It seems that we have been promoting Mexico as a summer holiday destination quite a lot of late. In the past week alone we have introduced you to the ultimate escape in the form of the Drift San Jose Hotel, and also the idyllic family home of Casa Foraste in Guadalajara too. So, just for good measure, we thought we’d introduce you to one more Mexican escape in the form of the El Palmar Summer House in Chuburna Puerto, Yucatan.

With a very small program, since it only has a single room, kitchen, living area and swimming pool, the project offers a serene escape from the busy spring break destinations that can be found elsewhere in the country.

Designed by David Cervera, the summer house is comprised of a simple scheme of three spaces that overlook a semi-open terrace with untouched palm trees. The small, considered space has been crafted from materials that are all found in the region, including the Chukum finish on the walls – a finish made with the roots of a tree called Chukum – which is a waterproof material that does not wear with paint.



Elsewhere, the floors are finished in a white polished concrete that has been detailed with compacted mosaics to complement the pink bush walls and the crisp bright blue hue of the adjacent swimming pool.

Images courtesy of David Cervera.