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Friday, March 4, 2011

Once upon a time in Mexico


When an Argentinian male model marries an Italian fashion designer, the world benefits not only from the eugenically-gifted offspring they produce but also from their combined artistic talents.  The two transformed a 16th-century building on the Yucatán peninsula that once housed a nursery school into the very definition of easy elegance.







23 comments:

nkp said...

Oh, the floors! Oh, the soaring ceilings! Exquisite. I wish I had the knack for this kind of effortless decorating. This is the way to live well.

Nick @ Cupboards said...

Pretty place, pretty people... this is how I hope my neighbors jealously sneer at my place.

;-)

Blue Piranha said...

So...which one is the fashion model?
*wink* They are both gorgeous, and so is that house.

the Frugal Ecologist said...

Wow, I love it - though that living room furniture doesn't look too comfortable. The toddler making a blue steel face is cracking me up.

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

Oh man. I aspire one day to have a gorgeous courtyard with a daybed and a home with lots of gorgeous tile.

Oh and marrying a male model wouldn't be bad either....

Michelle said...

Oh those floors...I went to a school in Spain that was housed in a mansion several hundred years old (one room was tiled floor to ceiling in green...it was like an tickle in your panties every time you walked in there...) and the owners lived on the top floors...can you even imagine? I used to just daydream all day long that it was my house. I used to do that in church too come to think of it...

Modern Country Lady said...

Yeesh! There's mould on the wall in the kid's room !! And like those sheets they have hung up against the sun, have mould as well!!

Teri said...

Their son already has the smolder down!

my favorite and my best- MFAMB to you said...

its so sexy!!!!

Alcira Molina-Ali said...

Ok, you're officially outta control!
This blog is blowin' up lately ;)
Personally, I've pretty much concluded that Argentine mixed with anything works all kinds of mind/body wonders.
But my God, there are few things in this world Nero loves more than a stunning home inhabited by a picture-perfect fam.
This post goes down in history, girlfriend.
Now, off to get Curbed.
Cheers, Alcira

nerochronicles.com

The Down East Dilettante said...

And aside from the long blonde hair, the talent, the money, why is this not my house?

God, that living room....

Sarah (La Maison Boheme) said...

No way. This is not real. They are not real. I don't believe a word of it. A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.

LiveLikeYou said...

Good looking any way you look at it!

kristina said...

oh YUM. good one, r-cox. love the lion's head mounted in the kid's room. also, that dude has way too many buttons buttoned.

Appletree said...

sexy is right

court. said...

holy gorgeous family batman.

that home is to die for. wonder if it will implode w/ all the beautifulness going on.

hush said...

They are all ridiculously beautiful. So much so that they even make mold look good. (@Modern Country Lady - I'm glad someone else is seeing the same grime & MOLD everywhere that I'm seeing. Eek!!)

I would also have to insist that those golden Sacred Hearts be nailed to the wall over the bed before I let Senor Hottie nail me in that bed.

Raina Cox said...

MCL and Hush - I think what you're seeing on the walls is the rendition of the plaster. But I'm pretty sure that's mold on the canopies. Senor Hottie needs to snap to it and get on that laundry. After he gets on Hush.

Robin said...

I wonder if the canopy doesn't have mold on it, but has collected every stray little leaf and seed and some dust and bird poop besides. Either way it's laundry day.

I love the home (the floors!), the family, the comments... what a great post.

Bri@Meyouandawiener said...

If only my relatives homes looked like this in Mexico I wouldn't mind visiting more often.

I would eat tripa tacos any day in this place mold included.

alison@MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Dear Gawd, I'm havin' a hot flash - and I'm seriously too young!

Is the locale perhaps Merida? It seems to be a trend for the monied folk to buy up old haciendas and restore them to former glory.

ChrisToronto said...

Rich in history or just rich?

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

i'll take it all, including the boy toy. and i'll get some help in for the mould.