The central Mexican hill city of San Miguel de Allende is thought for its wealthy mixture of historic architectural kinds. The identical could possibly be mentioned of a luxurious complicated within the inland city about 170 miles northwest of Mexico Metropolis.
Casa Opera, as the house known as, is situated within the Frailes neighborhood. It was constructed over the previous few a long time to replicate the homeowners’ 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 approach, and it’s refined in one other approach,” says gross sales agent Joseph Lown of CDR San Miguel. “By combining the backyard and massive areas and small areas, it’s actually a playful dwelling.”
Agent Laura Rodríguez, additionally of CDR San Miguel, agrees, including that areas are designed to not overwhelm however to enchant. The homeowners “invite folks to have completely different experiences in all these locations which might be completely arrange for that.”
The one-of-a-kind complicated with eight bedrooms and eight loos 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 house on the property. Formal concert events with as much as 100 visitors have been held right here; a completely geared up business kitchen within the again makes internet hosting giant occasions seamless.
The room’s inside incorporates a hand-painted celestial scene overhead and “completely designed acoustics,” making it top-of-the-line efficiency areas within the space, Rodríguez says.
Subsequent to the music house in a separate constructing is a solid-stone tower paying homage to one thing you’ll discover in a medieval British fort. The visitor home on two ranges comes with a wood-burning fire and kitchenette on the decrease ground and a bed room with tub on the second ground, delivering views of the gardens beneath.
Casa Opera’s different dramatic designs embrace Roman-style fountains set alongside winding backyard paths and a non-public loggia on the second degree of the primary home impressed by the Roman Temple of Hercules, an ideal place to retreat, unwind and luxuriate in a sundown.
Why the heavy continental affect? One of many homeowners traces his household’s roots again 20 generations to numerous components of Europe. “He’s very happy with historical past in his life and has put each single element into this home,” Rodríguez says.
The principle 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 purple partitions and checkerboard flooring holds a reproduction 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? “Undoubtedly somebody who loves music and likes to entertain,” Rodríguez says. The property additionally might turn into an leisure house, a boutique resort, a restaurant with a non-public residence subsequent door, or an artist’s house. “Above the music room is a working artist’s studio,” Lown says.
Different facilities embrace 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 deal with is Calle Pajaros del Viento 2, Fraccionamiento El Mirador. It’s lower than a 10-minute drive to the famed city middle, which was named a UNESCO World Heritage Web site in 2008 for its historic Colonial and Mexican Baroque structure and tradition.
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