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Situated in Merida, the sun-kissed capital of Yucatan, Mexico, this majestic colonial takes center stage as one of the most unique and architecturally significant homes in Centro. This luxurious residence is a superb example of individuality in architectural design (by Henry Ponce) and quality with fine attention to details throughout. A truly exclusive property, which was meticulously built and has been flawlessly maintained, Casa del Gallo is situated in one of the highest desired areas of Centro – Santa Ana.
This magnificent colonial estate affords nearly 900 square meters of space within its walls. The grand double-roomed entrance foyer is complimented with traditional high ceilings and leads to an oasis of stately palms, surrounded by tropical flora and ever-flowering bougainvillea climbing the exposed mamposteria stone wall. Eight stone, Mayan serpent heads provide tranquil sounds as they release water into the two long splash pools below. Casa del Gallo is a fully air-conditioned home housing four bedrooms, all off of column-lined covered loggias, using a unique floor plan which epitomizes casual tropical elegance. The minimalist design provides for open, spacious living with every room of the home able to take full advantage of outdoor living with views of water and green tropical foliage. Two ample bedrooms, one currently used as an extra lounge, are found directly across from the fountains. An interior atrium helps to bring an even more natural feel to these rooms, specifically the resort quality bathroom.
Past the fountains and palm trees, you arrive at the common area of the home. A luxurious modern living space, it contains the main living and entertainment area, dining room and a fully equipped, chef inspired kitchen. With plenty of granite counters and wood cabinetry, space in this functional kitchen is never a problem, aided by top of the line appliances and custom built-ins. A bar with sitting area and a wine cooler compliment this space when gathering. Nothing here will disappoint.
Outside of the great room, through the fully-collapsible six-paneled glass sliding wall, is the Spanish-style courtyard, an expansive outdoor space where you’ll spend most of your time tasting Yucatan living at its best. A voluminous fully-tiled and filtered pool with tiered fountain can be found here along with a traditional Mayan palapa, furnished with plush upholstered seating for watching friends or family in the pool, reading or enjoying a much deserved afternoon siesta. The matching table is perfect for cards or savoring an alfresco meal. This peaceful area is perfect for entertaining friends and also has a stainless steel grill with commercial style exhaust hood and a deck lined with ultra-comfortable gravity chairs for the sun worshippers in the family.
Tucked away across the pool at the rear of the property are two attached master suites, each with walk-in closets and luxurious bathrooms, one of which contains a second interior atrium. Other features rounding out this stately home include seven wells, its own power transformer, fully-automated irrigation system, artful landscape and accent lighting, an intercom system, remote door lock, a two-car-deep automated garage, cavernous storage bodega, two mechanical rooms, laundry and a home office which could easily be used as a fifth bedroom since it is adjacent to an extra full bathroom.
This one-of-a-kind home has been built and furnished with the finest quality materials and state-of-the art amenities. Casa del Gallo is a once-in-a lifetime opportunity to own the perfect fully furnished property for anyone who wants to maximize their enjoyment of colonial living in the heart of Merida’s Centro.