(San Miguel de Allende,
- Listed by cooperative broker
- Type: Residential
- Style: 2 Story
- Bedrooms: 3
- Bathrooms: 3
- Half Bathrooms: 1
- Size: 3,283 sq. ft.
- Development Level: Built
- Lot Size: 5238 sq. ft.
Upon entering from the cobble stone street alongside the San Antonio Church into the sweet lime tree-shaded patio with its soothing cascading pink cantera stone fountain, this historical gem of artistic energy has preserved the magic time of the 1960’s and 70’s in San Miguel.
The Spanish colonial style three story corner residence built upon a 200 yr old stone foundation by prolific writer and historian, Robert Somerlott, is a tribute to Mexican art and culture including the local craftsmen whose indelible mark can be seen in the intricate iron work details, boveda ceilings and cantera stone architectural embellishments.
Thick plastered stone walls were solidly built around a pair of mystical antique hand-carved wooden chapel doors scavenged from a rancho outside of San Miguel, adorned with mini statuettes of Virgins and Saints mounted on a verdi gris background, the spacious living room is a collector’s paradise of objets d’art, some of which are prominently displayed in a copper-clad floor-to-ceiling wooden display case. Crowned with a hand-carved decorative ornament, this grand cabinet was one of many custom designs created by Robert’s talented artist friends from the Instituto, where he served as professor of literature. Behind this collector’s display cabinet is the half bath adorned with artisanal tile and a gilded mirror.
Beyond the living room’s art history and romantic fireplace lies the dining room graced with a boveda ceiling and with an iconic view onto the mature verdant garden resplendent with magenta bugambilia climbing ocre walls observed through the large picture window adorned with exquisite curls of white iron work. An exceptional original painting by Maxwell is suspended over a custom hand-carved wooden cabinet with gilt-framed medallions springing forth from a celeste blue background.
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