Barde vanVoltt orients renovated Mexico City house around mezcal bar

A private mezcal bar forms the heart of this house that Amsterdam interior architecture firm Barde vanVoltt has overhauled in Mexico City‘s La Condesa neighbourhood.

Working for longstanding Dutch clients who live in Mexico, Barde vanVoltt transformed a historic, dilapidated building into a contemporary residence that respects the heritage of the existing structure.

The building’s former life as a mezcal tasting venue influenced Barte vanVoltt to create a bar in its central courtyard

“We walked together into this old, beautiful building, and instantly fell in love,” said studio founders Bart van Seggelen and Valérie Boerma. “Even though the house was falling apart, we felt its soul was fully alive.”


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