This is an exclusive listing with Merida Yucatan Properties.
This stately old classic home has been lovingly maintained for 28 years by the same owners. When you enter the front door, you look through the massive pillars and archway down the whole length of the large property. This home is in Santa Ana, a five-minute walk to the main square of Merida, close to art galleries, coffee shops, restaurants, shops and a market – all walkable in minutes.
The house was designed by an architect for his own use and every room has windows and two- or three-way ventilation.
A large entranceway opens to a comfortable living room. The large central courtyard is screened in, as is the rest of the house, to keep out pesky critters. The courtyard is a perfect place for a pool, surrounded by a lush, mature garden. There is a covered area next to the outdoor patio, an airy, lovely place to have coffee, hang a hammock, and read a book.
The master bedroom suite is a separate building and has its own bathroom. There are windows on three sides.
The large kitchen has a modern Bosch range, tiled surfaces, and plenty of room to create your favorite dishes. Lots of storage.
The owners have made every effort to preserve the house in its original state. There have been no changes to the basic design and most of the magnificent French floor tiles are intact.
A free-standing cistern from the old days has been re-invented as an attractive guest bathroom.
There is still a functioning fresh-water well in the patio, which you may wish to use for your pool.
The owners have removed the plaster from some of the two-foot-thick stone walls to expose the original stone. The large, smooth pieces of limestone are attractive and add warmth to the rooms. This also solves the problem most houses have with humidity seeping through the plaster, necessitating huge reconstruction projects every few years.
The whole house has modern wiring and plumbing. There are double water tanks on the roof and pumps to enhance water pressure in the house.
The small bedroom at the rear of the property also has its own large bathroom. Next to this room, there is a laundry.
The owners built a second story on top of this small bedroom .This upper space is accessible by a spiral stairway and is a secure metal and screen structure with a palm roof. This aerie is complete with fan and lights and a great place to spend the evening. The gorgeous tile floor was done by a local artisan. There is always a breeze in the “palapa room.”
There are two more very large and light rooms that can be used as bedrooms, offices, or family rooms. The tiles in these rooms are particularly exquisite. The rooms have closets.
The whole house is air conditioned. Every room has a ceiling fan. Comes with washer, drier and refrigerator. Furniture negotiable.
The lot is approximately 11 by 50 meters. Good drainage into the gardens.
Come let me show you this home. It is ready for you to move into and begin to call Merida your home. We can show you any home on any site at ANY TIME.