The central Mexican hill city of San Miguel de Allende is understood for its wealthy mixture of historic architectural kinds. The identical might be stated of a luxurious complicated within the inland city about 170 miles northwest of Mexico Metropolis.
Casa Opera, as the house is known as, is positioned within the Frailes neighborhood. It was constructed over the previous few a long time to mirror the house owners’ dedication to music and formal occasions in addition to a love of all issues European.
The property’s buildings and rooms play with completely different eras of design that shift from medieval to neoclassical to Roman and Spanish influences. “It’s whimsical in a sure means, and it’s refined in one other means,” says gross sales agent Joseph Lown of CDR San Miguel. “By combining the backyard and large areas and small areas, it’s actually a playful house.”
Agent Laura Rodríguez, additionally of CDR San Miguel, agrees, including that areas are designed to not overwhelm however to enchant. The house owners “invite folks to have completely different experiences in all these locations which are completely arrange for that.”
The one-of-a-kind complicated with eight bedrooms and eight bogs unfold over a number of buildings is promoting for US $2.35 million.
The neoclassical music room, whose stand-alone facade was impressed by the Petit Trianon palace in Versailles, France, and a mansion in Newport, Rhode Island, takes up the most important area on the property. Formal concert events with as much as 100 visitors have been held right here; a totally outfitted business kitchen within the again makes internet hosting massive occasions seamless.
The room’s inside incorporates a hand-painted celestial scene overhead and “completely designed acoustics,” making it among the best efficiency areas within the space, Rodríguez says.
Subsequent to the music area in a separate constructing is a solid-stone tower paying homage to one thing you’d discover in a medieval British citadel. The visitor home on two ranges comes with a wood-burning hearth and kitchenette on the decrease ground and a bed room with tub on the second ground, delivering views of the gardens under.
Casa Opera’s different dramatic designs embody Roman-style fountains set alongside winding backyard paths and a personal loggia on the second degree of the primary home impressed by the Roman Temple of Hercules, an ideal place to retreat, unwind and revel in a sundown.
Why the heavy continental affect? One of many house owners traces his household’s roots again 20 generations to numerous elements of Europe. “He’s very pleased with historical past in his life and has put each single element into this home,” Rodríguez says.
The primary home on two ranges options an ochre Spanish-style facade, with a mixture of arches, columns and patios that underscore an indoor-outdoor and leisure way of life. Inside, rooms with excessive ceilings and detailed craftsmanship tackle a grand scale — and extra fashion surprises.
A darkish wood-paneled Tudor Room transports you to England, and a breakfast room with a brick vaulted ceiling whisks you to the Mediterranean. The formal eating corridor with deep pink partitions and checkerboard flooring holds a duplicate of a frieze from a Roman temple on one wall and French-style rosette home windows on one other.
Who would doubtlessly purchase the property? “Positively somebody who loves music and likes to entertain,” Rodríguez says. The property additionally might change into an leisure area, a boutique resort, a restaurant with a personal residence subsequent door, or an artist’s area. “Above the music room is a working artist’s studio,” Lown says.
Different facilities embody a billiard room (contained in the music room), an in-ground sizzling tub within the backyard, wine cellar, two garages and employees quarters, which can be used as an workplace or studio.
The official tackle is Calle Pajaros del Viento 2, Fraccionamiento El Mirador. It’s lower than a 10-minute drive to the famed city heart, which was named a UNESCO World Heritage Web site in 2008 for its historic Colonial and Mexican Baroque structure and tradition.
Joseph Lown and Laura Rodríguez, each of CDR San Miguel, are the promoting brokers.
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