Designed by renown Mexican architect Andrés Casillas in 1973, a student and collaborator of Pritzker-prize winner Luis Barragan (1980), Casa Nardo is a feast to all Barragan-style home-lovers. The skylights and windows allow for visual tracking of light throughout the day; the floods of natural light and views of nature are the key purposes of the windows. The stark, yet colorful facade of the house blends in with its neighbors, giving no hints to the personality of its heavily-walled interiors. Its entrance hall is modest, but its combination of geometric simplicity, flush surfaces and rough plaster, invites the guest to explore the place within, giving way to the most magnificent blend of nature and architecture when arriving to the back terrace.
It is in this open and grand terrace, with its uninterrupted and wide view of the manicured garden, pool, and amazing natural ravine, where you and your loved ones will probably spend most of your gathering time.
The house was ingeniously interior decorated by my cousin, an architect herself, that symphonically combines detailed modern-classic (here’s an oxymoron) Mexican furniture pieces and other decorating touches. The purpose of the ornamentation is to accentuate the building, not to overtake it. And yet, spending time in this marvelous house is comfortable and relaxing, making sure that when the social gathering is over and you retreat yourself to your sleeping quarters, peace and serenity surround you.
I could go on and on describing this architectural jewel, but needless to say, my opinion would not be objective. I hope the many pictures allow you to decide for yourself if this is the place for you and your family to stay. I, for one, love visiting with my family and loved ones every opportunity I can. When I’m not in this corner of the eternal spring, we open the doors to you.