This Creatively remodeled colonial home, located in the historic La Ermita neighborhood offers a unique and supremely comfortable interpretation of Indoor-outdoor living at its best! Vibrant La Ermita boasts Merida’s only cobbled stoned street, is the starting point of the joyful weekly Sunday Biciruta and also the epicenter for the city’s annual Hanal Pixan (Day of the Dead). Surrounded by three parks (Ermita, San Juan and San Sebastian, this home is also within walking distance to the famed southern arch, neighborhood Markets, popular turkey restaurants, coffee shops, an ice Creme parlor and the site for the annual running of the bulls festival. Merida’s main Zocolo is a pleasant 6 block stroll.
Step from the street into an imaginative stone-walled vestibule which functions as entrance, art gallery and offers a convenient built in office, tucked under a dramatic floating staircase. Ascending the concrete steps up to the second floor, you will enter a suite of three rooms -an inviting open kitchen, a comfortable living/dining area and a bedroom/bathroom used by the current owner. Like the entire property, all of these rooms are really unique in architecture, styling and details.
Returning downstairs, the vestibule connects with another wonderful living area, accessed through an old wooden doorway. The combination of ancient stone walls and clean lined rustic Modernism is particularly inviting. A wall of contemporary sliders optimizes airflow, overlooks the sparkling lap pool and accesses the remainder of the property. This area includes a spacious indoor-outdoor kitchen, an additional dining area and a flagstone pathway leading back to a second bedroom/bath. There are several easy to maintain landscaped areas throughout the property offering tropical greenery and welcome shade.
The final element, a spectacular spiral iron staircase leads to a large additional bedroom suite, which could be used as either an airy master bedroom or a perfect guest/rental bedroom. This property has an established record as a successful rental. This imaginative home in a neighborhood offering a rich sense of history and community, would provide an ideal opportunity for a full time resident, winter snowbird and/or smart investor.