Hacienda is a Spanish word for ‘estate’, and this 19th century Bacoc Hacienda has spent many hard years in abandonment and disuse. Then the new owner restored the house leaving the old masonry but with additions of modern architecture by Salvador Reyes Rios and Larrain Arquitectos. As Yucatan peninsula where it’s located looks like a tropical paradise it was decided to open the house to it and make it facing lush tropical greenery. The interior of the home uses passive cooling and strategically-placed skylights that illuminate the inside during the day. The interior has a distinct rustic feel – there are wooden accents and earthy stucco line the walls.