La Casa de los Tres SiglosPrice Upon Request FOR SALE
Aptly named, La Casa de los Tres Siglos stands proudly in tribute to its architectural integrity and endurance throughout the centuries. Spanning nearly 300 years of illustrious history, this exceptional landmark property is prominently positioned in the heart of the Central Historic District in the UNESCO World Heritage city of Santiago de Queretaro, Mexico.
The distinguished home is a block and a half from the city´s main plazas and a vivid reminder of the City’s esteemed past poised at the edge of a vibrant, revitalized downtown area in what is possibly Mexico’s most expansive cultural and economic region. Boutique hotels, fashionable restaurants, cutting-edge galleries and chic cafes lend an exciting contemporary flair to the seigniorial city with its fine examples of Baroque, Classical and Neoclassical architecture.
A pair of grand doors at the main entrance to the stately, stone neoclassical facade give way to an impressively scaled vestibule, or zaguán with alluring views into the elegantly proportioned main-patio where handsome carriages once paraded aristocratic passengers. A legendary bougainvillea bower– reputed to be over 150 years old– casts lace-like shadows upon the fine tile and mosaic floors softening views into the spacious property that extends a full city block. Extensive remodeling of the original, 18th century edifice circa 1907 replaced an older, colonial-style arcade with beautifully attenuated wrought iron columns surmounted by a metalwork canopy and skylights that evokes the airy sensibility of French, Art Nouveau style and eclectic taste fashionable during the era of Porfirio Diaz. In evenings past, the grand residence was often filled with music and laughter when tertulias, or festive gatherings were held while peacocks preened and ambled about the patio gardens.
A legendary home of the foremost distinction and provenance, La Casa de los Tres Siglos offers an unparalleled opportunity to acquire a prominent residence in the heart of Mexico’s fastest growing city. With over 1634 M2 of construction on 2454 M2 of land– more than half an acre in the heart of Queretaro’s Central Historic District– the scale of this acclaimed, urban estate that echoes the grandeur of the past sets the stage for unlimited possibilities and a contemporary property of the highest caliber and potential.