San Miguel de Allende in central Mexico is often associated with Baroque architecture, a historic central core, and captivating city views. This country house, set on 10 acres about 8 kilometers or 5 miles from town, offers a different perspective.
The gated hacienda near the small town of Loma de Cabras takes advantage of the natural surroundings with lake and sunset views on one side and mountain views on the other.
Called Finca del Sol, the single story home is surrounded by cactus gardens, mature trees and manicured landscaping. Olive trees, orange trees, apple trees, lemon trees, tulip trees and peach trees are among the varieties.
A vine-covered pergola shelters the main entrance to the house and an outdoor seating area. A tiered fountain with tile accents sits nearby.
A stone terrace at the rear of the house slopes down to a semi-circle of lawn surrounded by fieldstone walls. Columns, a fireplace and a wooden ceiling add a refined atmosphere.
Custom designed iron doors from the open-plan living and dining room provide access to the gardens. The vaulted ceiling room has exposed beams, a carved stone fireplace and stone flooring.
A row of windows in the kitchen offers a view of the lake and encompasses the sink, counter and a banquette. A second sink sits in the central granite island, which is topped with a chandelier suspended from the high wood-beamed ceiling.
A peninsula creates more storage and counter space and separates the kitchen from a sitting area with a partially recessed fireplace.
Slightly arched windows and a fireplace add visual interest to the family room. A curtained alcove also serves as a massage room. Hand-carved Moroccan double doors open to a desk.
Each of the four bedrooms has a fireplace. The primary and secondary bedrooms open onto gardens and an outdoor hot tub. Wooden ceilings and fitted wardrobes are among other features.
There are also four bathrooms within the 427 square meters (about 4,600 square feet) of living space. Some bathrooms feature colorful tiles.
The lips on the edges of the flat roof hide the solar panels.
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