This beautifully conceived and flawlessly executed home in desirable Colonia Santiago, sings out color, light and creativity throughout. Entering from the quiet street, you step into a very nicely landscaped front patio which adds to the breezy ventilation provided by the optimal north/south orientation of the property. While there is typically easy street parking at all times, this area also provides a gated carport for additional security.
From the lovely front entrance hall, with its gleaming green and white checkerboard of original pasta tile flooring, you can see right through the spacious great room to the sparkling pool and luxuriant tropical garden. At the front of the house, a charming guest bedroom suite with en-suite bathroom, overlooks a cozy private courtyard. The rest of the main floor is designed as a flexible great room/entertaining area with soaring ceilings, colorful original pasta tile floorings and direct access to a large covered portico — perfect for Merida’s indoor/outdoor lifestyle. An attractive contemporary galley kitchen comes fully equipped, including all appliances and a free standing island, which provides an easy buffet for the adjacent dining area. Plenty of custom built solid wood cabinetry throughout and an expansive seating area with floor to ceiling sliding doors gives a sweeping vista of the pool and garden from every angle and makes the entire home and space enormously inviting.
A dramatic floating staircase frames the media corner and ascends to the upper level which features 2 large bedrooms, separated by an airy bonus space, ideal for an office, art/writing studio or an extra large TV area for movie night with family and friends! The master bedroom features French doors opening to a terrace overlooking the pool and showcases an impressive line up of handcrafted custom closets and desk nook. The primary guest suite, of similar size, has a large window, shuttered with antique doors. Located between the two bedrooms, the spacious modern bathroom is bathed in defused light from the skylight above and a wall of windows allows natural ventilation. Throughout this home, the choice of finishes and the quality of workmanship, create a vibrant connection between the old and the new and speaks to the artist’s touch.
The house comes partially furnished (furniture list on request) and the layout makes this an ideal home for full time living, a tropical retreat or an investment opportunity.