Architect Danilo Veras Godoy built this oddly shaped house for a young woman with two children. Would you like to live in such a place?
March 18, 2022
“As soon as they didn’t call our house: a mushroom, an octopus, a bat, and even a meringue!” laughs Rosalinda Ulloa, the owner of this unusual building in the Mexican state of Veracruz. The quaint house has really become a local landmark for a long time, tourists come to this small town to take pictures (and be photographed against the background of which). The author of the project – Danilo Veras Godoy – began work on it back in 1995. The house was built over ten years and was completed in 2006, already without the participation of an architect.
The form of Casa de los Milagros (“House of Miracles”) is really difficult to accurately describe – most of all it resembles a living organism. Bending and flowing into each other volumes periodically “spit out” here and there windows of the most unexpected forms. Some of them generally lay idle in the pantry of the hostess, until the architect's creativity found a new use for them and turned them into windows. A similar story happened with the stained-glass window that Rosalind got as a gift: now it adorns the window in the dining room.
“House of Miracles” has a rounded layout. Both floors consist of several rooms of intricate shapes, organized around one central column: the so-called “real” rooms are on the first floor, and the “dream” rooms are on the second.
The interior uses bright colors: turquoise is replaced by terracotta, and then yellow. The walls are decorated with sculptures and paintings. Unusual built-in seating areas and shelves seem to grow out of the stone themselves, and not at the will of the architect.
“House of Miracles” fully justifies its name. When Veras Godoy first started working on the project, he asked Rosalind's family: “What are the strangest images that come to your mind?” Thus, nest-like bedrooms appeared in the house, with round windows through which you can admire the stars, a bizarre creature resembling a salamander that crawls along the ceiling to the fireplace, a shell in the shape of a lion's head, a staircase, as if it had come here from Cubist paintings and wrapped around a snake on the roof, a kind of mascot for this house. /3971e06479f5a3c5f56091547b0b4b98.jpg” width=”728″ height=”484″ class=”lazy-image__image _align-center” data-v-371a4ab7=”1″ alt=”The most unusual houses in the world: the “House of Miracles” in Mexico”/>