside the breathtaking home.