Graceful and Elegant Tuscan-style /Texas-Hill-Country-inspired home where nothing is predictable! Organic style and natural materials characterize this property with its hand-carved Sillar, custom iron details, adobe brick rendered walls, ladrillo (brick) floors, and vaulted ceilings of tejamanil wood thatching between solid wood beams. Using stone as art and working with talented craftsmen, master architect, Gabor Goded, employed traditional building techniques to produce a classic country Tuscan-inspired design with a contemporary feel.
This extraordinary two-storey, 3-bedroom plus atelier house is surrounded by beautifully manicured grounds lined with Italian Cyprus and sown with aromatic lavender, native succulent plants, birds of paradise flowers, as well as array of plants and productive fruit trees in the back near a lovely reflecting pool.
Located on a prestigious 1/3+ acre corner lot at the end of a private cul-de-sac, the property overlooks San Miguel de Allende´s "Los Balcones" neighborhood and renowned botanical gardens in the distance. A 15-foot, curved, adobe privacy wall overflowing with colorful bougainvillea adds even more "curb appeal" to this already gorgeous home.
All three bedrooms have en suite bathrooms and the atelier with its incredible handcrafted barrel boveda ceiling and amazing views, can easily double as an extra guest bedroom when the need arises.
When it comes to comfort, no expense was spared. The 12-inch thick rendered natural-unpainted rock and the adobe brick walls have thermal properties that help regulate the ambient temperature year round. In addition, for those chilly winter nights, the house has radiant floor heating, two outdoor wood-burning fireplaces, and gas fireplaces in each bedroom as well as the living and dining room areas. All exterior spaces throughout the home are accessed via double French doors that provide views of the surrounding gardens, bring natural light into the kitchen and other interior spaces, and allow for excellent ventilation. There are also many choices for enjoying the outdoors and entertaining guests: a sweeping cantera front porch with views of the front gardens and beyond, an outdoor sala in the back with views of the reflecting pool and garden, and a wide, second floor terrace that provides beautiful sunset vistas of the hills in the distance.
This amazing jewel of a home is located in the exclusive private and gated quiet community of La Colina, located slightly above Los Balcones and across from Atascadero.