Villa Ciprés is a uniquely magical property that recalls a romantic Tuscan estate, with ivy-covered walls and its towering namesake cypress trees. The home sits on a terraced hillside with lawns and gardens on four outdoor levels. The views are vast and spectacular, stretching for miles over San Miguel rooftops to the distant mountains.
The front door opens to a long, arched colonnade covered in climbing vines, leading to a charming open-air seating area. Adjacent to the colonnade is an outdoor dining terrace, with amazing views and a tall, traditionally tiled Moorish fountain. The gardens continue with a bricked terrace featuring a large, elegant swimming pool with a cabana and shower. Adjacent to the pool is a private, secluded guest suite with a fireplace and exotically tiled ensuite bath.
A set of stairs takes you to a wide green lawn, bordered by ivy covered walls and majestic cypress trees. A gracious outdoor living room features a bougainvillea-covered pergola, wood-burning fireplace, fountain, barbecue and an additional dining area.
In the main house, the first floor is ideal for entertaining both indoor and out, with a spacious gallery entrance, two gracious living/dining areas, a large eat-in kitchen with a wood-burning cooking fireplace and a spacious powder room. Wide floor-to-ceiling French doors throughout the first floor bring in ample light at all hours of the day, warmly illuminating the antique architectural details. Each window in the house looks out to landscaped terraces or a gorgeous hillside view.
The second floor offers three large bedrooms, all with French doors leading to private terraces with lovely views. These spacious bedrooms are light-filled and airy, with high boveda ceilings, large tiled ensuite baths, wood-burning fireplaces and walk-in closets.
In addition to the main house, there are two adjacent casitas; both have open, loft-like living spaces with two bedrooms, full kitchen and fireplaces. Both casitas can be entered through the main house or directly from the street, affording guests a heightened level of convenience and privacy.
Villa Ciprés was built on the footprint of ancient ruins, giving it a uniquely historic ambiance. Its lush gardens, expansive views and graciously refined living spaces make Villa Ciprés one of the truly exceptional properties on the market today.