89.6 F
Friday, May 27, 2022

Video: The Showcase of Homes’ most modern casa

Latest headlines

Mérida’s Noche Blanca 2022 is finally here, and it’s going to be enormous

Five free buses will help visitors navigate La Noche Blanca in Mérida. Photo: Courtesy The citywide arts celebration...

WhatsApp hacks in Yucatán reach ‘alarming rates’

Over the past few days in Yucatán, a growing number of people are reporting having their WhatsApp accounts hacked. 

A Progreso beach is more popular now that the pigs have moved in

A simple concept is drawing more and more visitors to Pig Beach in Yucalpetén,

New study reveals the stunning cost of corruption in Yucatán

According to a new study by the INEGI, corruption in Yucatán costs the state 9.5 billion pesos a year, the highest in the entire country. 
Yucatán Magazine
Yucatán Magazine has the inside scoop on living here. Sign up to get our top headlines delivered to your inbox every week.

The Showcase of Homes had one home that was distinctly modern. Photo: YEL
The Showcase of Homes had one home that was distinctly modern. Photo: YEL

Mérida, Yucatán — The 8th Showcase of Homes was a brought together examples of old Yucatán and modern Mérida into one self-guided tour.

The latter was represented by the Mayan Modernist Dream, which we wrote about when it was on the market. Ed and Chris, two expats from the U.S. who we spoke to before the tour, bought it and kindly shared it with tour goers.

It was the last home on the list, but smart ticket holders went there first. For a modern home, there was a lot of clever detail to take in.

Some rooms appeared to be glass boxes, connected with covered paths. Indoor and outdoor spaces were cleverly woven together. The design brought sunlight into every room, and made it easy to imagine entertaining company with little effort.

About 700 guests took the tour, many commenting that the Maya Modernist Dream was not only attractive, but also livable — shattering stereotypes about antiseptic, untouchable modern designs. 

Take a look at the house and meet Ed and Chris in this video from Diario de Yucatán, hosted by BAI CEO Dr. Carlos Cabrera:

The tour was Fundación BAI’s largest benefit event, funding HIV and teen pregnancy education programs in Yucatán. Yucatán Expat Life is proud to be a platinum sponsor.

- Advertisement -

Subscribe Now!

More articles

After more than 2 months, why are Mérida’s most iconic monuments still covered in graffiti?

Since the protests held on International Women’s Day back in early March, several of Mérida’s historic monuments remain covered in graffiti. 

Scientists warn some types of sargassum could impact on human health

Large amounts of sargassum are now washing a shore in locations previously relatively untouched by the algae, such as the theme...

The sights, sounds, and flavors of vibrant Chinatown in CDMX

Mexico City’s Chinatown is crowded, frenzied, and chaotic — but in an oddly great sort of way.

Mérida, but not the Caribbean resorts, named in Airbnb survey

Mérida Yucatán is one of the oldest cities on the American continent and boasts the oldest cathedral on the continent’s mainland....

Yucatán goes from 0 to 78 daily COVID cases in 6 weeks

The Yucatán health ministry reported 78 new COVID infections, the highest number of daily new cases since March.

Pig farm accused of hiding cenotes and filling them in with cement

A pig farm in the municipality of Homún is being accused of filling in and hiding two cenotes from environmental authorities. 

New augmented reality app tells the story of Mérida’s iconic corner plaques

Mérida´s municipal government is launching a new mobile phone application to tell the story of the city’s iconic Centro corner plaques.

Tortas in the Park: Family carries on the tradition for 63 years 

Taqueria Don Beto in Parque Las Américas. Photo: Carlos Rosado van der Gracht Strolling through charming Parque de...

Kankí, the Maya city where the stone eyes of ancient gods burn as hot as the sun

Kankí may be only 10 miles or so from the Mérida-Campeche highway, but feels a world away.

La Plancha park project moves forward with a huge budget

Government officials announced an agreement to make the La Plancha land 100% parkland. Photo: Contributed The park that...