Today is Todd Hughes & P David Ebersole Day on The WOW Report… with not one, two or three but 4 posts!
It’s a bit of a long story how the filmmaking duo of Ebersole/ Hughes ended up with their Casita Galore in Merida, Mexico.
I’ve been coming to Merida for the past 5 years or or so. the last two years I’ve been building a house in the neighborhood of Jesus Carranza and I’ve written about it here multiple times.
Partners in life and in filmmaking, Todd, David and I met a decade or so ago when they shot me for an Ann Magnuson documentary (never completed) at the recommendation of my ex Roswell Hamrick‘s now partner, John Pizzolato. (Together they own the Stickett Inn in Upstate New York along with the newly opened Barryville Oasis.)
Todd, David & I remained in touch and they started followed my posts about Merida and we started to talk more about the city. They decided to come here last January where I put them in touch with my friend, realtor Ross Schiering who showed them around town.
Over 15 years ago my old friend John Powell and his partner in Urbano Rentals Josh Ramos, redid this house in Centro that Todd & David fell in love with.
At around 7000 square foot (and according to Ross who should know, it features THE best period pasta tile floors in Merida) along with;
- 13′ high ceilings
- off street parking garage
- two living rooms
- library with hot pink bookcases
- film production office
- private screening room
- breakfast room
- formal dinning room
- “Warhol” guest suite
- three-room master bedroom suite, with Hollywood-style dressing room
- multiple, outside entertaining areas
- covered Moorish-inspired pool area with two loggias
- wrap-around roof garden terrace
- very large pool
You can see more pictures of the party Todd & David gave me last weekend in the newly christened Casita Galore and two other posts on Todd Hughes’ memoir on film noir queen Lizabeth Scott, P David Ebersole’s thriller novel, 99 Miles from LA, as well as a post on their award-winning documentary films that includes Mansfield 66/67. (Casita Galore is on Calle 66, between 67 and 69, btw…)
They also have a record album, but if I added that, I was sure you wouldn’t believe me!
The house before it became Casita Galore…
(Photos, Trey Spegle/ Nestor Herrera/ Merida Centro)