Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Old Ranch House to Party Home in Mexico

This picture was actually taken in 1995.
My husband was sure that we could make this old house
into a place for family gatherings in Mexico.

I could not see much hope!

Now this IS a great place for family get-togethers.
The bath house was added.

This is similar to a "palapa"... a covered area
for eating and visiting.

It's been the traditional gathering place for some of
our granddaughter's birthday parties.
In the background you see the "aquaduct" which will
soon actually have water coming out of it at the end.
My husband wanted this added for "effect". Great idea!

Here is the view of the actual house. It still amazes me.
We worked with a great architect and all labor was
done by some great workmen.

Rancho Don Pedro, named after my husband's father, "Pete", is truly a place for retreating from busy, hot days
on the farm in Mexico. We'll make a trip out there this evening for some relaxation.

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Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

I love Mexico!!
Where is your house......when can I come visit!! ha

Rita said...

I know that is your treasure! That is quite a transformation. It takes lots of work to transform a place into one of beauty. And your hard work is quite evident.

Theresa said...

A-M-A-Z-I-N-G Transformation! My mouth is still WIDE open after seeing the before and after:) Love it! Enjoy your evening relaxing at Rancho Don Pedro!


Deb said...

what a beautiful place...

Pam said...

That is one amazing transformation. The aquaduct is a cute feature.

deb did it said...

oh my God..you are my new best friend!!...we have so much in common...Texas, Mexico and foodies!

Nancy's Notes said...

Karen, what a place, it's just so beautiful! I'm sure you are loving being there, lucky you! Relax and enjoy!


Fishtail Cottage said...

Wow - what a fantastic transformation! Love what you created! Thanks for swinging by my blog to say hello! Hope to see you again! xoxo, tracie

On Crooked Creek said...

Fabulous! Glad your DH stayed true to his vision! "Mr. Ed" was sure about On Crooked Creek, also...me...NOT SO MUCH! HA! Thanks for your sweet comment and visit today. I'll have more bunnies soon!