From the outside, the Sierra Fría House in Mexico City stands strong with a monolithic facade built from long and skinny bricks. But on inside, walls of glass open the home up to a vibrant, lush courtyard.
Mexican architecture firm Esrawe designed the house for a family of four to encourage interaction, despite the home’s sprawling 6,200-square-feet footprint. The home comprises a series of rectangular volumes that house four bedrooms, a living room, dining room, studio, kitchen, outdoor patio, wine cellar, and rooftop terrace, all flowing together into a horseshoe shape.
The interiors are warm and minimal, showing off built-in timber furniture like bookshelves and a gorgeous floating staircase.
In a house of this size, it would be easy to feel disconnected, but the garden-facing floor-to-ceiling windows allows ample sight lines from one part of the house to another.