From Robert Willson & David Serrano. the notable designer/tastemakers who created LA’s influential Downtown, a pied a terre like no other in Merida. With an inspirational nod to iconic Italian Modernist Gio Ponti, this seductive space cleverly employs specifically Mexican materials with an exuberantly innovative spin that is at once urban and tropical and utterly unique. Impeccably realized by Workshop Inc, Yucatán’s newest award-winning architectural team, this stylish loft floats a bedroom in the clouds above an expansive Great Room anchored by a mysterious cube of luminous mango glass… Estudiolo: Sure to attract attention not only in Mexico but across the larger International design map. This is a new concept in lifestyle design.
Step past the intriguing façade, through the arched, brass-studded front door, into a soaring volume of space and light, defined by a wall of handsome glass-paned doors. Famed by this grid, a helix of white steel spirals skywards. The lower level Great Room, featuring ample, flexible space for living & dining and a charming galley kitchen with thoughtful, custom cabinetry and vintage-style Smeg appliances, rotates around that glowing glass cube, What’s in the box ? A brilliantly imagined bathroom with a dramatic, sculptural stone sink, flattering lighting and a sophisticated bronzed mirror – a re-charging station for body and eye. Beyond the wall of glass doors, a spacious tiled courtyard seamlessly unites the interior and exterior living spaces and leads the eye to the glamorous, negative edge pool. Minimalism reigns but this lovely patio frames the sky, expands the entire space and provides multiple options for entertaining, outdoor seating and poolside lounging.
Ascend that spectacular spiral staircase and you discover a generously proportioned bedroom with a covered, wrap around balcony cantilevered over the patio. This inviting surprise speaks to quiet mornings enjoying that first cup of coffee, looking out over the treetops, plazas and churches of Merida’s historic Centro. Above this, a finished rooftop terrace provides convenient storage plus a private area for sunbathing or intimate sunset cocktails with a still loftier view - including a Birdseye view of the pool below. The bedroom suite, framed by a sensuously curved glass wall with operable elements providing plenty of breezy ventilation, is big enough for a home office set-up, a reading area or chaise for that leisurely afternoon siesta. Behind a free-floating bed with the best view in Merida, an elegant bathroom showcases another custom-sculpted Veracruz limestone sink along with a large, walk-in shower fitted with impressive oiled bronze hardware . Along the back wall, hand-crafted wood doors, like pleasing bookends, add additional texture and warmth to the creamy wall surface, and open to reveal a spacious laundry room and an equally good-sized walk-in closet. Throughout the property, every element of design and construction is of stellar quality, every corner is optimized, every detail of lighting, hardware and ventilation combines form and function flawlessly. With finishes and surfaces like onyx windows, opaque white glass, earthy local stone and traditional pasta tile laid diagonally and hand buffed, this high-concept design contrives to deliver an atmosphere that is sizzlingly fresh, irresistibly inviting and effortlessly appealing. The location on a quiet street in desirable Santiago makes this Pied a Terre both an ideal home-base for enjoying Merida’s attractions, a dreamy retreat and the perfect investment. The photos may entice you but only the experience of the design as real space delivers its particular quality, the sense of coming home to something quite extraordinary.
Furniture package is available upon request