About this listing
Historical house in the heart of colonial neighborhood San Angel. It's very well located, close to the traditional neighborhood of Coyoacan, the University of Mexico and the Saturday Bazaar, and a block away from the House-Studio of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, by the same architect. Close to the lines 3 and 7 of the subway, and 5 minutes away from the Metrobus. Located in a beautiful, safe and silent neighborhood of Mexico City.
The house has two well-furnished bedrooms, each with its own bathroom, a full kitchen and a living room with a splendid view to gorgeous garden. There is Wi-fi available, a car can safely park on the streets outside, and towels and bed sheets will be provided. We can also provide delicious continental breakfast if you'd like us to.
This used to be the house and studio of the renowned architect and muralist Juan O'Gorman, known for his functionalist and organic buildings. The house was built on 1939 and is a truly unique building, built at the same time and in the same style as Frida Kahlo's own house in the Coyoacán neighborhood. O'Gorman is also the designer of the iconic 9-storey-tall stone mosaic in the University of Mexico Central Library, a UNESCO World Heritage Site site.
Its unique Mexican functionalist architecture matches the great decoration. This place is truly an oasis in the city, and we guarantee you won't regret a single second spent here :)
* If you rent the whole place, you would have the house to yourself, while we would move to an independent bedroom on the other side of the garden. The kitchen would be shared for mealtimes only.
Sólo fumar en áreas exteriores // No smoking
Arriving at the Juan O Gorman house is like finding an oasis,the place has so much character and soul and is in the most enchanting neighborhood it's a genuine treasure. We were graciously received by Betty, the housekeeper and Paulina was available by phone for all our questions. Great experience.
We found Paulina Parlange to be a cheerful, experienced and helpful hostess and guide to the wonders of Mexico City. She had much knowledge and experience with her city and shared it generously. We specially enjoyed our evenings visiting in her sala and learning about the history of her home and its renowned architect and occupant, Juan O'Gorman as well as her work finding and bringing textiles produced by indigenous women from diverse areas of Mexico to market in Mexico City.
Paulina is the most extraordinary host - her home is a national treasure and she is woman of immense knowledge about Mexico, its capital and its Indigenous crafts. Our family of 4 had a really special time in her Juan O'Gorman House - its in a wonderfully safe area. There are loads of cafes and restaurants nearby, a great market on Saturday and some high-end stores - all within walking distance. You couldn't ask for a better introduction to Mexico City and its rich and amazing history. We adore her and her generosity and look forward to returning!
Paulina is the most gracious host who took care of our every need. Staying at the house was like visiting a generous friend who opens their home to you. I wish that I could live in this home with its amazing architecture, beautiful arts and crafts, thriving garden, and fully-stocked kitchen. There were days when I would have preferred to simply sit in the gardens or chat in the living room instead of rushing around Mexico City. Staying at this home is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to submerge yourself in contemporary art and history with a host who goes above and beyond to ensure your comfort.
Truly a memorable visit. I rented this house for several days for a me and my mother. Paulina was incredibly warm and generous both in setting up the trip and checking in while we were there. Her home is beautiful - and what an incredible piece of Mexican history! Just down the street from the houses that O'Gorman designed for Frida and Diego. We loved learning more about O'Gorman as much as we enjoyed exploring Paulina's collection of Chiapan art and textiles. Also wonderful was the hospitality and cooking of Bety - who made us a delicious chicken mole dinner out in the garden. I can't imagine a more lovely and restful spot from which to explore a fascinating city. Thank you.
Paulina and her gorgeous home are quite literally the most lovely host/home rental combination a person could dream of. There wasn't one detail that didn't exceed our expectations. The neighborhood is safe and comfortable and well situated to explore lovely Coyacan and San Angel, right next to the Diego Rivera/Frida Kahlo studio and a short walk to the famous Saturday Market and Flower markets. Both she and her home will enchant you. My family and I had a wonderful time staying there and cannot wait to return!
We had an amazing time in Mexico City - and that was largely due to all the help Paulina gave us. As a family with two children, we felt especially welcome in Paulina's house, and in showing us how to get along and around in Mexico we had an extra helping hand that made all the difference. The city is a truly great place but hard to navigate and quirky beyond belief so we felt we were pretty lucky.
The house is a stunning place to stay: it is peaceful in a noisy city, it is in pristine condition while still reflecting its era and it has a leafy oasis like courtyard. The architect O'Gorman was hugely talented - his paintings and murals are outrageously good and the house reflects this, so the opportunity to reside in a house that is part of a great painter/architect's work is unique and much appreciated.
The hospitality and the house were faultless; I couldn't recommend it highly enough - we would be back in a flash if we could.
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About the Host, Paulina
Soy Graduada de la UNAM en Biología y me he dedicado a dar talleres de educación ambiental a niños. Soy socia de una empresa social COLORINDIO que trabaja con artesanas en la produccion de textiles tradicionales mexicanos.
Me gusta viajar, el yoga, trabajar en proyectos de conservación, la comida vegetariana ytodo tipo de libros (biografías, libros de arte...) :D
I'm a Biologist by the University of Mexico, and have offered environmental education workshops to children in Mexico. I work in COLORINDIO with craftswomen to produce and sell traditional Mexican Textiles, woven by indigenous women, I love travelling, yoga, working in development and conservation projects, vegetarian food, and all kinds of books :)