Casa Arcadia is located on Calle Aldama, often called “The Most Beautiful Street in San Miguel de Allende,” and just steps away from Centro’s El Jardin and our famously splendid pink Parroquia.
Calle Aldama is an unspoiled, intact Spanish colonial street with its original 16th Century cobblestones and charming colonial style homes. The quietly elegant street-facing facade of Casa Arcadia gives no clue to its magnificent interior.
The entire house has been recently reconstructed by renowned SMA architect and sumptuously decorated throughout by internationally acclaimed interior designer, Rachel Horn.
Upon entering at street level, a skylit staircase opens to the first level where large dramatic arched windows, doorways and high ceilings create an inviting indoor/outdoor space. This level has an al fresco sitting area, dining room, kitchen and outdoor dining terrace. This home is ideal for entertaining. The gourmet kitchen, with top quality appliances and luxury marble finishes is as beautiful as it is functional for large groups.
The second level has a beautifully landscaped interior courtyard with a large pool and outdoor bar. This floor houses the large main living room where a west facing glass door silhouettes a strikingly sculptural staircase leading up to outdoor terraces above.
Open to the pool courtyard, a long, arched gallery leads to three of the four master bedrooms, all with luxurious en-suite baths, TV sitting area, coffee bar, wine cooler and air conditioners. Two of the bedrooms have fireplaces and one has French doors leading out to the pool courtyard.
The fourth master bedroom is on the third level with a high arched Boveda ceiling and Juliet balconies opening to sunset views across San Miguel. Equally luxurious with en-suite bath, fire place and air conditioning, it is the only room on this floor and thus completely private.
Two levels of rooftop terraces offer open and covered seating, a large wet bar and half bath. The terrace views are some of the most spectacular in the city, with an enchanting closeup view of San Miguel’s historic Parroquia and sunset vistas in the west.
The home has ample service amenities including extensive storage, a large staff kitchen and laundry on the street level. It also has an indoor garage. A successful rental property, the location is a short flat walk to shopping, art galleries, and restaurants.
Casa Arcadia is being sold furnished with art, much of it by prominent Mexican artists. Its sale is an opportunity for a sophisticated and discerning buyer to own both a magnificent home as well as a bit of San Miguel’s illustrious colonial history.