This elegantly updated historic Casona, located on one of the most appealing blocks in desirable Santa Ana, truly has it all! Set back from the tree-lined street, the handsome Belle Époque façade with its colonnaded portico and ornately carved front doors, invites you in to step in and experience this exceptional property. From the attractive formal vestibule, a series of lovely, spacious rooms - each one showcasing soaring Colonial ceilings and framed by gleaming Mahogany doors, lead you via an easy layout between the dining room, living room and airy, luminous sunroom to the impressive modern kitchen at the heart of the house. The fully-equipped kitchen, featuring a graciously curved stone island, opens onto the first of a sequence of lushly landscaped patios and gardens and offers plenty of space for both cooking and entertaining. Throughout the house, beautifully restored architectural details, original pasta tile floors, clever use of stone and other elements, sophisticated, custom-designed lighting catch the eye and subtly define each unique area. This is a house lovingly designed by eminent art collectors with every corner and feature chosen to give pleasure, beauty and comfort.
Stepping out into the patio, a rolling vista of checkerboard tiles and towering palm trees begin to give a sense of the depth of this expansive, 77 meter deep property. The house includes 4 distinctive bedrooms, each with en suite bathrooms: Two of the bedrooms are spaced along the walkway leading to the pool, the Master Suite opens onto a large private terrace overlooking the sparkling, sculptural pool and mature, main garden. The final bedroom suite occupies a charming casita in an unexpected “secret garden” at the very back of the property. Each bedroom suite opens to a patio, terrace or garden area and each enjoys considerable privacy adding to a general sense of a thoughtful layout which optimizes this airy space. At the mid-point of the property, the verdant tropical garden is punctuated by a distinctive arched structure with a hand-crafted brick roof which provides both a delightful room used as a studio by the current owner, but also designed for the perfect outdoor kitchen with space for ample outdoor seating. Additional patios and terraces afford great spaces for sunbathing, dining al fresco, pulling a chaise under a shady tree for a long afternoon read or a host of different activities with visiting family and friends. This exceptional home, a rare find in the current Mérida real estate market, is move in ready, but also has the space and potential for more expansive development should a buyer require more bedrooms or other amenities. An extensive all inclusive furniture/art package is also available on request.