Cool, Clean and Colonial
Home in Merida
Colonial Home was once just that… just a colonial home. Inspired by the work of renowned architect Luis Barragan, the architects at the firm odelab in New York City renovated this colonial home into a modern version of the Merida architectural tradition.
The owner asked for something simple, something drawing inspiration from the natural beauty and authenticity of the city and its people, while introducing fluidity into the structure and the layout.
The result was beautiful… a modern liveable home from the front door to the casita at the rear of the property. Light fills the home during the day, and at night, the lighting and structure turn into a romantic setting.
Front gates and doors from the original home were modified and updated for other parts of the home. Original colonial doors and shutters became part of the new design, and anything that could be reused, reshaped, and revived was included in the home, bringing new life to many original and updated elements.
In finding ways to "build it green", the architect also discovered that this philosophy is very much in keeping with the well-accepted practices in Mexico of reuse and repurposing.
In the main house, there is a living room, kitchen, office, bedroom and a full bath with pool and garden access.
The air-conditioned casita in the rear is a large open space with two queen beds, and a full bath with direct garden and private patio access.
- Swimming pool
- Landscaped garden
- 2 bedrooms, 1 wtih 1 queen bed, and the casita with 2 queen beds
- Mexican kitchen
- 100% cotton linens
- Bath & Pool towels
- Remote controlled Air conditioning in casita
- Ceiling and floor fans
- Wireless internet
- Purified bottled water
- Local property manager
When you stay at the Colonial Home, there is no need for a car. The bus to the Plaza Grande (the center of the city) stops on the corner next to the house, costs less than 5 cents, and in less than 5 minutes, you will be walking to everything downtown Merida has to offer: the Olimpo Cultural Center, Santa Lucia Park, UADY (the University), the Governor’s Palace with its beautiful murals, museums, mercados, shopping, restaurants and more.
Possible daytrips include Chichen Itza, Uxmal, Progreso, Izamal and many others. Wondering what to do? Check out Yucatan Living’s weekly Events listings.
October to May
$1400 USD per month
May to October
$1200 USD per month
$400 USD per week
Daily rate (3 day minimum)
$80 USD per night
Contact Us Now!
For reservations, more information, or for viewing contact
Pamela Lobdell at 212-965-1361
or email pkkcmx [at] aol [dot] com
Check out more about the house here on our website
We look forward to having you as our guests!