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This unbelievably beautiful retreat in Mexico provides a serene sanctuary

contemporary swimming pool

Casa Pakaal is a historic retreat that was beautifully reimagined by Workshop Arquitectos, nestled in the heart of Merida, in the northwest corner of the Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico. With roots dating back to the early 20th century, this stunning 3,767-square-foot residence has undergone an extensive contemporary transformation.

Upon crossing the “stone bridge,” a lush small garden greets you, connecting the kitchen to the covered terrace. Meticulous efforts were taken to preserve the ancient ruins while seamlessly integrating new materials and construction techniques. This harmonious blend results in a stunning architectural masterpiece, featuring a framework of metal “I” beams settled on the old masonry walls.

contemporary swimming pool

What We Love: Casa Pakaal beautifully harmonizes the past and present, creating a seamless blend of tradition and modernity. Through the thoughtful integration of natural and contemporary materials, this spectacular dwelling honors its rich history, embraces its natural surroundings, and captures the essence of its environment. We especially love this home’s indoor-outdoor connection and the awesome swimming pool, what a fabulous spot for sunbathing!

Tell Us: Would this Mexico retreat be your idea of the ultimate vacation getaway? Let us know why or why not in the Comments below!

Note: Have a look at a couple of other fabulous home tours that we have featured here on One Kindesign in the country of Mexico: Ecoluxe villa in Mexico with amazing indoor-outdoor connection and Stunning hacienda style weekend retreat in Mexico inspired by nature.

contemporary swimming pool

The chukum pool features a tzalam wooden deck that floats atop the water, casting enchanting patterns of light and shadow projected from the leaves of a sour orange tree or Pak`áal in Mayan.

historic home exterior in Mexico

historic home exterior in Mexico

historic home exterior in Mexico

contemporary home foyer with black and white checkered marble flooring

contemporary home foyer with black and white checkered marble flooring

contemporary foyer with stylish furniture

historic home exterior in Mexico

contemporary kitchen with large pendant lights

The original finishes of the interior walls in the kitchen were preserved, offering an authentic charm. These elements create a striking contrast with the contemporary design of the bespoke kitchen and the vibrant hues of the pasta tile floor.

contemporary kitchen with large pendant lights

A tempered glass door, thoughtfully anchored to the old wooden frames, gracefully links the kitchen with the outdoor terrace.

contemporary kitchen with large pendant lights

contemporary kitchen with large pendant lights

The kitchen seamlessly transitions into the outdoor terrace, which serves as a focal point of this fabulous retreat in Mexico.

contemporary covered patio with outdoor kitchen and dining area

The aesthetic and structural principles evident in the kitchen resonate throughout the entire dwelling. Original stone walls, preserved in their natural state, harmonize with the neutral hue of the stone floors. This space transitions seamlessly into an open-air kitchen and dining area, featuring a wood-fired oven for delicious pizzas along with a grill. Ideal for gathering with family and friends, it offers panoramic views of the garden and the tranquil chukum pool.

contemporary covered patio with outdoor dining and kitchen

contemporary patio with outdoor dining

contemporary covered patio with outdoor dining

contemporary swimming pool

contemporary covered patio with outdoor dining

contemporary swimming pool

contemporary swimming pool

contemporary covered patio with outdoor dining

contemporary swimming pool

contemporary swimming pool

contemporary patio with an outdoor lounge chair

contemporary bedroom

In the main bedroom, guests can enjoy a picturesque view of the pool and the majestic hundred-year-old Ramón trees. To echo this enchanting scenery, the pasta tile floor is painted in a tranquil green-blue hue, mirroring the pool water and the verdant leaves of the trees.

contemporary bedroom

contemporary bathroom with a freestanding tub

The main bathroom serves as a serene oasis, featuring a soaking tub nestled on a wooden deck that seamlessly transitions to a private garden, offering a tranquil sanctuary.

contemporary bathroom with a freestanding tub

historic home exterior in Mexico

historic home exterior with a staircase in Mexico

historic home exterior in Mexico

contemporary patio with outdoor furniture

historic home exterior in Mexico

historic home exterior in Mexico

historic home exterior in Mexico

historic home exterior in Mexico

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historic home renovation floor plan

historic home renovation floor plan

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Josh
1 month ago

Totally creative, on a very narrow plot. Kudos, Muy Bien!!