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For sale, for rent, or just for fun.The Yucatán Peninsula’s most interesting homes.

Pasta tile floors, practical in a hot and humid climate like Yucatán’s, started emulating decorative rugs and carpets here in the 1890s. These mosaic tiles are often brightly colored with flamboyant floral or geometric patterns that, for generations, were commonly favored in traditional Yucatecan homes. After falling out of...
Photographs by Richard Leo Johnson Around the corner is an early 20th-century movie theater refashioned into someone’s home. Over the back wall is a new home with sleek, white modern walls and endless gardens under development. Down the street are a famous photographer and a longtime local real estate agent...
Get out your comfortable shoes and prepare to be invited into six luxurious private homes in Centro. Fundación BAI's annual Showcase of Homes has returned for a 13th time, and six amazing private properties are on the self-guided tour. The event briefly lifts the veil on a range of private...
This Chuburná beach home is a testament to the power of collaboration, a love for artistry, and coastal living
An iconic Chinese-themed house in Col. México is on the market. Its real estate listing offers a glimpse of what's inside the flamboyant green pagoda-themed property. And anyone who's ever driven by the house must have been curious about what's inside.  The huge six-bedroom property on Calle 19 and Avenida Libano...
The easy bargains are gone. For US property hunters, the dollar weakened while the Mexican currency became the “super peso.” Plus, demand is up for Mérida properties that 10 or 15 years ago might have been had for a song. So property hunters who lack deep pockets need to...
Walk from your beautiful Progreso mansion to the beach in a minute. And it’s one of the nicest beaches in Progreso, in a tranquil part of the city’s east side.  Or just enjoy the view of the water and nearby rooftops from the private third-floor rooftop terrace. This house is...
Now on the market is a dreamy and magnificent 8,000-square-foot French Colonial Art Nouveau mansion in Mérida’s most desirable neighborhood. It is a five-minute drive from the historic downtown, shopping, hotels, and restaurants and just 15 minutes from all that Mérida’s north offers. This romantic property is a lush and...
Welcome to a fresh look at curb appeal - the first impression people have of your home that can instantly elevate the value of your house and make you feel proud. There's no doubt about it, having windows that let plenty of natural light in as well as ones...
Chukum is an ancient stucco technique that fits in with modern design trends while highlighting nature and simplicity. The material comes from chukum trees, which are native to the Yucatán Peninsula. They are characterized by a thorny bark that is resin-rich in tannins, giving it a reddish hue similar to...
Jorge Alberto Mijangos Loeza of Constructora Mijangos spots trends as well as red flags.
Around the time Newell Turner parted ways with a prominent New York City magazine publisher, he started working on a hefty book that would come to chronicle Mexico’s lush aesthetic legacy. Mexican: A Journey Through Design — all 4.28 pounds of it — was finally released in May 2023. Despite...
From the sidewalk, the Art House makes a grand first impression. Once inside, it continues to impress, over and over.  But let’s first go back outside. The home’s lovely neoclassic facade is set off from a tree-lined street. The tone is formal yet inviting, with a pretty iron gate framing...
A vacation home owned by a family of five from the United States fills their time away with color. Casa Pulpo — the Octopus House — was originally built at the beginning of the 20th century in Mérida’s Santa Ana neighborhood. Today, with a strong assist from a daring...
When Michael Kinsey Erb bought his new home in the Las Américas five years ago, it looked like all the others on his block. Today, his property is a bit easier to distinguish from the rest because it is surrounded by a living fence created by a row of chacá...
Before Richard and Lena Nichols rebuilt Hacienda Dzbikak, the giant estate in Umán had been in a state of deterioration for five decades. The last exciting thing to happen there was a fire that devastated the warehouse.  Their timing was good. It was 2005, and property bargains could still be...
Texas-born Jenne Maag is known in the fashion world for her eponymous SoHo boutique. A lesser-known project of hers began almost 20 years ago when she snapped up a romantically ornate casona on Calle 47 in Mérida.   “What do you know about the history of the house?” I ask....
Nicholas Sanders of Yucatan Beach & City Property shares his checklist for property-buying success: Mérida is a true success story and has transformed over the years. Many people, expats and nationals alike, are realizing the many benefits of life here. The Yucatán is safe, affordable, and an excellent choice for...
Even in this famously opulent private community, this home stands out. Its tall front portico with six soaring pillars hints at what’s inside. Double-high ceilings and windows bring in natural light and allow for views of the spectacular pool and magnificent gardens. This stately home, within walking distance of La...
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.
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 peek at two of the seven homes on Sunday’s tour. Louis Navarrete, an interior designer, and Ric Best, an artist, and insatiable book collector, came to Merida in...
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 from one of the city's most iconic boulevards, the Paseo de Montejo. The architects were fortunate to find the property had good bones. After removing...
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.
Arijua, which opened shop this year as an architecture and interior design firm, transformed a slender Santiago residence into a sleek retreat for relaxing weekends. MID House has smooth, rounded niches in the adobe style. Partners María González, Alejandro Leal, and Gabriel Fregoso exercised subtlety here. The walls have...
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