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Casa de La Rana & El Canguro, or literally “House of the Frog and Kangaroo”, is a beautifully restored colonial which is conveniently located in Santiago right at the base of Reforma. With off-street parking and abundant space, this splendid home has everything that you could want while offering an excellent spot for taking in all Merida’s historic Centro has to offer.
Exposed stone, natural materials, pasta tiled floors, and graceful archways greet you as you wander through its spacious rooms and flowing floor plan. The high ceilings and abundant use of natural light and ventilation aid in giving the home an open feel. Even though it possesses so many colonial details, it simultaneously and brilliantly imparts a distinctly clean and modern character as well.
The main part of the house consists of a welcoming entry foyer with living/gathering area in front leading to a wide, tiled hallway with traditional decorative wall, natural stone garden, and skylights above. From here you can enter the large master bedroom with built-in wooden closets and resort-worthy ensuite bathroom. Next is the huge modern kitchen with loads of wooden cabinetry, modern appliances, and more than ample space. Just off of the kitchen sits the covered terrace which encompasses the outdoor living and dining areas typical to life in the Yucatan. These areas also offer views of the filtered pool, palm trees and the casita beyond. The outdoor living space and pool are where we spend most our time in Merida, whether relaxing, entertaining, or just hanging out with friends. A stone pathway takes you from the pool, with its cascading fountain and outdoor showers, towards the casita awaiting just past the low maintenance garden. This secluded rear casita with its shaded patio is an ideal retreat which houses the guest bedroom and bathroom as well as the separate laundry and storage room.
This home is newly on the market following years of enjoyment by its current owners. Be sure to see this well-designed property as part of your Merida home search!