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Houses of Merida

By Working Gringos

For this episode of Houses of Merida, we take our video camera to a different kind of house. This house was built only a few decades ago, and has been renovated for modern living, with very few “colonial” touches. The house has parking, a swimming pool and a great Ermita location…


By Working Gringos

In the heat of the summer, we took a video tour of two houses in Izamal, one of the Yucatan’s most charming colonial cities outside of Merida and one of Mexico’s first pueblos magicos

By Working Gringos

More has been written about the process of building this house than probably any other house in Merida. Now, the house has been lived in for three years, the garden has grown and the whole thing is brought to you live and in color on video…

By Working Gringos

To really understand both the innate beauty you can find in an old colonial in Yucatan, and the effort and vision it takes to rescue one, we’ve decided to show you something different…


By Working Gringos

Our latest house in Merida is a small home, designed with a modern feel and located just a half-block from one of Merida’s main streets. So much about it, starting with the facade, is unexpected and delightful…

By Working Gringos

One of the first gringo homes that we know of that was built south of the zocalo, this spacious and luxurious home and gardens provide a perfect backdrop for la buena vida in Merida…

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The first hacienda we ever visited is the subject of our next video in the series. A lot has changed since we first saw it eight years ago…


By Working Gringos

For the first of our hacienda visits, Jennifer Lytle takes us to Hacienda Chenche de Las Torres, forty minutes outside of Merida.

By Working Gringos

South of the Plaza Grande are a growing number of renovated colonial homes. Episode Six of Houses of Merida takes you on a tour of one of them…

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Outside of Merida, in the colonial city of Valladolid, is a house of grand proportions, filled with a wealth of modern Mexican handcrafted art. Come with us as we explore the Casa de Los Venados…


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In response to multiple requests, this episode features a small, owner-designed and decorated home. Enjoy!

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And now for something completely different… a renewed mid-century modern home in one of the neighborhoods north of the colonial downtown. The original home has been updated to join the 21st Century… come take a look!

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In Episode Three, Eric Partney takes us to a large 2-bedroom colonial in Santiago whose renovation stripped away architectural elements to reveal the modern structure underneath…

By Working Gringos

Episode Two finds Eric Partney in a small modern house that was renovated in 2008 in the Santiago district of downtown Merida. Join him as he demonstrates how even the smallest colonial can be transformed…

By Working Gringos

Episode One in our new video series, The Houses of Merida, features a renovated colonial with one of the most beautiful facades in the centro. In this case, the beauty of the facade is repeated in room after room in the interior. Come with us inside…