Any foreigner can obtain direct ownership of a property in the interior of the country, they just need a permit from the Foreigner Affair's Office. However, under Mexican law, foreigners cannot directly own property within the restricted zone.
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Robert Holtby and Emile Romain let their strong preference for clean, crisp design follow them from Vancouver to Mérida. We asked Robert 5 questions.
You built the Modern Mayan Temple and the Modernist Mexican Villa, and now you’re offering the Mayan Modernist Dream, the third in your series. Three houses with clean lines and contemporary finishes. What inspired these homes?
The biggest influence on my architectural and interior design work has always been mid-century architecture, but I am also completely inspired by the Moorish architecture of Andalucia and I have certainly brought some of this inspiration into my homes here in Mérida. As well, I have discovered some wonderful mid-century style homes in this city (many of which…