On the Market: A Modernist Home in Mexico

Perusing 1st Dibs recently, I came across something unusual. No, it wasn't giant ORGY letters or a gift box of bloody hands. It was a house. Apparently 1st Dibs lists homes, along with their antique and vintage design furnishings, or at least so long as they're as stunning as this Modernist Home in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico ($675,000).

Nestled in a hill, the property was designed and built by Luis Camarena, a renowned Mexican architect who emulated the modernist tradition of Le Corbusier and Luis Barragan. The home itself is three stories tall, with three bedrooms and three and a half baths on a 3,500-square-foot lot, with unobstructed views of the town and the Sierra Madre mountains beyond. San Miguel de Allende is a historic town founded in 1542 by a Franciscan monk, and is known worldwide for its mild climate, thermal hot springs, and colonial architecture. The town has become an attractive tourist destination for wealthy Mexico City residents, as well as a retirement locale for a large quantity of American and Canadian ex-pats. Sounds pretty fab to me. I may not be able to add this purchase to my "cart," but I'm certainly enjoying gawking at it, and contemplating all of the furnishings I'd fill it with. It's just begging for an LC3 Chair, don't you think? Is anyone out there looking for a Mexican getaway spot?

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