This 19th century hacienda has spent many hard years in abandonment and disuse. In the last few decades, its main house stood with preserved stone masonry without a roof, just an empty shell of what it was over 100 years before. Recently, a new owner purchased the hacienda with the dream of restoring it into a traditional-meets-contemporary residence. The old masonry still stands, but a remarkable work of modern architecture rises around it.
Bacoc Hacienda in the Yucatan Peninsula is the work of Salvador Reyes Rios and Larrain Arquitectos. It features a symmetrically-balanced design from its front facing vantage, with two living spaces joined by a central courtyard that includes ruins from the original hacienda. The rear side of the home faces lush tropical greenery that brings out the color of the environment while providing privacy for the home’s occupants. A long, calm pool stretches out from the rear section and looks out into the distance beyond.
The interior of the home uses passive cooling and strategically-placed skylights that illuminate the inside during the day. Despite its contemporary form outside, the interior feels rustic by design, where wooden accents and earthy stucco line the walls. It feels right at home in its tropical Yucatan environment, a home that provides its guests with an historic, visually stunning experience in this Mexican paradise.