This charmingly renovated urban jewel box, located just a block from historic La Ermita’s inviting plaza and famous church, offers an enticing combination of a move-in ready pied-a-tere, a live/work artist studio or an income producing vacation rental, and all that at an extraordinary price! While La Ermita retains the integrity of an authentic and vibrant local Colonia, most notably as the heart of Mérida’s celebrated Hanal Pixan (Day of the Dead Procession), it is also a neighborhood popular with both visitors and many of Mérida’s creative community due to its easy proximity to the main Plaza, the restaurants of Santa Lucia and up and coming nearby San Sebastián.
Enter the home through the solid antique doors and it is immediately clear that the layout of the three main rooms affords considerable flexibility. The current owner — a sculptor and ceramicist, uses the first room as a working studio, the next as a comfortable living area and the third as a bedroom and personal retreat, adjacent to the nicely updated bathroom. The airy entrance vestibule, currently used as a gallery/studio has 12ft ceilings, a graceful archway leading to the rest of the home and could be repurposed to suit many different individual uses. At the back of the house a pleasant, eat in kitchen attractively tiled in green Talavera, has a 6 burner gas stove. This opens to a spacious covered patio with ample outdoor seating and beyond that a truly magical “secret garden”. Behind the lush plantings, and in front of the roomy storage bodega, there is sufficient space for a compact plunge pool. The entire home has been lovingly maintained and provides very comfortable accommodations, short or long term, for a couple or single occupant. The roof is fully engineered and reinforced to allow a new owner the possibility of building an additional upper level master suite.
Notable finishes and amenities include:
4 Solar panels, 2 yrs old and installed by Bulldog Solar - serviced in Sept.
Pleasing large format pasta tile flooring in neutral colors throughout
Well positioned skylights
Newly replaced Inverter AC’s, hot water heater and kitchen sink
A sizable lockable bodega, wired for 220v
Stove and Refrigerator stay
Stationary gas tank