Down Mexico Way

Down Mexico Way

Alejandra Valera
Jul 24, 2008

Imagine being on a 36-hour layover in Mexico's San Miguel de Allende and leaving owning 9 acres of land; that is exactly what happened to John Houshmand. Interior Design recently featured his home, designed by architect David Howell, which showcases 10-foot-high windows, terracotta floor tiles, a partially open dining area, and many repurposed items such as sinks made from troughs, train wheels turned into candle holders and a mesquite door transformed into a headboard.

And many items throughout the home are made by Houshmand, his wife and local artisans, "Ultimately, craftsmanship is what this house is all about, from Houshmand's sculpted furnishings to Howell's hands-on sensibility and the rewarding process of building in a remote area when job-site communication is largely confined to sketches and hand gestures."

See the full story and pictures at Interior Design: Down Mexico Way.

(Photos by David Joseph/Interior Design)

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