Casa Lorh gives new life to ruins from the 19th century in Merida

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Casa Lohr was built on the ruins of a 19th century colonial house in the historic centre of Mérida, Mexico.

20Diezz Arquitectos restored the dilapidated stone structure and preserved its historic beauty by conserving the interior remains, including the old wall that was and remains the building's defining feature.

Meanwhile, in the interior, the design incorporates neutral and earth tones and natural textures that give the home a timeless and mysterious charm, which includes high ceilings and arches. The original halls house the main lobby, dining room and kitchen, as well as a secondary bedroom and an open space with a living room.

Likewise, the old vestibular spaces were converted into bedrooms with the new construction focused on the back of the house, where the patio used to be the master bedroom. The focal point of Casa Lohr is the kitchen, which serves as a connecting space between all the other areas, which connects to an open covered terrace where the ruins of the historic stone wall are located. The structure defines the space where the swimming pool and jacuzzi are located.

Furthermore, Casa Lohr used local materials for the interiors such as Pasta tile floors, designed specifically for this home. The furniture pieces also used environmentally friendly materials and recycled wood restored with natural oils. The walls have an exposed construction finish, so they age gracefully and with charm.

Casa Lohr is within walking distance of Plaza Grande and Parque de San Juan. It is a property of 100 to 300 square meters that is available for guests to use through Airbnb. It features modern amenities including an HDTV with Netflix, WIFI and an electric stove to name a few.

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