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A hacienda in Centro is the only way to accurately describe this distinguished colonial mansion with 3,000 square meters of of space and tropical gardens, including many towering royal palms. This property stands apart from all other Merida homes and is ideally situated in historic Santa Ana, walking distance to everything including the best restaurants Centro has to offer.
This gorgeous and fully-furnished colonial home, renovated and decorated by the renowned local architect Alvaro Ponce, provides an authentic colonial ambiance but with all modern amenities. The expansive property is conveniently located in the city’s historical district and is within a quick walking distance of Paseo, Parque Santa Ana and Parque Santa Lucia for restaurants, the mercado, shopping, art galleries and weekly cultural events.
The residence features high wood-beamed ceilings, beautiful pasta tile floors, graceful arches and massive columns, as any respectable restored colonial should. The finishing details are readily apparent, helping to visually take you back in time to Merida’s colonial days. It has also been designed with extensive accent lighting, both inside and out, making it particularly stunning at night. Stepping past the wide colonial facade, you will see that the home flows easily with large and open foyer, dining, living and kitchen spaces all centered around the large pool. The chef in your family will have no complaints here since it was designed with extra floor space and loads of storage. This entire area is a very comfortable space, centered between the pool area and huge covered terrace, but also convenient to the outdoor dining courtyard as well.
Just off of the pool are and relaxing covered terrace sit the ample bedrooms. There are 4 large bedrooms with ensuite baths here which occupy separate spaces in the home for added privacy and a further 2 half baths in the home. The master has walk-in closets and both indoor and outdoor showering. Every room of the home offers easy access to the outdoor areas where the architect has created an astonishing but relaxing space making the most of the Yucatan indoor/outdoor living lifestyle with ample room for entertaining any number of guests.
The backyard seems never ending with a meandering pathway beckoning you back. With plenty of space, the whole property is a lush garden of mature trees, royal palms, native species and many other colorful and flowering plants. This private garden with its lush vegetation, defined sitting spaces and large pool has been designed to offer the ultimate outdoor/indoor living experience reminiscent of Merida’s Spanish Colonial past and has a full irrigation system for ease. Situated at the rear of the property, is a big palapa with plenty of seating and a built-in grilling area for just hanging out or entertaining. To the right side of this is a guest casita which contains another bedroom with ensuite bath or could just as easily serve as a servant’s quarters or secluded home office
There are very few properties in Centro that possess this much space and all of these features at any price, making it an ideal option for those looking to live life on a grand scale with plenty of outdoor living space or an extravagant boutique hotel or other more commercial venture.
The property next door is also available from the same owners for further expansion or a possible parking area!