This magnificent home is located in the Santa Ana neighborhood of Merida’s centro historico and is only one block from Parque Santa Ana, with its shops, market, banks, gas station and restaurants. Santa Ana Park is the focal point for the Santa Ana neighborhood, one of the most popular and best-located neighborhoods in all of historic Merida. Santa Ana is also home to multiple museums and art galleries, restaurants and cafes, and other downtown attractions. It borders on the Paseo de Montejo, Merida’s tree-lined avenue with wide sidewalks on each side, a perfect place for evening forays and morning dog walks.
This single story residence features 3 large bedrooms with 6 full bathrooms and 2 half-baths. The tall ceilings are elegantly flanked by graceful arches and topped with original beams. All doors in the house are either original or custom-made hardwood. Additional rooms include a formal living room, a formal dining room, a library, a chef’s kitchen, a pantry, a laundry room/service quarters, a machine room and a tool room.
The original large and formal entry way opens up to living areas which feature two fireplaces with stone and marble mantels. The entire house has a hard-wired sound system with wifi extensions. The library/office has built-in bookshelves, and the service quarters/laundry room has both a private entrance and a garden area, which makes it usable as a private efficiency suite. The chef’s kitchen features large work areas and cabinets, with SubZero/Wolf appliances, and a bar sink. The adjoining pantry includes more storage cabinets, extra work space and a second SubZero freezer. The machine room behind the pool houses various house systems. There is a two-story tool room in the rear of the property.
The master suite opens to a private and covered terrace and garden patio. There are lush tropical gardens throughout, including fruit trees such as Mamey, Ciricote, lime and banana. In the garden is an iron pergola sitting area with a natural canopy. The 14-meter swimming pool measures 46 ft x 12 ft (13.9 m x 3.6 m) and 8 ft (2.4 meters) deep. It is both wide and long, perfect for laps, while the sizeable wading area (8.6 ft by 12 ft or 2.6 m x 3.6 m) makes it enjoyable for young children. The swimming pool is filtered and includes a water feature.
The entire house features quality finishings in granite, stone and pasta tiles, as well as Baldwin, Emro and antique door hardware. The house is served by a water softening system, water pressure system, two water heaters, air conditioners and ceiling fans. The garden is beautifully kept with the aid of a comprehensive sprinkler system.
Included in the price are the refrigerator, 2 freezers, convection microwave, stove cooktop, double oven with convection option, washer & dryer, all air conditioners and fans, outdoor curtains, light fixtures and all built-in furniture, such as bookcases, shelving, closets and cabinets. Garden tools, extra paint and hoses will also be included.
The new owner may consider keeping the House Captain who has spent the past 6.5 years managing all aspects of total house operation, including cleaning, gardens, painting, pool care, occasional cooking and entertainment service.
There is nothing else like this house in all of Merida.