Casa San Joaquin is a uniquely sophisticated home that captures the charm of Old Mexico. Located in the quiet and quaint Colonia Obraje, with picturesque views of Historic Centro, this home has 360 views of the city and surrounding landscape.
This designer home celebrates Mexican arts and culture, with traditional stone work throughout, rustically tiled floors and reclaimed antique mesquite doors and windows that bring a warm sense of history into a home with all the modern conveniences.
The elegant antique mesquite double front door opens into a boveda-ceilinged foyer accessorized with a rare antique wooden altar, hinting at the treasures to come. This foyer leads into the spacious, light-filled living/dining area with a tall beamed tejamanil ceiling. A large carved wood-burning fireplace is flanked by antique mesquite framed windows. The art-filled room is exquisitely furnished with both custom-designed and antique pieces, including a customized floor-to-ceiling bookcase. There is a powder room off the living area hall.
Opposite the fireplace are French doors leading out to a colonnaded loggia, with a wood burning fireplace and outdoor seating and dining areas. This arched terrace overlooks a lushly landscaped garden with mature growth plants and a large traditional colonial-style fountain.
The eat-in gourmet chef’s kitchen is ingeniously – and colorfully – tiled from floor to ceiling and has a brick boveda ceiling and polished concrete counter tops and sink. This kitchen is a charming amalgam of top-of-the-line modern appliances and the antique – including mesquite cupboards, window surrounds, table and chairs. A spacious pantry off the kitchen has floor to ceiling storage and a convenient rolling library ladder to reach the uppermost shelves. A nearby patio hosts a custom made brick oven ideal for making pizza.
The primary bedroom completes the first floor. Entered through antique mesquite double doors, the bedroom is furnished in fine antique furniture and artwork. It has a large fireplace and French doors that open onto the garden loggia. The luxurious en-suite bath has skylights, large closet with office nook, a large tiled shower with access to a “shower garden” and a water closet with an antique mesquite door.
The second floor has a luxuriously spacious outdoor living area with fireplace that is open to a wide outdoor terrace with stunning sunset views of Centro San Miguel and the distant landscape. A perfect place for entertaining, the open loggia has a wet bar and mini fridge. A second bedroom on this floor is filled with antique Mexican furniture and artwork – it has an ensuite bath and fireplace. As throughout the house, all doors are all meticulously reclaimed antique mesquite.
A third floor houses a third bedroom with an arched boveda ceiling and colorfully tiled ensuite bath. This bedroom has a lovely terrace/balcony with wonderful vistas of Centro and beyond.
Casa Joaquin is an exceptionally beautiful home in the style of an historic hacienda with all the modern conveniences: ample closet and storage space, custom-designed lighting, laundry facilities, water purification and filtration system, comprehensive alarm and security camera system, front door parking plus interior carport, artist studio, terrace with hot tub and outdoor shower, and more. This chic designer home is being offered furnished.