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Marvelous, Art-Filled Loft with a Garden Terrace

SuperhostCiudad de México, Mexico
Entire townhouse hosted by Santiago
4 guests2 bedrooms2 beds2.5 bathrooms
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Sit in a Barcelona Chair within a magical living area flanked by a glass wall with swiveling portals that open to a leafy terrace. This enchanting space is teeming with eclectic artwork and furnishings. One bedroom has a projector and screen.

In case you would like to know more about my home I was interviewed for an interior design magazine, the title of the article is: Blending Modern with Vintage in This Stunning Mexico City Home. You can find the article on the internet or on my profile.
“Enjoy the terrace with all of its plants and hummingbird visits.”
– Santiago, your host

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Free parking on premises
Full kitchen
Washing machine
Bathroom essentials
Bedroom comforts
Coffee maker
Hair dryer


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4.97 out of 5 stars from 129 reviews


Ciudad de México, Mexico

The apartment is in a hip neighborhood, steps away from an array of art galleries. Many shops, cafes, and eateries are also nearby.

Distance from Mexico City International Airport

21 mins by car without traffic

Hosted by Santiago

Joined in April 2014
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Im a Mexican who loves to travel so decided to rent out my home while im not around. I love Airbnb since its the perfect way to travel and to receive like minded guests. I have prepared a full on home & City Guide with my personal recommendations for food, art galleries, sites, museums & parks this way you will be able to experience Mexico city as a local and not fall into the tourist traps. Feel free to let me know what the purpose of your visit is and if you need some extra tips :) Please treat my home like you would your own :) *If you want to know more about the house I was interviewed for a interior design magazine to talk about my home the title of the publication is "Blending Modern with Vintage in This Stunning Mexico City Home" you can find it on the internet. Below the full article: BLENDING MODERN WITH VINTAGE IN THIS STUNNING MEXICO CITY HOME Located in Mexico city’s stylish San Miguel Chapultepec neighborhood, Santiago Vertiz first moved into his 2006-built home ten years ago. At the time, Santiago didn’t own furniture and slept on a mattress in the empty space – an image in stark contrast to the harmonious blend of modern vs vintage we now see. Vertiz spent years searching for pieces that inspire him, whilst highlighting his Mexican culture. Fascinated by pre-Columbian cultures and inspired by childhood memories of his grandparents’ houses, many antique pieces fill the house, as well as colourful original modern art, handicrafts and textiles from Mexico and Guatemala. Nature plays an important role throughout the home, and an entire wall of glass doors opens to the patio, seamlessly blending the indoors with the outdoors. Says Vertiz, “Plants play a very important role in life and in my home. They are the protagonists that bring life, change, and color.” Santiago’s mission has been to recover, collect, restore, and redesign furniture and other pieces that inspire him, while working with the house’s unique architectural features to amplify its height and to bring life to the space. What attracted you to your home? Mexico City can be very hectic, you can easily spend half of your life in traffic. I felt it was a luxury to be able to walk to places without using a car. I knew I wanted to live in a central location, close to the classic neighborhoods – Condesa, Roma and Polanco are some of the most well-known, but also in high demand. A friend introduced me to San Miguel Chapultepec, which is a residential neighborhood making it quiet, safe and strategically located. It’s across the street from Bosque de Chapultepec and home to many artists and galleries. Secondly, I was excited by the architectural project. The architect’s goal was to make a town house project resembling a loft, instead of a classical building. There are actually ten identical houses with spacious, double-height ceilings overlooking a private terrace. When I discovered the space, it had already been built, but I was able to modify the size of the terrace space, and since the view is very important to me, we made a front wall to allow plants to grow in. Did you have a vision for your home? I wanted my house to be a place I felt comfortable in, that I could enjoy and feel relaxed. I didn’t want to have a party house – as I said to an old roommate, “My house is my temple”. I had to improvise and play around a lot with the location of certain pieces, so there was trial and error involved. I would stay up at night thinking of new things I could do to the house – it was a lot of fun! How did your fascination with pre-Columbian cultures influence the design of your home? My maternal grandparents came from Merida, Yucatan and had deep knowledge of Mayan cultures. My grandfather would tell us tales of his many visits into the jungle and his friendship with archeologist Alberto Ruz Lhuillier. Not only was he present in the discovery of the Pakal tomb, but he actually helped by providing some of the machinery needed to uncover the tomb. My oldest uncle, a boy at the time, took the first pictures ever of the tomb. I’ve inherited a deep admiration and respect for the Mayas and their communities. One spring break my parents took us on a road trip, passing through Veracruz into Chiapas, and visiting different ruins along the way. We camped out in the middle of the jungle, next to the Usumacinta river on the border of Mexico and Guatemala. We walked some distance to the ruins of Yaxichilan, and in another location camped with a Lacandon Community, reliving the experience that my grandfather once had. When I visit a region, anywhere in the world, I value the natives’ culture and appreciate the hard work and beauty that goes into their handcrafts. NYDE
Im a Mexican who loves to travel so decided to rent out my home while im not around. I love Airbnb since its the perfect way to travel and to receive like minded guests. I have pre…
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House rules
Check-in: After 5:00 pm
Check out: 11:00 am
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
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