Step behind ivy covered walls through antique wooden doors into this magical Spanish Colonial estate. Immerse yourself in this oasis of tranquility on one of the largest privately owned parcels of land in Centro Historico. This hidden gem is nestled in one of the most beautiful parts of this intimate city known as San Miguel de Allende.
San Miguel de Allende is the birthplace of Mexico’s independence and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its historic neighborhoods are lined with cobblestoned streets and the city is known as a cultural art center. It was recently honored as 'Best Small City in the World' receiving second place in 2020. This is the fourth time it has positioned itself at the top of the world's best award from Conde Nast Travel & Leisure magazine.
Successfully owned and operated as a retreat and event center, the estate consists of four stunning and unique structures (originally decorated by interior designers Marcia Brown and Rachel Horn) dotted along terraced manicured grounds. The residence retains a historical pedigree with the first recorded acquisitionof the property in 1931. The main residences'architectural elementsbear resemblance to the neighboring historic bath houses whose hot spring source was discovered by Franciscan Friar Juan de Miguel, often depictedwith his beloved dog.
Main Residence: The main level features a dramatic entry with spiral staircase, a dining room (seating up to 14 guests), a living room and an adjoining library, den/study with a half bath, plentiful fireplaces and a kitchen with commercial stove and stainless steel counters.
Abundant French doors spill out onto a wrap-around terrace offering spectacular panoramic views of the gardens below and the city and mountains beyond. The master suite encompasses the entire second floor and features his and her exotic Moorish-style bathrooms, a sitting area with fireplace, two private terraces and an additional private rooftop lounge with a birds-eye view of the famed Parroquia, city and neighboring historical buildings. In the lower part of the residence, a hidden ensuite bedroom is discovered through a pair of antique Indonesian doors and features a gas fireplace, views and its own outdoor seating area. A separate staff wing houses laundry facilities, utilities and additional storage as well as an apartment for full time staff member or couple.
Bedroom Wing: Five bedrooms ensuite, two of which have fireplaces. At night, the residence transforms into a spectacular jewel box with interior lights shining through the Moorish style keyhole windows. A romantic wooden balcony is accessed from the third-story bedroom and the lower garden-level bedroom has double carved doors that open onto a patio with pool, which is accented with a carved cantera stone Virgin of Guadalupe fountain.
Spa Retreat: Recently constructed, the spa features state-of-the-art amenities, including a full gym with treadmill, steam room, Japanese jacuzzi/soaking tub and a full bath. The upper level houses a relaxing, tranquil meditation/yoga/massage environment with a full bath. This could also be converted into an eighth bedroom.
Michoacan “Troje:” This authentic, reassembled traditional house could be converted into a charming and unique guest cottage with a front porch and private bamboo garden with fountain. Currently being used as a large bodega or storage room.
The extensive mature landscaped grounds covered in fruit trees have hosted many a special event, including romantic weddings. Its vine covered arched canopy dimly lit with Moravian star lanterns at night is always a brides favorite place to be photographed. Through the canopy, you are guided to a water feature with a fountain and waterfall. Below, a powder room is tucked away in a stone and vine covered cavern. A covered barbeque and dining area make eating outdoors a treat, so frequently enjoyed in San Miguel’s year-round temperate climate. Business assets andvehicleconvey with the property.