Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Viva las vigas!

There's something irresistible about  vigas, the high beams in very old colonial houses.
Out of all the houses I saw yesterday this is the one that really ticked the boxes, as they say. Actually it was more than box-ticking. It had a great spacious feel about it, beautiful details and character, a not-overwhelming amount of renovation to do, and a great quiet location near to everything. Unfortunately a lot of the photos were lost amid downloading problems (so I hope an upgraded Flickr account will handle the load). What you can't see is the patio and garden in the back with room for the "plunge pool" and an orange tree, as well as space to hang out and socialize. Here are the rest of the surviving photos. Oh, and here's a link to the real estate listing which has more photos.

1 comment:

  1. Okay, so I google merida about the town...let's see. The oldest coninually occupied city in the Americas; Mayans built five pyramids to kick off the settlement. The city itself was incorporated 1542-okay, just wikied the place. Very interesting. Both Bush (W) and Clinton (Bill) have had meetings there.