My dad has been talking about this ‘simple little house’ he’s been building in Mexico for a while. So when I went down I was pretty shocked to find such a grand house. Sure, it only has two bedrooms, but it’s huge in terms of its scale. Lots of indoor/outdoor space, high ceilings, screened in porches, lots of land (that he’s planting an orchard on), a donkey (that we named velasquez), chickens and puppies (pablo and picasso) and loads of promise. The house isn’t finished and there were things like no hot water that can be improved, and there is still furniture to buy, etc.. But I was impressed. Good work, dad and Hervé*.
*gross oversight on my part. I forgot to tell you that my dad worked with LA based architect (and fellow frenchman) Hervé Daridan!
The house is in a low lying ‘oasis’ area of todos santos so dad built the house higher up in case of a flood. Without any landscaping, it kind of looks like a boat which is perfect because my dad is a sailor.
A picture my dad snapped of me at the end of the day.
I abstained from filling in loads of captions for the pictures, but if you have questions or want to know more about anything, just leave a comment and I’ll answer it all!.