Built by Luis Camarena, a renowned Mexican architect who is famous for his mastery of integrating natural light into his designs, Casa Perla is a great example of Mexican contemporary architecture. This home is ideal for a family or a couple looking for proximity to the historic Centro, lush gardens, natural light and tranquility.
A stately stone façade that blends and contrasts with a vibrant red wall, leads into a small interior garden that helps us transition from the business of life into the serenity of home. Once inside the house a double height living room is filled with natural light and idyllic views to the back garden. This space serves as a focal point that connects with the formal dining area, garden room and kitchen.
The kitchen is spacious with abundant storage and has beautiful polished cantera counters, sleek carpentry work, and clean lines. It also has views to the garden and flows into the common areas.
The “garden room/informal dining area” connects to the living room. It is covered, but its large glass doors and windows integrate it with the garden. Because of its design and natural light this room can be adapted to be a yoga studio, an art studio, a solarium or a multi-purpose room.
The first bedroom is located on the ground floor and can be accessed directly from the vestibule. It features an ensuite bathroom, dressing room and offers direct access to the back garden.
On the second floor a large hall that overlooks the living room connects the two large bedrooms, both of which could serve as the main bedroom. Both bedrooms feature spacious ensuite bathrooms, large closet space and natural light. Additionally, one of these has direct access to an outdoor terrace and a bathtub in the ensuite.
The roof garden has a covered area, ideal to enjoy the sunsets, views to the presa and the historic Centro – including the iconic parroquia!
The property is surrounded by a lush garden with olive trees and other beautiful trees that give privacy and create a sanctuary-like ambiance. The garden is low maintenance with an automatic drip irrigation system.
Casa Perla is located on a cul-de-sac street in “La Colina,” a small and desirable residential neighborhood between Atascadero and Balcones.
Other important features of Casa Perla include: solar panels, two-car garage with remote control doors, mini split AC Systems in the bedrooms, whole house water purification and pressurization systems, two tankless on-demand hot water heaters and a spacious bodega that has solid shelving and electricity.