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FGO/Arquitectura Designs a Contemporary Home in Merida, Mexico

By Magaly Grosso


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This project, covering an area of 500 m2, is located in the city of Merida, Yucatan, Mexico and was completed in 2016. It was developed in an area with abundant vegetation, which the architects did their best to preserve, in order to obtain the maximum possible privacy for the homeowners. As a result, the green gardens are easily enjoyed from anywhere within the home.

The project consists of three sections, inviting us to enjoy the outdoors, as well as creating privacy for the residential area.

The home is characterized by the use of few materials, among them concrete, wood, glass, and steel.

The gardens – with walls of natural stone walls, and with winding paths that run through the house and lead to the swimming pool area framed by wooden floors – invite us to relax and enjoy nature.

It is endowed with an elegance and simplicity in each of its spaces, details that FGO/Arquitectura made a maximum priority during the home’s design and realization.

Entrance to the house through slabs of concrete and wood
Bedroom with garden view

In its décor, there is a marked use of dark wood, as well as concrete for the walls, which serve to give character and strength to the interior, softened only by the external light that filters in.

The living room has concrete walls and wooden furniture done in simple lines, accompanied by a dining room with white upholstered chairs and a beautiful table of natural wood.

Living room with polished concrete floors and wooden furniture
Bedrooms with walls of both glass and concrete

Night view of the kitchen. At the end, the swimming pool area
Night view of the dining room

The home has lovely modern bathrooms where, once again, the vegetation seeps indoors, giving them a touch of wild nature.

Modern bathroom with plants

Night view of the lit swimming pool
Terrace in the evening. At the far end, the dining room

Night view of the dining room-kitchen from the gardens

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About Magaly Grosso

Magaly Grosso was born in Venezuela where she grew up and studied Advertising and Marketing. With time, she realized that what she truly wanted to dedicate herself to was Interior Design, which is why she decided to study it and devote herself to it. Learn more about HomeDSGN's Editorial Process.

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