Located in the charming and very convenient neighborhood of Guadalupe, with an easy 15 -minute walk to the Jardin, Casa Cri Cri is an architect’s dream. Only 4 years old, this innovatively designed, very modern house has two freestanding buildings – both two stories – separated by an interior landscaped courtyard.
From the street, the front door opens onto a verdant green garden anchored by a dramatic flowering Tabachin tree (called a “Flamboyant” in English) and old growth climbing vines. This garden leads to the front house, which has a spacious open-plan downstairs. This airy, skylit room has 15-foot beamed ceilings and a dramatic suspended staircase along one wall. Sliding glass doors offer floor-to-ceiling views to both the front garden and interior courtyard, creating a seamless indoor-outdoor experience.
The great room has a roomy seating area with an imported outside-venting fireplace and dining for up to twelve. The state-of-the-art chef’s kitchen has granite rosado counters and island, top of the line appliances and two sinks. Adjacent to the kitchen is a large laundry room with a double sink and outdoor access. There is a powder room on this floor.
The elegant staircase leads to a second floor with two guest bedrooms, a large shared bath with skylight and an office/TV room. A wall of sliding glass doors opens on to a landscaped terrace with views over Calle Cri Cri and the mountains in the distance.
The center garden has a wide covered seating area and sleek modern fountain. A covered walkway on the side leads to the back house. This building primarily houses the master bedroom suite. The ground floor is the bedroom, with fireplace, and an over-sized dressing area with a beautifully paneled closet system. The luxurious master bath is adjacent.
Upstairs is a comfortable office/den with a customized built-in bookcase and TV system. Wide sliding doors open onto a landscaped private patio with a delightful outdoor shower on one end.