I love walking through the Jardin and taking it all in - the mariachis belting out love songs, the bells tolling, the brilliant hues of blooming flowers and traditional garb. Yet at the end of the day, I want to go home to peace and quiet. I want tranquility. I don’t even want the colors to be loud. If you feel the same, this home might be just what you’re looking for.
First of all, it’s located in a quiet but conveniently located, residential pocket of Centro. It’s a level flat walk to the Jardin, and just around the corner from the artisans market and the Ignacio Ramirez mercado. What’s more, it sits within a cluster that will host 4 other homes by the same architect, which will help maintain its value and appearance. When you arrive, you’ll be greeted by a stonewall entry which provides both a pedestrian door as well as large doors through which you can drive a car.
As you enter, you’ll appreciate the clean design and classic finishes which create a relaxing effect. The natural materials of the tejamanil ceilings, cantera stone fireplace and barro floor tiles add warmth, as does the extensive light brought in through multiple windows, French doors, and small rectangular cut-outs between rooms. The living room and dining room are laid out in an open floor plan that flows easily toward the sunny back patio. A built-in bookcase with more cutouts adds to this open, airy sensation. There’s also a powder room discretely located beneath the stairwell.
The kitchen is a jewel and features both a pantry and sufficient storage, a large window overlooking the front gardens, granite countertops and cabinets made of sustainably harvested banak wood. It’s also already plumbed for a dishwasher to make future installation easy. A built-in office nook is conveniently located between the kitchen and dining room to help you stay organized and get some work done while still enjoying your light-filled living areas.
Upstairs is home to the master bedroom with two full-size closets and large windows which overlook the garden below. The master bath is light-filled, spacious and has double sinks. The 2nd bedroom upstairs, which could serve as a studio, study or guest room, also has its own bath. There is also the option of joining the master and 2nd bedroom to create one large suite.
And, for those days when you just can’t get enough sun, the third floor patio is yet another option. It’s completely tiled, includes a covered area and provides views to the southwest churches surrounding the Jardin.
Amenities include a garage door with an optional remote controlled door, conveniently located laundry area and optional whole-house water filtration system. It’s also “solar ready” should you choose to install solar panels.
After your adventures in the city, you’ll be happy to come back to this tranquil home. Any spot you choose, from the living room to one of the patios, will be a great one to kick off your shoes and relax.