Artisan Wares and Art Deco Influences Collide at Campos Polanco

Behind its Mondrian-inspired doors lies an art gallery, goods from local makers, and a culinary program overseen by Frida Kahlo descendant Diego Isunza.

Photo credit (all images): Courtesy of Campos Polanco.

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Location: Mexico City

Designer: AvroKO, All Arquitectura, Amass & G

On Offer: Tucked into a lush corner of Polanco, often referred to as the Beverly Hills of Mexico City, a boutique property infuses the colonia’s Art Deco heritage with contemporary touches. Bordered by embassy-lined street Campos Elíseos to the south, the Mondrian-inspired doors to Campos Polanco conceal an eclectic property—part guest house, part curated art gallery. Thanks to a thoughtful refresh by prolific interiors firm AvroKO, the 12-suite guesthouse reflects the city’s vibrancy while paying homage to the original ‘50s-era architecture. Featuring six social spaces in addition to private residences, the property showcases the work of such local makers as postwar painter Marion Rangel and Tijuana ceramic studio Perro Y Arena (Un Atardecer, Coyote and Snake) throughout. Private rooms are equipped with freestanding tubs tucked into Bisazza-lined alcoves and stocked with oakmoss- and vetiver-scented products.

Standout Features: The partially covered terrace of La Azotea (rooftop) offers afternoon sips of mezcal and sweeping views of the area’s art galleries and ornate architecture. Suspended midcentury fireplaces, marble-clad communal kitchens, and expansive glass windows dot the social spaces. Diego Isunza, the great-grandnephew of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, helms the kitchen with a menu dedicated to Mexican cuisine’s foundational ingredients—sugar-dusted pan dulce, panqué de elote topped with sweetcorn and stewed chicken, enchiladas bathed in marigold-hued zucchini flower sauce—served in the jewel-toned lounge or among the open-air courtyard’s monsteras and peace lilies. 

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