Casa Tesoro in San Miguel de Allende
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico US $1,495,000
With its favorable position in one of San Miguel de Allende’s most prestigious residential neighborhoods, Casa Tesoro offers the best of all possible worlds. Minutes from the heart of the Historic Center, yet far enough away to offer refuge and a serene setting, this stately, three-bedroom, six-bath home evokes Old World splendor from its commanding hilltop perspective above the UNESCO World Heritage town.
The distinguished façade with handsome hand-hewn doors hints at what awaits within. Fine, wrought iron grilles and carved Cantera Stone finishes– in keeping with the traditional 17th & 18th century Spanish Colonial architecture of San Miguel– convey a sense of permanence and security. The two-story entrance foyer with a dramatic stone staircase and masterfully crafted vaulted, bovéda ceiling sets the stage for the luxuriously appointed, open floor plan on the main floor that offers the accommodating option of single-level living. Soaring ceilings and massive beam construction call to mind the grand haciendas of yesteryear. Glimpses through an elegant colonnade beyond the spacious living, dining and artfully appointed presentation-kitchen to the outdoor sala tempt with sweeping views that beckon visitors into this home that lends itself to entertaining on a grand scale.
The spacious, open floor plan is especially effective in the presentation-kitchen where generous counter space blends seamlessly with living and entertainment areas that encourage the culinary arts and their presentation as a focal point of the home. The finely carved, ample center island with a deep stone sink and discretely concealed high-end appliances pairs well with a boldly scaled breakfront, splendid cabinetry and niches that are stylistically consistent with decorative elements throughout the social areas and inspire a celebration of living well.
Renowned San Miguel architect, Gabor Goded’s signature style is reflected everywhere throughout this fine home where the highest level of craftsmanship, luxurious finishes, superb attention to detail and state of the art amenities are evident. The masterfully carved woodwork and cabinetry by acclaimed local artisan, Mañuel Pardon Hernandez reaches a summit of artistry in the library where a banquette nestled into a wall of windows offers breathtaking views of San Miguel’s Historic Center, the reservoir valley and majestic Picacho Mountain Range. The current owner luxuriates during reflective mornings from this vantage point to watch colorful, seemingly magic and universally beloved San Miguel hot air balloons as they drift by. The library is en suite with the grand master bedroom and bath replete with marble tiles, granite countertops and sumptuous appointments. Two walk-in-closets that double as his and hers dressing rooms complete this fully appointed, self-contained, luxuriously private suite of rooms.
Casa Tesoro reveals an especially high level of notable decorative details throughout– from hand-painted artisanal tiles to fine stone finishes, wrought iron and a variety of boveda ceilings constructed with extraordinary skill. No less than eight, deftly carved fireplaces and two fountains grace this lavishly appointed residence. Of particular note is the ornamental painting in the Baroque taste found in the vaulted ceiling of the dining area by highly regarded decorative artist, Martin Oscar Rios Gallardo– one of many embellishments that make this home outstanding. A service kitchen and pantry with a dumbwaiter to the second floor as well as a coveted and ample two-car garage, a separate service entrance, service quarters, more than sufficient storage space, grilling facilities, and a water purifications system throughout the home are some of the more practical considerations that ensure flawless hosting in this distinguished residence.
The second floor is comprised of two master bedrooms with private terraces and fountains en suite with luxuriously outfitted baths where the same attention to masterful artisanal detail, fine finishes and refined use of carved stone and wrought iron is continued. One of the bedroom suites is especially notable for it’s distinctively curated collection of Mexican folk-art, decorative painting and artisanal elements that impart a delightfully whimsical spirit. A kitchenette, wet-bar, and the boldly scaled terraces offer the same spectacular view found on the ground floor. With the addition of the service kitchen and dumbwaiter on the first level, the second floor offers the utmost in privacy and pampering for houseguests and is the very definition of graciousness.
Property Features Include: 6 Fireplace(s), Separate Guest Quarters, two-car garage
Interior Features Include: an especially high level of notable decorative details throughout– from hand-painted artisanal tiles to fine stone finishes, wrought iron and a variety of boveda ceilings
Views Include: City, Hills, Sunrise
Approximate Square Meters : 991 m
Architectural Style: Spanish, Colonial
Lot Acres: 0.154