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Ilona’s masterpiece: A Connecticut couple’s blank slate becomes a living memorial

We first came to Mérida in 2004, our second trip to Yucatán, the first having been devoted to Chichén Itzá, Tulum, Puerto Ventura, and...

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An unassuming corner shop located in the heart of the city sells comfortable, locally made alpargatas — the Spanish term for espadrilles — in a...

A two-part gathering space has a sly reference to Yucatán ingenuity 

Marilyn Rogers, who passed away in August, was someone who loved cooking and catering. She could be found hosting friends or sharing her cooking...

Casa Desnuda: Taller Estilo architects in their own home

The starting point at Casa Desnuda, or Naked House in English, is a bare rectangular block. There are lots of them, exposed throughout the...

García Ginerés, a classic neighborhood with a dash of international flavor

García Ginerés is one of Mérida’s oldest neighborhoods outside the downtown core. For the past couple of decades, Mérida’s younger generations have dismissed it...

4 tips to consider before building on Yucatán’s Gulf coast

Few things are as enjoyable as a terrace overlooking the sea. But when it comes to maintaining that view year-round, there’s a lot to...

An unbelievable oasis awaits in the heart of bustling Centro Histórico

Get away from it all just two blocks from Mérida’s main square.  But you need a real casona — a grand home in the city...

El Campestre, from countryside retreat to a thriving neighborhood in Mérida’s north

The area today known as Fraccionamiento Campestre has its origins in the 1940s but really saw development begin in earnest in the 1950s.

An international couple in Mérida finds harmony through color, symmetry, and art

Both Benjamín and Ross, originally from Mexico City and Pennsylvania, respectively, are great art lovers, a fact that is immediately evident when entering their foyer.

Jaw-dropping extravagance at every turn in this private Itzimná sanctuary

A rare, artisanal retreat beckons on a quiet street in Mérida.

Casa Quadro: A chef’s kitchen inside, and Mérida’s top restaurants around the corner

This turnkey modern house in Mérida's popular Santa Ana neighborhood has everything covered

At Binomio Taller, everything is in harmony

Architects started work on Casa Encanto before the property is even purchased.

Behind garden walls, a private retreat in García Ginerés

Photos of Trina Lawry’s gardens on Facebook got our attention last summer. It was the flowering hedge, cultivated for privacy from the street, that had us hooked.

Serenity now: A tranquil home embraces what’s outside, says designer Josefina Larraín Lagos

This morning in Josefina Larraín Lagos’ own home, which she designed with architect husband Salvador Reyes, serenity would be a struggle for most people. Men...

CENTRO Architects’ Fernando Abreu on how to keep a dream home truly dreamlike

For eight years now, CENTRO Architects have been working to address maintenance issues large and small in Mérida’s Centro. 

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From auto repair shop to domestic bliss, fantasy staircase included

Since a new Mérida home was a dream come true both, it seemed fitting that Jim Jones and Ramon Alvarez named this ethereal blue beauty “Casa Dos Sueños.” In the end, they transformed an old auto-repair shop into something out of a fairytale.

2022 Showcase of Homes unlocks the doors to private spaces

The 12th edition of Fundación BAI’s Showcase of Homes will be more spectacular than ever.  Yucatán Magazine, among the event’s sponsors, got a peak at...

Casa Maca contrasts Yucatán chukum and Mexican pink

Newly renovated Casa Maca is best described as modern yet pure.  This historic former residence from the Porfiriato era is in Mérida, a few steps...

Deborah LaChapelle masters the art of conjuring cloud-like hues that look ready to float away  

After two decades in Mérida, her homes are among the most distinctive around. They are richly styled, embrace available materials and connect to their surroundings.

MID House gives ‘hole in the wall’ a whole new meaning

Arijua, which opened shop this year as an architecture and interior design firm, transformed a slender Santiago residence into a sleek retreat for relaxing...

Ilona’s masterpiece: A Connecticut couple’s blank slate becomes a living memorial

We first came to Mérida in 2004, our second trip to Yucatán, the first having been devoted to Chichén Itzá, Tulum, Puerto Ventura, and...

Tags: Simple shoes with a social conscience fit just right

An unassuming corner shop located in the heart of the city sells comfortable, locally made alpargatas — the Spanish term for espadrilles — in a...

A two-part gathering space has a sly reference to Yucatán ingenuity 

Marilyn Rogers, who passed away in August, was someone who loved cooking and catering. She could be found hosting friends or sharing her cooking...

Casa Desnuda: Taller Estilo architects in their own home

The starting point at Casa Desnuda, or Naked House in English, is a bare rectangular block. There are lots of them, exposed throughout the...

García Ginerés, a classic neighborhood with a dash of international flavor

García Ginerés is one of Mérida’s oldest neighborhoods outside the downtown core. For the past couple of decades, Mérida’s younger generations have dismissed it...