San Miguel de Allende in central Mexico is often associated with baroque architecture, a historic central core and captivating city views. This country home, set on 10 acres about 8 kilometers or 5 miles from the city, offers a different perspective.
The gated hacienda near the tiny town of Loma de Cabras takes in the natural environment with lake and sunset vistas from one side and mountain views from the other.
Called Finca del Sol, the one-level house is surrounded by cactus gardens, mature trees and manicured landscaping. Olive, orange, apple, lemon, tulip 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 stands nearby.
A stone terrace along the back of the house steps down to a semi-circle of lawn surrounded by fieldstone walls. Columns, a fireplace and a wooden ceiling add a refined ambiance.
Custom-designed iron doors off the open-plan living and dining room access the gardens. The vaulted ceiling room has exposed beams, a carved stone fireplace and a stone floor.
A bank of windows in the kitchen offers lake views and encompasses the sink, counter space and a banquette eating area. A second sink is in the granite center island, which is topped by a chandelier hung from the tall wood beam ceiling.
A peninsula creates more storage and counter space and separates the kitchen from a sitting area with a partially inset fireplace.
Gently arched windows and a fireplace add visual interest in the family room. A curtained alcove doubles as a massage room. Hand-carved Moroccan double doors open to an office.
Each of the four bedrooms has a fireplace. The primary and secondary bedrooms open to gardens and an outdoor hot tub. Wood ceilings and built-in wardrobes are among other features.
There are also four bathrooms within the 427 square meters, or 1,400 square feet, of living space. Some of the bathrooms feature colorful tile work.
Lips on the edges of the flat roof obscure the solar power panels from view.
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