Boveda Ceiling

Typical of the classic influence, the Boveda is a stark reminder of the strong design tradition in Mexico. Typically in a right room, windows above allow light in throughout the day. La Fortuna's design experts keep the traditional "ladrillo" or brick detailing in each home.


Similar to the Boveda and usually incorporated together as in this photo, the Cupula has is also rich in tradition. Similar purpose is served with the introduction of passive natural lighting.


A small, unique design detail often over-sighted in current buildings. The nicho simple allows a break in wall lines giving depth and a subtle design element. This can be done in simple plaster or trimmed with stones.


Tejamanil (tey-' ha'- man- il) is a distinct characteristic of classic Mexican architectural design. Tejamanil is a style of woven or overlapped thin pine wood accents decorating the ceiling. Tejamanil can be found in each of La Fortuna's residences.

Stone work

Mexican stonework has long been revered since the days of the Mayan pyramids. We utilize subtle stone accents throughout all of La Fortuna's residences. Typical are two types of stone; "piedra de monte", literally stone from the hills that has striking depth of color and rich texture that simply can't be reproduced by today's machines. "Piedra de rio" or stone from the river is identified by its smoother finish from the tumbling cased by water washing it through the rivers and streams.

Muro Antigua

Typical of the lack of readily available materials in earlier years, the "Muro Antigua" or ancient wall is a distinct part of Mexico and San Miguel's rich heritage. Painstakingly reproduced by skilled artisans, you will see this detail in all of La Fortuna's residences.

Moorish Influence

A significant part of Mexico's architectural details is derived from the Spanish and therefore the Moor's. With its Arabic inspired charm, Moorish detailing is shown throughout La Fortuna's residences in both structural and finishing details.


"Ladrillo de piso" or brick flooring is typical in all Mexican homes and businesses and very different to the often mistakenly installed Sautillo tiles. Here, La Fortuna's craftsmen have added a subtle twist by laying a herringbone weave and staining them to a rich reddish-brown hue.

Poured/Polished Cement

A refreshing update to the typically cast cement. La Fortuna's designers have infused cement poured and molded to create subtle detailing in kitchen's and bathroom's for ease of care and durability.