Casa San Marcos is a stately home on a charming street corner in the hills above Centro. Its architecture references the grand indoor/outdoor style of a hacienda with traditionally tiled floors throughout and a colorfully tiled staircase. All the rooms in the house are extremely spacious and well proportioned. Casa San Marcos has had a single owner for many years and is in need of redecorating – however, the property has fine bones, an amazing outdoor terrace and a large mature-growth garden that will be the delight of any serious gardener.
The first floor houses the very large living/dining area with a statement fireplace and wide windows overlooking the garden. A clever little wet bar with a double sink is hidden next to fireplace for easy entertaining.
There is one bedroom with walk-in closet and ensuite bath on the first floor, also overlooking the garden. The kitchen connects to both the dining room and the single car garage. A door off the living room leads directly into the garden. There is a powder room on this floor near the front door.
The garden has many tall mature trees and flowering plants as well as a small lawn. There is a charming gazebo at one end as well as an outdoor covered area that functioned as an art studio for the previous owner.
The second floor is bisected into two one-bedroom suites. At the main staircase landing a stair rises dramatically on either side to lead to each bedroom. Both bedrooms have large closets and ensuite baths. There is a sizeable walk-in linen closet in the hall connecting the two suites.
Each bedroom suite has a door leading to the outdoor terrace that overlooks the garden. This exceptionally large terrace has a view of the Baroque skyline of San Miguel and is an ideal for entertaining or creating a grand outdoor living room.
Casa San Marcos is a gracious old manor that hearkens back to an earlier era of San Miguel. Some TLC will bring it back to its past glory!