This attractive, cleverly designed 3 bedroom/4 bathroom 2,185sf home, ideally located in the heart of historic Colonial Santiago, offers a flexible layout with the unique potential for combining an appealing home with one or more rental units or a multi-unit investment opportunity. Accommodations include a fully equipped 1-bedroom apartment, perfect for a short or longterm tenant or family/ friends who would enjoy the greater independence of their own kitchenette and cozy sitting area. The numerous usage options for live/work use are also intriguing.
The artful, custom-designed ironwork front door opens into an inviting, stone walled vestibule which can be used as a reception area, home office, reading room or art gallery. A doorway to the left opens into the first of the bedroom suites, a colorful space with vibrant aqua pasta tile floors, built-in storage and an en suite bathroom with limestone detailing and an over-sized rain shower. This room has direct access to the secluded, indoor Living Room. A small passageway with solid doors also ensures the option for total privacy.
From the entry, the layout of this 2-story property opens up, creating a double height U-shape around a 7’deep filtered central swimming pool. An easy maintenance garden area provides green space and leads to a spacious, shaded dining/seating area with a convenient outdoor kitchen. On the ground floor, the intimate, interior Living Room, which features a built-in desk and includes a spacious powder room, opens into the bright, newly re-modeled main kitchen. The current owners are serious cooks and the modern kitchen showcases a marble-topped central island with space for barstools, stylish light fixtures, stainless steel appliances, (including a dishwasher,) and ample storage cabinetry with built-in plate racks. From the kitchen, a sizable storage/pantry area leads to the interior staircase which provides direct access to the Master Bedroom Suite. Another exterior staircase ascends from the patio/pool area to the other second floor rooms.
At the top of the stairs, an expansive upper terrace overlooks the pool and provides an inviting entertainment area with sunset views. The upper story includes the self-contained, 1-bedroom apartment with everything one might need for a comfortable extended stay and the light and airy Master Bedroom Suite with ideal corner ventilation, a large built-in closet with sliding glass doors and a pretty en suite bathroom. An additional small office/studio and a laundry room with washer and storage complete the amenities. The upper level rooms are all accessed independently along a wide walkway open to the sky and overlooking the sparkling pool. Every room has both AC and ceiling fan and throughout the house, creative use of stonework, tile and unusual upscale bathroom fixtures combine to contribute texture and visual interest.
Whether you’re in the market for a move-in ready winter retreat, a full time home with revenue potential or a smart Centro rental investment, this home will give you all of these.