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Home Tour: Out of Sites

Having too many breathtaking sites on which to build is an unusual predicament. Yet the Mexico City–based firm of Legorreta + Legorreta faced that very challenge when it was commissioned to carry out the architecture and interior design of this striking weekend getaway in central Mexico, about 100 miles southwest of the country’s capital. The […]

Out of Sites: Friend and Faux

Each winter, a group of visitors passes through the area near the homeowners’ retreat: orange-and-black-winged monarch butterflies, which migrate some 2,000 miles to hibernate at the region’s Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The couple might even see the creatures in the forested environs of their home’s 1.6-acre artificial lake, which is […]

Out of Sites: Pools of Light

Large glass windows dominate in the 1,200-square-foot pool house. “It’s nice to enjoy more of the lake and forest here, whereas in the bedrooms we went for more intimate and framed,” Legorreta says. In addition to the indoor and outdoor pools, the pool house has a hot tub, a gym, a steam room, and changing […]

A Vessel of the First Water

Shining Star Vicem Yachts is well known for building boats with cold-molded mahogany hulls. But for its first superyacht, the Turkish shipyard ventured into composite construction, and the result is the stunning 151-foot fiberglass-and-epoxy Vulcan 46, which at press time was available for sale for $31.4 million through Fraser Yachts. “It’s possibly the biggest one-piece […]

Home Tour: Out of Sites

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Out of Sites: Stable Condition

Another artfully constructed stone wall marks the front edge of the property. After passing through the stone wall’s opening, visitors follow the cobblestone road, which leads to a greeting area with a fountain. There, a series of pathways connect to each of the estate’s five structures. The paths wind through manicured gardens, which, Legorreta says, […]

Out of Sites: Playing it Cool

In each of the estate’s structures, openings in the walls facilitate air circulation. Also affording comfort are the property’s calming views. The 9,200-square-foot main residence and the 3,500-square-foot, two-bedroom guest dwelling are nestled amid towering pines. Pale yellow Triana marble adds subtle luxury to bathrooms, including the main house’s master bath, where a corner sports […]

Out of Sites: Perfect Pitch

Having too many breathtaking sites on which to build is an unusual predicament. Yet the Mexico City–based firm of Legorreta + Legorreta faced that very challenge when it was commissioned to carry out the architecture and interior design of this striking weekend getaway in central Mexico, about 100 miles southwest of the country’s capital. The […]