This spectacular custom built contemporary property, provides a unique tropical oasis reminiscent of both Bali and Tulum, and is located just a four block walk from Colonia Santiago’s vibrant plaza and Mercado. The elegantly casual architectural framework embraces two distinctive and independent living structures connected by a seductive pool and seemingly endless gardens. The design focus throughout emphasizes flexibility and open concept, and the thoughtful integration of beautifully conceived indoor/outdoor spaces optimizes the celebrated Merida lifestyle! Building materials include artisanal Chukum, polished concrete floors & walls throughout, handcrafted ironwork including fully screened windows throughout, wood pergolas and bamboo detailing. There are 8 solar panels on the guesthouse with room & wiring for 16 more on the main house.
The 2 bedroom, 2 ½ bath main house, located at the rear of this exceptionally deep lot, is currently configured to showcase a stunning upper level master bedroom suite with extraordinary built in closets and a handsome bathroom featuring a free standing Castel bathtub. The second bedroom, used by the owners as a media room/office features a full wall of custom cabinetry including a desk, media center and convenient drawers and wall shelves. Below this on the ground floor, the dazzling eat in kitchen revolves around a 2.7 meter terrazzo island, the heart of the house and perfect for entertaining. Upscale SMEG appliances include the island cooktop, a full size oven, and dishwasher. There is also a SAMSUNG French door refrigerator with filtered cold water/automatic ice dispenser. The custom kitchen by Mödul Studios includes bells & whistles like a hydraulic lift shelf, pull-out glassware shelving and cabinets fitted with pocket drawers for utensils and a TEKA double sink with 6-step UV water filter. The adjacent pantry/laundry room provides ample space for the Samsung front load washer and gas dryer, a large utility sink and lots of storage.
The second house, also a brand new build, is completely free-standing and can be accessed independently from the street entrance and parking garage. Another open concept design, the ground floor features a lovely 1 bedroom/1 bath guest house with the bedroom facing the pool and a windowed wall opening a Tzlam wood deck. The full kitchen, again featuring SMEG appliances and 6-step under counter UV water filter, opens into an airy attractive eating and seating area. This structure features an 11.5m long wall of UV coated sliding doors, providing a lovely quality of diffused light throughout the day. On the upper level a fully equipped gym with specialized rubber flooring and a 2.5m wall mirror is an enticing space for yoga, or a more athletic workout routine. This gym area includes a dedicated office space, kitchenette with bar fridge, SMEG electric 2-burner cooktop
and a third under counter UV water filter and bathroom featuring 2 rainfall shower heads & 3 in-wall jets. There's also a wonderful magical private covered terrace and the whole second floor could easily be converted to a stand alone studio apartment!
Appliances, amenities and a electrical/plumbing throughout the property are of the highest quality and additional upgrades include electronic keyless locks, hardwire internet access and a 5 camera security system.
This absolutely unique Merida compound clearly provides enumerable options for year round tropical living, a winter getaway with extraordinary house guest facilities or a profitable investment. It truly has to be seen to be fully appreciated.