This gracious colonial home, located on a premium block in desirable Colonia Santiago, combines all the romance of a historic Merida Casona, with all the conveniences of modern living, including a garage! Tastefully renovated, carefully maintained and recently upgraded, this home embraces all the pleasures of Merida’s celebrated indoor/outdoor lifestyle and is truly move in ready.
The current owners are serious gardeners and almost every room overlooks specifically chosen tropical plantings and lush vegetation. The inviting layout of this two-story home optimizes the north-south orientation allowing excellent, natural ventilation from the fresh morning air and cool evening breezes. The main level includes an impressive entrance hall with a soaring ceiling, and direct access to the garage. From here, the house opens up into an elegantly modernized kitchen, an airy dining room overlooking the patio and sparkling pool, and a particularly spacious indoor living room with plenty of room for relaxation and entertaining. Adjacent to the living room is an additional, flexible space currently featured as a studio/office, but potentially available for use as a 3rd bedroom with en-suite bath. Your guests will certainly enjoy the primary guest suite with its direct access to the pool. Notable design features and finishes throughout include a sophisticated combination of handcrafted wooden doors and contemporary iron, colorful pasta and talavera tile, and a chic dark blue and white kitchen with a pantry, an attractive curved island, perfect for setting up a buffet or enjoying a cool drink.
Stepping outside, you find yourself in a tranquil oasis with an outdoor seating area, perfect for cooling off in the pool or listening to the fountains and the tropical birds in the surrounding mature trees. In the garden it can be hard to remember that the famed Merida English Library, with its daily programs of cultural activities is steps away, and an easy stroll takes you to Parque Santiago or vibrant Plaza Santa Lucia, providing almost immediate access to a dazzling choice of many of Merida’s best cafes and restaurants! Also in the neighborhood, a convenient supermarket, many local businesses and vendors and one of the city’s most popular traditional Mercados.
Walk upstairs into another world, where your private principal bedroom w/ensuite bath, opens onto a delightful terrace, inviting a leisurely cup of morning coffee under the blue Yucatan skies. At night, an additional exterior staircase takes you up to the rooftop for observing the night sky. Every room throughout the home features a ceiling fan, the bedrooms, studio and living room have AC’s – other amenities include 2 storage bodegas, a water system with reverse osmosis and pressurized water, outdoor sink, washer/dryer, a good sized garage with automatic door opener, even a water spigot for washing your car or your pooch!
The ideal location and charm of this home make it perfect for full time living, a winter retreat or an attractive rental investment. Some of the furniture will be available outside of the listing price.