The House in Honda, Columbia designed by Guillermo Arias and Luis Cuartas is one precedent to which we keep returning.
The living room demonstrates the kind of open, breezy feeling everybody is working to create in their house. The indoor/outdoor space with vistas of the garden invoke the idea of lazy afternoons dozing in a hammock.
The building clearly has a lot of history, but the architects did not attempt to recreate an idealized colonial vision that never existed. The spaces have been patched, cleaned up and modified for contemporary uses. The past is still present, but it happily coexists with modern times.