• Prize
    Winner in Architectural Design Historic & Heritage
  • Company/Firm
    Cabra Mallet Design
  • Lead Designer
    Curator Ana Elena Mallet with Designer Raul Cabra and Meyer Davis
  • Architect
  • Interior Designer
    Raul Cabra and Ana Elena Mallet
  • Hospitality
    Casa Dragones
  • Construction Company
  • Photo Credit
    Douglas Friedman
  • Location
    San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico
  • Project Date
    October 1, 2022

A former 17th century stable for the Dragones cavalry, among the heroes of the Mexican
Independence, La Casa Dragones was transformed into an elegant private home for tequila tastings and private
events. La Casa Dragones was reimagined as a
showcase of some of the most significant mid-century Bajío and contemporary Mexican design. Akin to Brazilian
Modernism, Bajío design is a now-revered period of mid-century Mexican design characterized by outstanding
workmanship, natural materials and organic shapes. The interior design project of the house, including four bedroom suites, was curated to reflect the best of Mexican Design and both commissioned contemporary pieces from
outstanding designers, and sourced located iconic pieces in markets and antique shops that refer to the profound
cultural and commercial exchange that took place in Mexico. The result is a deeply contemporary house that is grounded in
the great material and cultural wealth of Mexico, while still expressing a deep sense of understated luxury.