Mexican Oasis

OMG, I Want This House: Mexico (Photos)

Antique Guatemalan four-poster beds, a limestone bathroom, a luxurious library—and that’s just the guest house! See the Mexican oasis we want to call home.

McAlpine Booth & Ferrier/Interior Archive

McAlpine Booth & Ferrier/Interior Archive

Antique Spanish, Guatemalan, and Portuguese furniture, a personal painting by Diego Rivera, and a luxe swimming pool and library. See the Mexican oasis—designed by Booth and Ferrier and architect Spence Sutton—in San Miguel de Allende that we want to call our own.

The main house’s loggia is one of three Mexican colonial-style structures that open into a courtyard with a swimming pool.

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A portrait by Diego Rivera depicting the home owner’s mother at 15 years old hangs on the wall of the loggia in the main house.

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The dining room boasts a pair of Louis XIV armchairs, an antique Spanish gilt-framed mirror, and a sleek limestone table for a mixture of ancient-meets-modern.

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Chaises longues, flanked by leather drum side tables, look inviting from under a painting in this living area.

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Subtle tones of cream and gold make the blue painting on the wall of the double-height living room look especially bright.

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The home’s light-filled main salon, which also boasts a double-height ceiling, continues the cream-and-gold motif of the living room.

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A hanging candle fixture and impossibly comfy-looking window seat occupy one corner of the guest house’s library. Also: the guest house gets an entire library!

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Two twin four-poster beds in a guest room are draped in cool white linen.

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Guatemalan antique four-poster beds draped in silk occupy yet another guest bedroom.

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Between the two beds is another antique: a screen panel depicting religious figures.

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A Portuguese leather chair adds the finishing touch to this guest bathroom, with walls, floors and a vanity unit made of limestone.

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Another Portuguese antique, an 18th-century four-poster daybed, occupies yet another room in the guest house. Behind the bed is a photograph by Shirin Neshat, titled “Woman Without Men (Woman Knitting).”

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Another guest bedroom, decorated with a muted color palette, is brought to life by the startling blue of a photograph by Laureana Toledo.

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Another of the house’s loggia, which looks out over a private courtyard, comes equipped with a fireplace for cooler evenings.

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A glimpse of the outdoor swimming pool and one of three houses built around the courtyard.

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The dining room terrace’s wooden table is custom made and surrounded by Panama chairs. At the other end of the terrace are sea-grass chaises longues, upholstered in muslin.

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The home’s central garden is dotted throughout with olive trees, terracotta pots, creeping fig and cypress trees.

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The private wing of the house opens onto the limestone courtyard and swimming pool.