1913 Neoclassical Mexican Mansion Renovation

This large mansion was renovated using different colors, modern and vintage furniture and got also a guest house as an extension

This large mansion was renovated using different colors, modern and vintage furniture and got also a guest house as an extension.

Factor Eficiencia were hired to bring this 1913 neoclassical villa in Colonia Roma, Mexico City, back to life, while adding a new structure, named the Ignacia Guest House.

The new building houses four guest rooms, each with their own color theme – blue, green, pink, and yellow – that are vertically stacked with two on each end. Each guest room features a terrace or outdoor space while also overlooking the central patio. A glass enclosed walkway connects the main house to the guest house with an exterior wall of plants on one side and a terrace view on the other.

The redesign of the original house, along with the newly designed guest house, pay homage to the home’s former housekeeper who worked there for over 70 years. After gathering information on Mrs. Ignacia, the design team created a plan, which included the color palette and landscape design, that was lovingly inspired by her and her birthplace.

The original home’s floor plan was kept but the rooms were reorganized for a better flow. They managed to restore the moldings, plasterwork, wood floors, and historical details, along with the window frames and doors. Along with the entrance hall, reception, library, dining room, and kitchen, the main house features a master suite. The interior was furnished with a mix of contemporary and vintage pieces to make it really eye-catching.

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Landscaping was also done especially for this mansion, here you can see a pond with small fountains, lots of cacti and greenery around.

Landscaping was also done especially for this mansion, here you can see a pond with small fountains, lots of cacti and greenery around.

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The terrace spaces are done of concrete and pink stone, the furniture is contemporary and simple.

The terrace spaces are done of concrete and pink stone, the furniture is contemporary and simple.

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This s ablue guest room with velvet chairs, a comfy bed and a glazed wall.

This s ablue guest room with velvet chairs, a comfy bed and a glazed wall.

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On the other side you can see a green guest room with green walls and ceiling and green textiles.

On the other side you can see a green guest room with green walls and ceiling and green textiles.

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A living wall and a tree create a welcoming amience and give shade to the dining space.

A living wall and a tree create a welcoming amience and give shade to the dining space.

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This a yellow guest room with yellow walls, ceiling and textiles, the bed is upholstered with mustard velvet, and there's a large wardrobe.

This a yellow guest room with yellow walls, ceiling and textiles, the bed is upholstered with mustard velvet, and there's a large wardrobe.

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A long glazed corridor connects the guest house to the main building.

A long glazed corridor connects the guest house to the main building.

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Wood slat screens protect the house form the excessive sunlight.

Wood slat screens protect the house form the excessive sunlight.

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This is a master bedroom with an upholstered bed, a comfy bench, gilded touches and wall lamps.

This is a master bedroom with an upholstered bed, a comfy bench, gilded touches and wall lamps.

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The master bathroom is done in black marble, with lit up mirrors and a double vanity with storage.

The master bathroom is done in black marble, with lit up mirrors and a double vanity with storage.

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The living room features molding and unique furniture pieces, both vintage and modern ones.

The living room features molding and unique furniture pieces, both vintage and modern ones.

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The kitchen is done with pink walls, dark topped furniture, lamps all around and looks very modern.

The kitchen is done with pink walls, dark topped furniture, lamps all around and looks very modern.

Source: design-milk