Arcos de San Miguel, San Miguel de Allende
Located in one of San Miguel’s most desirable areas, Los Arcos del Atascadero, an established enclave above the city with large homes and quiet streets, yet convenient to the Centro Historico. The house has been carefully designed with an attention to details, using only the finest materials by skilled craftsmen, resulting in a warm yet elegant retreat with Old World charm. It is a jewel within this most admired of Colonial Cities. Through a gracious entry, pass through a stone colonnaded loggia flanked by a large parterre-style garden where manicured shrubs and lush blooming oleander trees and hibiscus plants surround a large Cantera fountain. This is the perfect prelude before entering this magnificent home. All the principal living areas are on the ground floor and flow seamlessly from room-to-room, all with access to two other beautifully landscaped large interior gardens, providing an abundance of light and views to all interior spaces. All windows & doors also have beveled glass adding to the ambience. From the loggia enter into the large wide foyer which leads past the library with its floor-to-ceiling built-in bookshelves, into the Grand Sala, dominated by the extra high ceilings, a large Cantera fireplace. Opening off the Sala is a formal dining room with its dramatic cross-vaulted ceiling embellished with original artisan hand-painted designs. The kitchen is a cook’s dream — exceptionally large with family dining as well as a grand-scale central island with a dining bar, sink, and abundant prep counter space. All cabinetry is custom-designed with custom finishes and granite countertops. Appliances, including a Wolf range and vent hood, are all of the highest quality. Also is a corner Fireplace with a wood grill… Completing this space, perfect for grand entertaining is a large hospitality bar. …. Opening off the kitchen is a walk-in pantry, a generously- sized laundry room with copious storage cabinets, a large second refrigerator, and a large freezer. Both the Sala and the Kitchen open onto a large L-shaped outdoor sala and dining area with a Cantera fireplace & a large grill & smoker with ample work space. Venture down a few stairs behind the grill area and find yourself in a charming stone walled wine cellar, with all the atmosphere perfect for entertaining small intimate gatherings around the built-in seating. This entire Loggia is surrounded by one of San Miguel’s most beautiful Gardens. A central large & dramatic Cantera Fountain with a circular pond is a focal point with brick walkways connecting the numerous individual plant & flower beds. A major feature on the main level is the Master Bedroom suite with its exceptionally large walk-in closet which is completely fitted with custom cabinetry, wardrobe space, drawers and storage. The bath has his-and-her sinks and cabinets, an extra-large shower, and generous storage cabinets for linens and personal items. The main level also includes a powder room, another large bedroom suite, and from the front Portico with separate access, is a Guest or servants bedroom with bath. Upstairs is a large & well-appointed guest suite along with an adjoining studio or office. Also on this level are two very large open terraces that offer mountain & sunset views…. . Completing the house is a large 2-car garage with high-quality built-in shelves and cabinets. amenities include. . Alarm: 4 surveillance cameras w/tv, 2 control panels, & roof top motion detectors. Automatic irrigation for front & rear Gardens. . Whole house purification system with water softener. Entire house wired for cable, internet and phone. . Including a pbx system for answering front door, local phone, Vonage and intercom. Extra-large (suburban) 2 car garage with automatic openers. Steel cabinets and 15, 000 liter concrete cistern. 3 on demand water heaters. 1 for Master, 1 for laundry and kitchen and 1 for in floor heating. Additional 40 gallon hot water heater for the 2 bedrooms and maids bath. 3 heating zones with time clocks for in floor hot water heating, kitchen and Sala, Master bedroom and bath including shower floor, Hall and library. The master bath floor has an additional electrical under floor heating pad with digital control panel. Ground floor glass is all beveled. 4 zones (8 speakers) for music all with volume controls, Sala, Kitchen, Rear patio and Master bedroom. Kitchen to include ge Monogram refrigerator, Wolf 48” 6 burner, griddle, 2 oven stove all in stainless. 2 sinks with garbage disposals and high quality water taps. Laundry room has stainless steel sink and granite counter. Bar has 48 bottle wine refrigerator. All lights have dimmers. Electrical switches are Luton. Master br 2 Guest brs and Library have Peterson vent less gas logs. Master w/remote control. have Peterson vent less gas logs. Whole house surge protector. All window screen material is imported rust proof brass.