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Ajijic Photos of Mexican Doors
One of the first things that you’ll notice
looking at these Ajijic photographs of Mexican Doors is that
Mexican homes and villas do not have front yards.
Realtors up north talk about curb appeal,
meaning what the house looks like for the curb and how
appealing it is.
Mexican casas in Ajijic are very different. In
many cases, all you can see is an exterior wall, maybe a window
and of course the door.
This page features some interesting photos of
the village of Ajijic and the doors that make that first
The Blue Boutique Door
A gift boutique bright blue door on Calle 16 de Septiembre
in Ajijic centro.
Local artist Bruno Mariscal painted the door and the adjoining
hand carved wooden columns brought in from the neighboring
state of Michocan.
Bruno also painted the surrounding walls with an interesting
Bruno also owns a t-shirt shop located around the corner on
Calle Morelos… t-shirts make for great gifts to take back for
friends or family.
He has also painted the exteriors of Lois Cugini’s Opus
Boutique, Hotel Estancia and Alfonzo's Jewelry shop (another
place to shop for Ajijic gifts) all located on Calle
Preciosa Ajijic Vacation Home is
only 2 blocks from here.
A Door That Would Make the Aztec Gods
SmileThe photo to the left, features an Artsy Mexican
Metal Door painted by internationally acclaimed Canadian
artist, John Richmond or 'Juan Compo'.
He creates the imagery and explores mythology of the Goddess
in many of his murals and works of art.
Juan is inspired by Mexican colors, materials, and his
creations embody to the unconscious linkages we all have with
the goddess image.
Juan Compo created the exterior murals for Maria DiPaola
Blum's gallery on Calle Colon. \
You can also find some of this murals in private estates
here in the Lake Chapala area.
Simple Rustic Wooden Door
Located in the Seis Esquinas (Six Corners) neighborhood in
No famous artist (that we know of) was involved in the
creation of this classic Ajijic pubelito (village) wooden
If doors could talk this 'La Puerta' would have quite a
story to tell.
The door features weathered and worn, raised wooden
A simple padlock and chain provides security.
Hacienda Ajijic: Understated Elegance
With the regal prestige that a Spanish Viceroy would require
this newly remodeled Ajijic Hacienda offers some unique design
The stately exterior projects a powerful image of
Huge hand crafted Mexican iron lamps embrace the 2 meter
wide wooden double panel doors.
The colors are a classic combination in Mexico, dusty
turquoise contrasted with a bold orange.
Love the colors and design in this picture!
Shazam Colors for Charming Ajijic Casa Entrance
If Gomer Pyle saw this Lake Chapala photograph with these
Mexican colors there are only three things that he could
"Surprise, surprise, surprise!".
Amazing combinations of colors, oranges, blues and aqua
greens make the classic wooden door pop to life.
This colorful Ajijic Casa is half a block from the famous
Ajijic Wednesday Street
Market. If you are walking to the market, when you see this
house you will know that you are close to an amazing shopping
Ajijic Grand Villa Estate
In this picture, the door of this village estate appears to
In reality, the door opening is quite ample but tall, I
would say in the 11 - 12 foot range.
The interiors of this home were designed by legendary
Canadian interior designer Harold Babcock.
The property has been featured in a number of international
home and design magazines.
This Ajijic B&B is
Dressed for Success
and Breakfast, Casa Malcolm has a memorable entrance in
Local Artist Enrique Velazquez was commissioned to create a
unique entryway for this Dutch door and he did just that.
Casa Malcolm B and B is located on Calle Donato Guerra #15,
at the eastern edge of Ajijic, just one block from Lake
Enrique Velazquez and his wife, Belva own and operate a
popular art gallery specializing in fine art utilizing oils,
watercolors, acrylics and pen & ink.
Their custom calendars, and note cards make great gifts to
take home. They are located at 16 de Septiembre #7 in
An Entry With Lake Chapala Star Power
Straight out of Scheherazade and the Arabian Nights this
Mexican Moroccan Villa was designed and built by the legendary
architect John King.
Two of John's Ajijic homes have graced the pages of
Architectural Digest in recent years.
Behind the walls are classic Arabian arches and other design
details mixed in with a good measure of Mexican color.
Blue Mesquite Doors with Bright Yellow Walls
Classic Lake Chapala village door, simple design, clean
The mesquite wood door is kind of a milky blue combined with
a strong yellow wall and complimented with a strong blue at the
This little village home is only a block and a half
away from our Casa Preciosa vacation home
One of the exciting things about Ajijic retirement, is that you
become a witness and
possibly a participant in creating colorful magic in
your new Mexican home!
There you have it, a taste of Lake Chapala as represented by
colorful pictures of
Ajijic Doors in all shapes, sizes and materials.
Another thing that has lots of color and excitement are the
many Lake Chapala Festivals and
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