JOHNHOUSHMAND’s hilltop Mexico retreat, Tierra Adentro, is featured in TASCHEN’s new book release Interiors Now! Vol.2, to be published in June 2011. This minimalist hacienda style courtyard home, designed in collaboration with New Zealand architect David Howell, is a tranquil and expansive respite from the abrasion of modern life.
TASCHEN’s new book release Interiors Now! Vol.2 shows the world John Houshmand’s peaceful Mexican retreat. Situated on 9 acres of land, the Tierra Adentro house forges a living space from the luminous interiors, elemental architecture, and breathtakingly expansive landscape. Features of the house include cast concrete fixtures, volcanic stone, brick “boveda” ceilings, terracotta floors, local artwork, and JOHNHOUSHMAND original furniture pieces.
“The Interiors Now! series features the world’s most amazing, exquisite, and interesting contemporary apartments and houses. With an inspirational richness and diversity of styles, here are homes, residences, hideaways, and studios to astound and astonish, no matter what your taste.” -TASCHEN
The property is located seven miles from San Miguel de Allende, near the Sanctuary of Jesús Nazareno de Atotonilco, renowned for its Baroque art and architecture. San Miguel de Allende is an artists’ mecca and vacation destination, and has been attracting foreign artists and students since the 1950s, when Diego Rivera and David Alfaro Siqueiros worked there.
This house has also been featured in Interior Design Magazine and Russian Architectural Digest. It is available for short-term and long-term time-share vacation rentals. For rental inquiries, visit Retreat Mexico.
Architect: David Howell Design | Construction Liaison: Patsy Dubois | Interior Designer: Steffani Aarons | Landscape Designer: Luis Franke | Photographer: William Abranowicz
Interiors Now! Vol. 2 is available for preorder at TASCHEN.