Tescala Have Designed Casa Chaaltun In Merida, Mexico

Architecture firm tescala have designed this modern house in Merida, Mexico, named Casa Chaaltun, that features plenty of space for entertaining.

Photography by Leo Espinosa

 

Architecture firm tescala have designed this modern house in Merida, Mexico, named Casa Chaaltun, that features plenty of space for entertaining.

 

The facade of the house features large solid walls, a sunken driveway and a tall entryway.

The facade of this modern house features large solid walls, a sunken driveway and a tall entryway.

Photography by Leo Espinosa

At the rear of the home, the house is more open, with glass and an area that opens up to the backyard.


The back of this modern house opens up to a large landscaped backyard.

Photography by Leo Espinosa

Stepping into the house but not technically inside, there’s a large open area with a bar, lounge and swimming pool perfect for entertaining.


Stepping into this modern house but not technically inside, there's a large open area with a bar, lounge and swimming pool perfect for entertaining.

Photography by Leo Espinosa

Two hammocks hang above the pool, while a stone wall creates privacy for those swimming.


Two hammocks hang above this modern swimming pool, while a stone wall creates privacy for those swimming.

Photography by Leo Espinosa

The outdoor entertaining area flows through to the interior of the house and the living room. A simple color palette of grey, wood and stone has been used to create a relaxed environment that ties back to nature.


This modern home has an outdoor entertaining area that flows through to the interior of the house and the living room. A simple color palette of grey, wood and stone has been used to create a relaxed environment that ties back to nature.

Photography by Leo Espinosa

Beside the living room is the dining room. A glass table top allows the wood base to be seen, and at the same time, keeps the interior feeling light.


This modern dining area features a glass table top that allows the wood base to be seen, and at the same time, keeps the interior feeling light.

Photography by Leo Espinosa

Behind the dining area is the kitchen, that features a light stone wall with a contrasting dark countertops and wood cabinetry.


This modern kitchen features a light stone wall with a contrasting dark countertops and wood cabinetry.

Photography by Leo Espinosa

Also on the main floor of the home and down a hallway are some of the bedrooms. The master bedroom, with a lounge and built-in desk, looks out onto the backyard through floor-to-ceiling windows.


This modern master bedroom, with a lounge and built-in desk, looks out onto the backyard through floor-to-ceiling windows.

Photography by Leo Espinosa

The same wood in the bedroom also continues through to the master bathroom in the form of cabinets with open shelving and a floating vanity. A standalone white bathtub sits below a large wall-mounted plant.


This modern master bathroom features wood shelving and cabinets, and a floating vanity. A standalone white bathtub sits below a large wall-mounted plant.

Photography by Leo Espinosa

Next to the master bedroom is the children’s bedroom. This bedroom also has built-in furniture and an ensuite bathroom.


This simple children's bedroom features two beds, a built-in desk/bench and an ensuite bathroom.

Photography by Leo Espinosa

Separated from the children’s bedroom by a small courtyard, is yet another bedroom. The courtyard provides the room with plenty of natural light.


This simple bedroom features a built-in desk/bench and an ensuite bathroom. The bedroom looks out onto a small courtyard that provides natural light to the room.

Photography by Leo Espinosa

By the front door of the house, there’s stairs that lead up to the second floor of the home.


A large stone staircase leads to the upper floor in this modern house.

Photography by Leo Espinosa

On the upper floor of the home, there’s another bedroom. This time, it looks down onto the small courtyard.


This modern bedroom has a built-in wood bench and desk, and large windows provide views of the courtyard below.

Photography by Leo Espinosa

Outside the bedroom, there’s a bridge that looks down to the courtyard on the left, and on the right, it looks down to the outdoor entertaining area and pool.


This modern house has a small bridge that looks down to the courtyard on the left, and on the right, it looks down to the outdoor entertaining area and pool.

Photography by Leo Espinosa

The bridge leads to a playroom, designed by miostudio, that has small hanging chairs, and upholstered blocks that can be played with individually or made into a couch.


This modern playroom, designed by miostudio, has small hanging chairs, and upholstered blocks that can be played with individually or made into a couch.

Photography by Leo Espinosa

Just off the playroom is a second partially covered outdoor entertaining area. There’s a kitchen, a bar, a swing, and a dining area.


This modern house has a partially covered outdoor entertaining area on the upper floor of the home. There's a kitchen, a bar, a swing, and a dining area.

Photography by Leo Espinosa

There’s also an outdoor lounge that overlooks the landscaping below, designed by Ernesto Degetau.


This modern house has an outdoor lounge on the upper floor of the home, that overlooks the backyard below.

Photography by Leo Espinosa

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