This dreamy renovation of an artist’s residence in Mexico City seamlessly brings together the old and new to create a space that feels both contemporary and traditional in the Tacubaya area of the capital city.
The U-shaped home, which was once used as a dental office, was transformed by architect Andres Stebelski, who used a white lime plaster to cover the walls of the structure in order to unify all of its elements. Due to natural weathering from the rain, the new facade already appears aged, lending it a kind of antique patina.
A major part of the renovation was opening up the walls of the main living space to the central courtyard—access to which was previously closed off. This was achieved by way of large sliding glass doors, whose frames are black to match the rest of the windows.
Another important task was making the living room an open-plan space, leading the architect to remove dividing walls and adding a paneled and beamed ceiling that allows light to filter through. On one end of the expansive room are built-in bookshelves (above which is a small opening that peers into the master bedroom), while the opposite end features a large picture window peeking into a garden.
Around the corner from this end are the dining room and kitchen, which features the same beamed ceiling, white plaster walls, natural wood cabinetry, and stone counters. Three bedrooms are located upstairs. Have a look.