Grade-A Getaway Outside Mexico City

Two families share a triangular retreat on Lake Avándaro.
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Group vacations are great for splitting travel costs, but not so good for getting restful alone time. That’s why architecture studio Método used vertical space to divvy up a shared vacation house outside Mexico City. When the joint owners, two families totaling eight people, arrive for a weekend visit, they are able to luxuriate across three floors plus a sprawling outdoor living room overlooking Lake Avándaro. 

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But the house isn’t known for its carefully delineated interior. It’s known for its steeply pitched, 40-foot-high roof, which rises over the water like a steeple. While the A-frame may seem like stylistic flourish on Método’s part, gables are  commonplace in the area. Having one was required by the local building code.

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The home’s natural attraction is its peak, which contains two equally sized, back-to-back bedrooms. With plenty of space for everybody spread out, there’s only one thing to fight over: who gets the lake view?


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