The moment you walk into this extraordinary home, centrally located off of Parque Juárez, you will be immediately overcome by the beauty of the stunning rock wall fountain and the sumptuous aroma of fresh flowers that permeates the air, transporting you to a state of perpetual peace and tranquility, far away from the hustle and bustle of downtown San Miguel de Allende, which is only a five-minute walk to the Jardín.
Strolling further down the stone walkway brings you to a corridor with a row of supremely vaulted arches, a recurring motif throughout the house, along with heavy wooden beams that cross the ceilings, a subtle nod to the region’s Spanish colonial architecture, with a New World twist. These bold aesthetic choices result in a masterpiece of modern architecture, courtesy of none other than Norman Lacayo, one of the preeminent architects of the late-20th century.
Entering the main house you are treated to a spectacular living room worthy of a Hollywood set from the Roaring Twenties, complete with majestic ceilings, gigantic patio doors dramatically festooned with theatrical curtains and breathtaking views of the garden, ideal for entertaining guests around the grand piano or curling up with a good book and a glass of wine by the massive, elegant fireplace.
The formal dining room contains the home’s highest ceilings, towering three floors above the table, making for both a formidable and memorable dining experience. The family room is both cozy and large enough to host a dozen friends with its full bar, perfect for catching a sporting event or screening a film. The family room leads to a loggia, convenient for informal outdoor lunches and cocktails during the quintessentially Sanmiguelian evenings. The spacious loggia has its own outdoor fireplace and connects to the garden, featuring a natural pond with a small waterfall.
The fully-equipped and beautiful modern kitchen prominently displays a large island, conducive to light breakfasts or late night snacks. An adjoining Prep/Second Kitchen allows the main kitchen to remain clean when entertaining large numbers of guests. A first floor library makes for an idyllic private study, removed from the more highly trafficked areas of the house.
The magnificent staircase, made from laja rayada, takes you to the second floor, where you will find the first of two master bedrooms, including a fireplace, a walk-in closet and en suite bath with double sinks, shower and toilet. The first floor master bedroom opens to an adjoining private terrace, tailor made for sunbathing, early morning yoga sessions or enjoying your first cup of coffee. There is also a guest bedroom on the second floor, with its own en suite bath.
Taking the staircase up to the third floor reveals the second master bedroom, with its fireplace, walk-in closet and en suite bath including double sinks, shower and toilet, as well as its own private terrace with incredible views and a playful permanent swing. The third floor has a gym, complete with a sauna and steam room, in addition two small offices with their own private half bath. Detached from the main house is a private guest house with full kitchen, living room, bedroom and en suite bath, ideal for hosting long term guests or renters.
All three floors of the main house are equipped with radiant heat, purified water in all of the taps and a full-size elevator that connects all three floors, making the house easily accessible for everyone. The home has two laundry rooms, both on the first and second floors, as well as a security system that protects the entire estate, service quarters that are located near the main entrance as well as a spacious two-car garage with abundant storage space.