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 belonged to Miriam Echeverría y Boldo, who died in 2022. It’s offered at 40 million pesos (about US$2.2 million), furniture included.
The “Chinese House” in Mérida is striking for its pagoda-shaped roofs, delicate lattices and graceful dragons at the entrance. Inside, the house is equally over-the-top.
Miriam Echeverría, according to those who knew her, was elegant, statuesque and envied by certain members of Mérida society.
She was also a pioneering businesswoman who opened a restaurant, El Guacamayo, on Calle 60 in Alcalá Martín.
Friends remember Miriam as impeccably attired, a lover of fine art and good poetry, and altruistic toward the Red Cross and groups that help patients battling drug and alcohol addiction.
Her age was a mystery, but she lived a long life. In her later years, she was seen performing errands in banks and department stores with her gold-handled cane.