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Townhouse Remodel & Interior Design

A Vacation Home in Cancun the Caribbean Mayan Riviera of Mexico

The Townhouse Remodel and Interior Design project is a conversion from 2 condos, a two level penthouse and a ground floor unit. Perhaps where scale is most noteworthy is the Foyer, while we were able to do a split level, we also did a new entrance Foyer

We converted a two level penthouse and ground floor unit into a five bedroom three level townhouse. The new entry foyer has two level limestone columns, balcony with glass railing, hemisphere pendant and floor recessed up-lighting  even more a cross vault ceiling.

Here is how it happened.

A couple from Miami asked us to do a 3200 sq. feet two level condominium penthouse, over a single ground floor unit. Later the clients decided to buy the ground level unit as well and to merge the two for a total of 6000 sq. feet. Although the upper unit had already been designed and most of the furniture had been ordered, we were certainly happy to oblige.

Expectations for a Townhouse Remodel & Interior Design project.

Working in Cancun as well as in the Islands of the Caribbean is challenging. There are no sources for medium to high-end FF&E. Most everything comes by boat from Miami, similarly by truck from México City. Likewise additional time has to be allowed for customs and procedures. Above all clients expect to have their vacation homes ready for the winter season and holidays.

Consequently the building with load bearing walls and concrete slabs would now need to have some structural changes. Because we eliminated two outdoor stairways, originally providing access to the upper unit. One was converted into the entrance foyer, the other made the dining room more ample.

Therefore we extended the interior stairway of the upper unit to the ground one, practically changing the entire layout of the lower unit. This allowed us to convert the bedrooms of the lower unit into a garage, and enlarge the living, dining and kitchen areas.

We regularly do vacation homes as a turn-key operation. This has the advantage and disadvantage of not having the client on the site most of the time. One of the advantages is that the client does not panic when the demolition takes place. The disadvantage is they might be negatively surprised when they see the bill. At any event they were happy and satisfied when they saw the completed project and are now enjoying it.

Project description.

The entrance foyer at the Townhouse Remodel & Interior Design project is double height with full height limestone columns capped with double cross vaults and a Hemisphere pendant light and a split level balcony. There are vaulted ceilings through the stairway, hallway, family room and terraces, and all openings were arched, creating the feeling of the Yucatan Haciendas. The main wall of the living-dining area is mirrored to reflect the east bay water view. The same effect is repeated in the master bedroom. The kitchen has Rojo Alicante marble countertops and splashes. The same marble is used in all bath and cabinet countertops. The floors are local limestone. The stairway landings are tempered laminated clear glass allowing sunlight from the upper windows.

The three level Townhouse remodel and Interior design ended having five bedrooms, each with a bath en suite and  a terrace. It can conveniently accommodate ten to twelve guests for the holidays.

The master bedroom runs the width of the building and has a full terrace featuring a vanishing edge spa. The terrace was structurally reinforced to sustain the weight of the spa. The master bath has sculptured basins and ‘his and hers’ mirrors reflecting into infinity.

Foyer and some rooms from a Townhouse conversion

Two level foyer on a water’s edge home. Architecture and interior design.

townhouse design jerry jacobs Jerry Jacobs DesignTownhouse Remodel & Interior Design. Split level Entrance Foyer.  “Crema Maya”, a local limestone used in tile in the floor and in the carved 20′ tall columns, and wall flush baseboard. Floor keys in “Ticul”, local orange to red-clay stone. Floor recessed light for columns, Hemisphere pendant above.Arched hallway leads to Living and garden beyond. New stairway to the right of front wall. Balcony landing is entrance to master bedroom.

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Townhouse Remodel & Interior Design. The Master Bedroom terrace, formerly the Living room terrace of the original Penthouse, had this very ice view into the Marina and large space, so we incorporated a walk down into 2 side vanishing edgeSpa. Master Bedroom and terrace. The full 30’ length windows pocket joining the two areas. The Spa has a banishing edge on 2 sides, an outside bench to rotate from at the top and the Ficus tree is circled by steps.

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The selected color accent and imported Luxury marble turned out to be Rojo Alicante. Used in the Kitchen countertops and island as well as in a single slab backsplash. Notice the side pull outs for cooking accessories. On each side of the Smeg Range.

Jerry Jacobs DesignTownhouse Remodel & Interior Design.Master bathroom has same Rojo Alicante Marble used throughout the house. His and Hers reflected sinks and Perrin & Row  bathtub filler. Yes you can see the bay from the bathtub.Jerry Jacobs DesignTownhouse Remodel & Interior Design. The master Bedroom reflects the SPA on the terrace and the Marina. Notice the two portholes inset in the mirror allowing a view from the shower too from. Bed reflected in the back. Sitting Area fabric Manuel Canovas.

Jerry Jacobs Design Jerry Jacobs DesignTownhouse Remodel & Interior Design. Bedroom. Light blue walls and arch. Arch ceiling reflected. Furniture by Century. The theme colors for the bedrooms are pink, aqua and blue. The blue bedroom has a mirror that reflects the vaulted ceiling.



Thank you to my clients. I tremendously enjoyed the process.

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