Casa Houlpoch is a historic Yucatecan home from the turn of the century that takes its name from a local snake that used to “visit” the property’s ruins on a regular basis. The pastel-colored room features modern and informal furniture, as well as flora and pieces of art, such as a playful Timoteo on the centre table and a painting by Pedro Friedeberg on the sofa. The kitchen contains a reproduction of the historic Yucatecan bells on the stove, with paste and quartz coatings.
A Sense Of Space And Clarity
Through a window, the dining area is connected to the terrace, creating a sense of space and clarity where the visuals escape to the outside. The table, its centrepiece, and the drum, as well as the fabric designs that surround two Utrecht chairs by Dutch designer and architect Gerrit Rietvelt, were transported from Mozambique, as were the patterns on fabric that surround two Utrecht chairs by Dutch designer and architect Gerrit Rietvelt. A painting by Mexican artist Fernando Andriacci hangs on the sofa, and on the opposite side, a cow’s head covered with beads from Huichol art, and just below, a classic Dutch bicycle in the colours of the Prins.
A chukum pool surrounds the stone ruins of an old colonial edifice in the centre courtyard, where a big poplar tree creates a dramatic dance of light and shadow with its fronds, creating the ideal setting for an outdoor kitchen. With respect to the historical section of the dwelling, where the steps to the second floor (where two rooms and a terrace are located) serve as a visual axis and an element, the volumetry of the back of the property reads as a completely disruptive design.
The Warm Peninsular Climate
The first-floor master bedroom has a headboard constructed of macaroni tiles on which a Neon Caron painting is displayed. Escape to an indoor garden, the pool, and tropical gardens from the comfort of your bed. At Houlpoch House, we strive to preserve and respect Yucatecan colonial architecture’s historical values by combining them with contemporary details and volumes, as well as the comforts of modern life, in a reinterpretative, pure, and sober manner, creating different atmospheres in which to relax, live together, and enjoy the outdoors in the warm peninsular climate.
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