Large two bedroom custom built colonial home in Merida Centro. The home is located in the popular Santiago neighborhood only three blocks from Santiago square. The home is best described as having the very best of elegance, innovation, security, efficiency and comfort. It has all the bells and whistles but is also designed and built for substantial energy efficiency and low maintenance costs. “There is a rooftop sixteen solar panel array that keeps electricity bills low; a pressurized solar hot water heater helps reduce gas consumption; and roll down security gates at the edge of the terrazza make the home easy to simply “lock and leave” when you want to get away and explore the rest of what Mexico – and the world – has to offer.” Water system has multiple subsystems designed to maximize water quality: Monarca rods and Micro Dyne balls in 5000 liter cistern under the terrazza, Zero-Sarro water softening system, reverse osmosis and UV treatment unit in kitchen all add up to crystal clear drinking water.
Two internal atria promote airflow and keep the home cool and breezy year round. The larger atrium serves as a fountain room with an adjoining powder room, and provides separation between the guest suite/living room and the rest of the house. The smaller atrium’s design is very innovative in that it is surrounded by both full baths and the powder room/half bath allowing each plenty of ventilation and light. Under the large fountain atrium is a newly constructed three chamber septic system that is built to US standards so that toilet paper can be flushed. The guest room with ensuite bath has custom made queen size bed, and large sliding clerestory windows which provide wonderful evening breezes and morning sun. The living room is equipped with a home entertainment system that includes a large flat screen TV with theater surround sound. The home has thirteen ceiling fans so the air is always moving and cooling.
The master suite has a five meter ceiling and sliding clerestory windows for ventilation and light, king size wrought iron bed, a large flat screen TV, and plenty of built in storage. A large walk through double closet/dressing room leads to the master bath with a large dual sink vanity and a shower that opens onto the small atrium so that you are literally showering outside in a garden.
Spacious gourmet kitchen/dining area with five meter ceiling has large island for casual entertaining, with dishwasher and wine fridge integrated into the island. A custom designed pot rack, wine glass rack is suspended above the island for easy access. A large double sink is on the island and is equipped with an electric food waste disposal. Five burner gas cooktop and built in gas range. Large GE Profile refrigerator/freezer with ice maker and water dispenser. Large contemporary glass dining table with eight comfy leather chairs with a custom designed wrought iron chandelier overhead.
Very spacious indoor/outdoor terrazza with casual seating area, another large dining table with eight chairs, hidden laundry washer/dryer area, and plenty of storage. Terrazza also has a state of the art outdoor kitchen with a built in Weber Summit 660 gas grill, a separate gas oven, a beverage fridge, and sink. Any smoke from the grill is vented by a rooftop restaurant sized industrial ventilation fan so that the terrazza is always smoke free but without any accompanying vent fan noise.
Large and lovely professionally landscaped garden is watered by an automatic irrigation system. Retractable Coolaroo “sails” cover the swimming pool, reducing heat and UV exposure and allowing enjoyment of the swimming pool even in direct summertime noonday sun. Large green space in the rear of the property is a serene place to sunbathe au naturel or play with pets. There is a rooftop entertainment space with ample built-in seating accessible by a striking cantilevered staircase. The home is equipped with an integrated multi-zone sound system that allows you to play music in the kitchen/dining area, outdoor terrazza, pool side and up on the roof. The home is hardwired for internet connections from the front of the house all the way back to the pool area. The pool is adjoined by a small bodega with the pool pump/filter room which doubles as a garden tool and supplies storage area, and a half bath so that folks enjoying the pool have a convenient bathroom nearby.
The home features an abundance of built in storage space throughout. The garage comes equipped with innovative overhead bicycle storage systems for four bicycles and three bicycles come with the house as does a low mileage Yucatan-plated 2014 Honda FIT – a sporty car with plenty of storage room and the perfect size for Merida city driving. The home itself comes fully furnished.
Mark Twain once said, “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” The home’s name, “Casa Vientos Alisios,” or “House of the Trade Winds” was inspired by that quote. Let the trade winds blow you to this beautiful and unique home and begin experiencing glorious tropical living in a one of a kind urban oasis.
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- Price: 460,000
- Bedrooms: 2
- Bathrooms: 2.5
- Area: Merida Centro
- Pool: Yes
- Agent: Jim Mann
- Listing Number: 34065
- Status: REDUCED