The house was constructed on a lot of 15 x 32 m with two upper floors and a basement. On the ground floor there is a double height entrance hall that leads on to the living and dinning rooms, kitchen and breakfast area. From almost every point there are magnificent views of the garden and teak terrace.


The combination between the areas and the finishes used in each one is what gives personality to the public zone keeping a sober and neutral atmosphere. The warmth of the waxed Italian wood in contrast with the quarry stone and granite are the answer to the low maintenance requirements and the adequate aging of the space with the natural patina that will acquire with time.


The three bedrooms, TV room and upper terrace are found on the second level. There is also and access to the attic designated as play room. The main bedroom and bathroom have double height and taking advantage of the ample space a loft was done inside of the bedroom to create a home-office.


The basement has two functions. The first one is to locate the installations for the house facilities and the second is the game room. In the game room the black corian bar stands out contrasting with the neutral floors and walls done in natural stone and wood. The bar has a water cut pattern similar to a lattice that lets the interior light come through.





  • Architect: Juan Pablo Serrano – Serrano Monjaraz Arquitectos
  • Architect: Rafael Monjaraz – Serrano Monjaraz Arquitectos
  • Architect: Edgar Velasco Casillas
  • Photographer: Sandra Pereznieto y Jaime Navarro

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Serrano Monjaraz Arquitectos reaches 25 years developing architectural spaces where quality is achieved by the proper use of materials and light as creative elements. Being space their raw material, architects Juan Pablo Serrano Orozco and Rafael Monjaraz Fuentes, demonstrate their capability and performance in all architecture fields always supported by interdisciplinary teams. Their structure and professionalism has given them the opportunity to work in partnership with important firms as well as with national and international architects. They have been invited to national and international competitions and they actively participate in the formation and diffusion of architectural work. Architecture signifies their way to collaborate in the development of a better urban context because the correct design of spaces is the only way to create better cities. Their experience has been strengthened by the constant search of the perfect combination between form and structure. For them community is the backbone of the cities and buildings, in which settlers spend their day to day, these are the elements that help them contribute with spaces designed to improve the quality of life of their inhabitants. They have had the opportunity to design, direct and execute residential projects, restaurants, hotels, cultural centers and housing developments. The sensibility that they bring into their projects is the decanting of everything that they learn in their professional and personal activities. Light, materials and technology are combined in a perfect balance to create the living space around the inhabitant. Their awareness regarding the ecological balance and nature has been present in their projects since their inception and they consider that sustainability is not a trend but the only way to make architecture. They are members of the Green Building Council Chapter Mexico, to strengthen their contribution in the architectural scene designing buildings that have the highest energy performance standards. They have participated with their projects in various exhibitions in major countries like Mexico, United States, France, Singapore, Italy, Argentina, Ecuador, Sri Lanka, China, Australia, Greece and Spain, as well as in interviews and in various national and international magazines. They have received numerous awards and distinctions both in Mexico and abroad.

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