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Renovated ’70s home blends Mexican and Mediterranean styles

Call it “Mediterranean”

Courtyard with arched windows, grassy lawn, and concrete ceiling. César Béjar

Architect Delfino Lozano renovated a 1970s home in Mexico—and he coined a new aesthetic while he was at it. Lozano calls the look of Casa A690 “Mexiterraneo” (or “Mexiterranean”), for its blending of classic Mexican and Mediterranean styles.

Tucked into a lush plot in Zapopan, Mexico, the three-story home mixes the laidback elegance of Mediterranean architecture—white walls, arched windows, terra-cotta tiles—with Mexican tradition, including plenty of concrete.

“We use the term Mexiterraneo to describe the materials and feeling we try to give our projects, in which we interpret the Mediterranean architecture—simple, pure materials—and mix it with our Mexican traditional architecture,” the architect told Dezeen.

Timber staircase leading from living room to upstairs. César Béjar

Bold changes to the home include swapping its original rectangular windows for an arched shape and adding sculptural details like a circular skylight and a warm timber staircase with built-in storage.

The house is split into zones that are separated by courtyards, stairs, and terraces. The ground floor includes the kitchen, living room, and a double-height dining and sitting area that can be overlooked from a mezzanine. Two bedrooms are upstairs, as well as the master suite that’s tucked away on the top floor where it has its own terrace.

Room with white-washed walls, arched doorway, concrete ceiling, and wooden bookshelves. César Béjar
A rooftop terrace with round and arched windows and white walls. César Béjar
Room with circular skylight, concrete ceiling, and white walls. César Béjar