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Cocina Colonial at Casa Herrera






In my never ending quest of bringing you the contrast of the ‘Old’ Guatemala versus the ‘New’ Guatemala here’s a new take …




Second floor or Mezzanine






As I mentioned before in Casa Antigüeña: The Attic, the building codes in La Antigua Guatemala prohibit new construction of two-story houses …




Casa Antigüeña: Colonial Shower






Simple and elegant, that’s what I think is the essence of the colonial architecture of the Casa Antigüeña. How about you? What …




Casa Antigüeña: The Balconies






What better photo to wave goodbye to the Casa Antigüeña series than an image of the balconies against cloud-free deep blue sky, …




Casa Antigüeña: The Bedroom






We are just about done with the Casa Antigüeña series. Here you can see the master bedroom which basically has two large …




Casa Antigüeña: Tragaluz






The tragaluces (sky lights) are those crystal blocks you see at the far end. Craig was asking if the the light washing …




Casa Antigüeña: The Pila






The pila is basically a Guatemalan home staple. Normally the pila design has a water tank in the center and two sinks, …




Casa Antigüeña: The Niches






Of course, big part of the beauty of the Casa Antigüeña is found in its details, like the niches that can host …




Casa Antigüeña: The Cupola






The cúpulas (cupolas) has to be among the most distinctive architectonic elements of the Casa Antigüeña. Originally design as chimney for the …




Casa Antigüeña: The Attic






Finally, we reached the loft in the second floor… oops, I meant the attic. Remember the building codes in La Antigua Guatemala …




Casa Antigüeña: The Stairway






In the Casa Antigüeña you often find stairways or staircases. Quite often you find forged metal handrails beautifully worked by the antigüeño …




Casa Antigüeña: The Kitchen






The kitchen area in the casa antigüeña usually has a high ceiling provided by cupola which in most cases served as chimney, …




Casa Antigüeña: The Corridor






Casas antigüeñas normally have at least one corridor or hallway, usually next to the garden and fountain. Omnipresent are the terra cotta …