With Summer in full swing, endless sunshine and warmer nights has many of us wishing for vacation homes across the border. Whether a desert abode or a beachside retreat, most of us will likely fall in love with the coveted indoor-outdoor lifestyle that Mexico offers. Here are 5 modern Mexican dwellings whose homeowners created the perfect indoor-outdoor atmosphere:  

A Sublime Indoor Outdoor Retreat in Mexico City
A Sublime Indoor-Outdoor Retreat in Mexico City
Photo by Rafael Gamo 

Architect Alazraki designed a house in which the interior spaces feel not just connected to but also immersed in bright exterior gardens. A folding door system was the ideal solution to allow for the seamless transition from the indoors to the outdoors.

Casa Meztitla
Casa Meztitla

Photo by EDAA and Gessato

Endless transitions between interior and exterior strengthen the bond to the historic site, inviting plenty of natural light for a refreshingly tranquil ambiance. Architecture group EDAA flawlessly meshes its surroundings in an elegant homage to the landscape formed by the Tepoztecos natives over 500 years ago. 

Hybrid Home in Chihuahua 
Hybrid Home in Chihuahua
Photo by Rafael Gamo

This hybrid home in Chihuahua City was a project for architect Rodrigo Seáñez Quevedo of LABorstudio who was tasked with transitioning this building from an office space to a home in a cohesive way and preserving the historic architecture. Pocket Sliding Door systems slide into the wall completely out of view preventing any obstruction or interference. 

Modern Open-Plan Retreat in Mexico City
Modern Open-Plan Retreat in Mexico City

Photo by Victor Benitez

C Cúbica Architects created a modern oasis for a young family in Mexico City who desired a retreat away from the lively city streets. This non-traditional home was successfully created by using a refined mix of wood, steel and glass. Multi Slide Door systems stack flush with minimal sight lines and align perfectly when open or closed.  

Casa Sisal
Casa Sisal

Photo by Hacienda Sac Chich – Casa Sisal

This stunning and extremely private 2,000 sq. ft. home is surrounded by a water lily-filled pond and a large green lawn. The open space concept connects the tranquil outside world with a sleek and beautiful interior. Casa Sisal is the perfect retreat for peace and relaxation for your summer vacation. 

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