Juan O'Gorman House - Studio,

House - Entire home/apt · Jardín, Mexico City, Federal District 01049, Mexico

The Space

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.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2.5
Beds: 3
Minimum Stay: 4 nights
Weekly Price: $1750 /week
Monthly Price: $4500 /month
Security Deposit: $200
Cleaning Fee: $30
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

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  • Paulina's home and hospitality were one of the highlights of our trip! The house is beautiful and unique and was the home of one of Mexico's most important artists, the same one who designed the Diego Rivera / Frida Kahlo home/studio around the corner. The neighborhood is probably the loveliest in DF -- about a 20 minute taxi ride from the center and close to the San Angel Inn (best margaritas in town) and cool Coyoacan. Best of all was Paulina, a generous and fascinating person who made sure we were comfortable and felt at home and who gave us terrific advice on things to do and see in DF which we would never have found on our own. We had a wonderful time!

    November 2012
  • We loved staying with Paulina! The house is the most beautiful place we have ever had the pleasure of staying in. It was so awe-inspiring we often made excuses to stay behind and sit in the garden, read books in the lounge room, or have a drink on the terrace - instead of venturing further afield.

    But the house itself was not the best thing about our trip - Paulina and Elisa were both amazing hosts, making time to have breakfast with us, give us plenty of tips and recommendations, tell us stories and generally make us feel perfectly at home. We all feel so lucky to have met such incredible people. Staying here absolutely made our experience of Mexico City.

    October 2012
  • 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.

    January 2014
  • 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.

    November 2013
  • 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!

    October 2013
  • 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.

    June 2013
  • Paulina was a magnificent hostess and helpful in every way. She is a delightful and interesting person. It was an incredible experience to be able to bring my family to stay in the house where I spent so many summers growing up.

    May 2013
    Response from Paulina:

    Thank you Gail and Sandy you are very welcome to your childhood house whenever you want, I enjoyed very much to have you here!

  • What a find! This was our first visit to Mexico City and it won't be our last. Having a place like Paulina's to stay made the holiday even more special. This house is a piece of history and it has been exceptionally well preserved. The art works and the furnishings make it such an adventure. The neighbourhood was lovely and very quiet. Very nice for walking.
    Paulina was also an exceptional host. She made sure that we were well taken care of and completely comfortable. I hope that we will be able to stay at her place again in the future.
    Thank you Paulina.

    March 2013
  • Were it only the house alone I would already give it 5 stars as Juan O'Gorman is such a remarkable architect. Our host Paulina however must be the spiritual heir to this paradise as she has not only maintained O'Gorman's legacy, she has enhanced it with her own impeccable taste.

    On a purely human level Paulina is also a national treasure, caring so much for the happiness of her guests and sharing her remarkable life with us over breakfast. What a memorable visit to Mexico City thanks to her exceptional hospitality.

    January 2013
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