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The Yucatán Peninsula’s most interesting homes.

Most backyards in Mérida are open spaces, meaning furniture is exposed to the elements, such as the sun and the rain. These are some of the most important conditions to consider when choosing a new lounge set.
La Peninsular mosaic factory has been in business since the seventies. For over 50 years now, they've offered artisanal mosaics crafted in their centro workshop. Today, they have over 100 designs from which to choose from, and their designs have travelled all around the globe.
"La Casa en el Árbol"– House in a tree, sits at the heart of Yaxkukul, a municipality in the interior of Yucatán. It is a retreat house for the owner, whose family lived for many years on those very grounds. The project draws inspiration from a “solar”, a traditional country Mayan house.
Ser Eterno has developed the skill of visualizing spaces and pieces of furniture together, long before restoration has even begun.
Décima is a Yucatecan brand creating artworks from thread. Through an algorithm, they translate digitized portraits into a series of lines which then serve as a basic template.
Cobalto es Azul is a Social Media project headed by Pedro Castro, a young architect focused on documenting Mérida's unique architecture.
In the world of flower arrangements, there are those who see flowers as more than mere decoration. Ileana Jacobo believes that flowers evoque a universal language of love.
An artist’s Centro retreat embraces neutral colors and clear refreshing water.
In Yucatán, bugs are abundant, varied, and a tad frightening. Yet they are not all dangerous and are sometimes even desirable house guests.
anctions are in force against anyone who arbitrarily cuts or prunes trees on public roads. Fines can exceed 600,000 pesos, with jail time from six months to two years.
In 1889, Xcumpich was one of 79 haciendas near Mérida's outskirts. Today it is properly within the urban limits. The old henequen hacienda, adjacent to the old Cordemex facilities, is now a private mansion.
One block off the Gulf, but still close enough to catch the breezes — and the sand — Casa Mareto was built in 1950 and was owned by the same family until now.
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