A Former Dentist’s Office Becomes an Intriguingly Layered Home on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula

As two ex–New Yorkers reimagine their lives in Mérida, they band together with a local team to create an unexpected residence.
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From the outside, Casa San Cristobal looks much like the other homes in Mérida’s historic center, with a tall plaster wall that faces the street—no front garden, no way to peek inside. The only signs that something special lies behind the pale-green facade are the sleek house numbers and two bright-blue doors.

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