This house was designed to sustain a strong presence of light

GLR Arquitectos have designed this bright white, modern home in Monterrey, Mexico, that's a tribute to Luis Barragán, a great Mexican architect whose designs had a strong presence of light.

Photography by Javier Callejas Sevilla

 

GLR Arquitectos together with Architect Alberto Campo Baeza, have designed this bright, white, modern home in Monterrey, Mexico, that’s a tribute to Luis Barragán, a great Mexican architect whose designs had a strong presence of light.

 

GLR Arquitectos have designed this bright white, modern home in Monterrey, Mexico, that's a tribute to Luis Barragán, a great Mexican architect whose designs had a strong presence of light.

Photography by Javier Callejas Sevilla

Stepping off the street, you enter a courtyard before making your way inside the home.


Stepping off the street of this Mexican home, you enter a courtyard before making your way inside the home.

Photography by Javier Callejas Sevilla

Inside the home, the entryway has been kept simple with an art piece and a bench.


Inside this home, the entryway has been kept simple with an art piece and a bench.

Photography by Javier Callejas Sevilla

All of the shared spaces are located on the ground floor of the home. A casual living room is located next to the kitchen that has a built-in dining table.


In this modern house, all of the public spaces are located on the ground floor of the home. A casual living room is located next to the kitchen that has a built-in dining table.

Photography by Javier Callejas Sevilla

Just off the living room and the kitchen is a linear backyard that runs the length of the house. A covered patio area provides space to relax in the shade.


Just off the living areas of this home is a linear backyard that runs the length of the house. A covered patio area provides space to relax in the shade.

Photography by Javier Callejas Sevilla

Back inside and next to the casual living room is a sitting area that has a double height ceiling that becomes the center of the home.


This sitting area has a double height ceiling that becomes the center of the home, and has views of the landscaped backyard.

Photography by Javier Callejas Sevilla

Next to the sitting area is a mirrored bar with wine storage and an island with stool seating.


This home has a mirrored bar with wine storage and an island with stool seating.

Photography by Javier Callejas Sevilla

The dining room is also located in the same space as the sitting area with a view of a large gold wall that’s a bright pop of color in this home.


This dining room has a double height ceiling and views of a large gold wall that's located upstairs.

Photography by Javier Callejas Sevilla

Upstairs, the wall of the reading area is covered in a golden sheet that’s a tribute to artist Mathias Goeritz. When the sun is shining, the gold reflects the glow into the main floor of the home.


In this house, there's a reading area that has a wall covered in gold sheet that's a tribute to artist Mathias Goeritz. When the sun is shining, the gold reflects the glow into the main floor of the home.

Photography by Javier Callejas Sevilla

Apart from the reading area, there are also bedrooms on this level of the home. In this bedroom, horizontal lines have been used throughout in the headboard and wall storage unit helping to make the room feel larger.


In this bedroom, horizontal lines have been used throughout in the headboard and wall storage unit helping to make the room feel larger.

Photography by Javier Callejas Sevilla

In this bedroom, soft grays and white walls create a calming atmosphere.


In this bedroom, soft grays and white walls create a calming atmosphere.

Photography by Javier Callejas Sevilla

And in this bedroom, there’s a more masculine touch, creating by using darker grays, a black and white photo, and a bold leather chair.


In this bedroom, darker grays, a black and white photo, and a bold leather chair help to create a masculine look.

Photography by Javier Callejas Sevilla

In this bathroom, stone covers the walls and a back-lit mirror creates soft ambient lighting.


In this bathroom, stone covers the walls and a back-lit mirror creates soft ambient lighting.

Photography by Javier Callejas Sevilla

On the rooftop of the home is the pool, with one side of the pool deck looking into the reading area and gold sheet wall, with the other side providing views of the Sierra Madre Oriental mountain range.


On the rooftop of this home is the pool, with one side of the pool deck looking into the reading area and gold sheet wall, with the other side providing views of the Sierra Madre Oriental mountain range.

Photography by Javier Callejas Sevilla

Here’s a look at a couple of different angles of the all-white exterior of the home.


This modern home in Mexico has bright white exterior walls.

Photography by Javier Callejas Sevilla

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