Colonial Touch in San Sebastian

In San Sebastian this house is located. Like many of the homes in Merida the house has beed subdivide and the lot end up being five meter front with only the entrance door. 

When we arrived at the house, we noticed that the ceiling looks much lower than from the outside, then we realized when climbing the stairs, that the space had been divided and the beautiful wooden beams of the original old ceiling were in the room of top floor.

Then we decided that it was best to expose the beautiful beams and get rid of the mezzanine. By doing this, we made the space created feel much more cozy, more spacious and with the Colonial touch of the Houses of the Center of the City of Merida.

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Colonial Touch Facade in San Sebastian

The entrance Hall  of the Colonial Touch house remained with a very high ceiling and we added a focal point with the stone-lined wall of the region, taking care of the joint of the stones so that the effect is not rough. We left the old pasta floors that were original and polished them.

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Entrance Hall in Colonial touch in San Sebastian

The other two following spaces had the ceilings in different heights but in good conditions, therefore for cost we decided to leave the low height and make the stairs to climb to the only bedroom of the house.

     The INAH does not allow us to build a second floor in the first piece of the house, and in the second piece we place the staircase, leaving on the ground floor a large space with a wooden screen (movable) that cuts the privacy towards the bathroom. It also allows us to hide things that are not so pretty in sight, but necessary.

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Living room in Colonial Touch in San Sebastian

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Stair in Casa Colonial San Sebastian

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The staircase we built in this small colonial house in the center of the city of Merida, has some aspects that I consider important when we design:

Footprint on the steps

     It is very important that the footprint is made of a rough material that avoids slipping. It is desirable that the edge of the step footprint be rounded. This procedure is for all steps in general.

The cant of the steps

     The cant of the steps is the part that we see and that makes the look of the stairs. The treatment is for beauty and functionality.

Kitchen in Colonial Touch in San Sebastian

The kitchen at Colonial Old House in Merida Centro is a good size for the house. We use the entire length of the house so that the space has sits in all its breadth. The walls of this space are irregular, so we place a carpet made of pasta floors. The colors we choose for details in the Moroccan style are brown and black to make a composition with the tones used throughout the kitchen, creating harmony in the space.

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Swimming Pool and Garden in Colonial Home 

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Swimming Pool and Garden is a long part of the hose, we divide the whole garden in two sections for easy access to end of the property.