Designed by local architect, Pedro Urquizo, Casa Heyne is truly one of the most grand and beautiful properties in San Miguel de Allende. The 18,000 square foot, 6-bedroom hacienda style home is nestled into a hillside and features extensive vistas of San Miguel’s historic Centro and surrounding regions. Whether configured as a palatial private residence or luxury boutique hotel, this is a one-of-a-kind opportunity.
Built 20 years ago, the house is a testament to the quality of San Miguel’s traditional crafts community. No expense has been spared to bring the best master woodworkers, tilers, stonemasons and ironworkers together to create a luxuriously hand-crafted home. Casa Heyne is built around a lushly landscaped central garden with a koi pond, waterfall and hot tub. The front of the house, featuring magnificently hand-carved Baroque wooden doors, faces a large cobblestone courtyard. Once inside, a wide dramatic staircase, worthy of a Norman castle, takes you to the first floor.
To the right is the great room with a tall fireplace and intricately hand-carved ceiling – hand- waxed wooden floors give this room a timeless warmth. Large French glass doors lead to a wrap-around outdoor terrace with wood-burning fireplace, outdoor dining and spectacular views of San Miguel from every corner.
To the left of the staircase is the lovely dining room with large fireplace, hand-painted frescos and a “butterfly” boveda ceiling, acoustically engineered to keep dinner conversation modulated around the table. The dining room also has access to the outdoor terrace.
The kitchen is tiled work of art. Thirteen different patterns of tile have been used to decorate a double vaulted room of epic proportions. The center island is a single spectacular piece of solid cedar and the cooking appliances are professional grade. There are 2 ovens, grill, fryer, oversize 5-burner range and ample storage space. Adjoining the kitchen is a staff room with small kitchen and full laundry facilities.
The center garden courtyard is ringed by a covered loggia. At the wider end is a wood-burning fireplace dramatically built into the original rock face. Following the loggia around the courtyard brings one to “Sala Privada “– a large guestroom with fireplace, en-suite bath and private walled garden. A second bedroom on the first floor is adjacent to the great room. “Sala Vista” has a carved stone fireplace, en-suite bath and a charming outdoor terrace with fountain overlooking San Miguel
The second floor has three distinctly decorated bedrooms: Sala Morocco, Sala Cactus and Sala Adobe. These exquisitely furnished bedrooms open onto the second-floor loggia – each has an en-suite bath and dressing area. The spectacular third floor master suite has a full-size living room, his and her dressing area, large master bath and a screened porch workout area. Both living and bedroom have beautifully hand-carved fireplaces. French doors lead out to a wrap-around terrace with spectacular views of San Miguel Centro and the surrounding area.
Casa Heyne has been exquisitely and thoughtfully decorated over the years with furnishings and accessories from around the world. The level of taste and attention to detail in this furnished property offers an exceptionally high-level turn-key opportunity. The property has a two-car garage, eight terraces, six bedrooms, six full baths, two half-baths, sound system, wet bar and an elevator.