MEXICAN MODERNISM IN A TROPICAL ARCADIA ---
Ideally located an easy 40 minutes from downtown Merida and a pleasant half-hour drive to the Gulf Coast beaches of Sisal and Celestun, San Jose Pachul integrates elements and materials from a historic working hacienda into exceptionally thoughtful new construction, creating a stunning retreat which pays homage to the spacious simplicity and saturated colors of Mexican Modernist Architecture. The current owners completely re-imagined rural living in the Yucatan achieving a sophisticated, flexible space with every contemporary convenience that continues to carry the story of its heritage.
Situated on 12.6 hectares (approx. 32 acres), accessed by a discrete private road midway between the traditional villages of Tetiz and Kinchil, the lushly landscaped gardens lining the path to the central structure begin to hint at the quality of imagination, careful thought and modern amenity which characterize the entire space. At the heart of the home, a grandly proportioned living/dining area with lofty ceilings and a bank of screen doors opening to a covered terrace invites relaxation, easy entertaining and all the pleasures of the indoor/outdoor tropical lifestyle. At the back of this room, framed by a dramatic wall preserved from the hacienda’s heyday, an elegantly inviting bar area provides space for additional, intimate seating. Directly off the bar, an airy professional quality gourmet kitchen includes generous counter space, commercial appliances, a walk-in pantry and every other amenity. The property offers ceiling fans, AC, private transformer, reverse osmosis water softener, ultraviolet purifier, an oversized cistern, 9 wells and usage specific water heaters throughout.
San Jose Pachul features two sumptuous master bedroom suites, each with comfortable seating areas, a private patio and ample, elegant bathrooms. One suite evokes the romance of the original hacienda’s 100 year old history, while the other suite offers a more contemporary appeal. Both have been created with an unerring eye for pleasing detail.
The third bedroom/bathroom suite is ideal as an owner’s getaway or as accommodations for a property manager.
This is a property which celebrates the landscape, the open sky and living in close relationship with nature. A stylish roof terrace with built-in seating overlooks the expansive gardens; The sparkling swimming pool, cleverly created from an original reservoir seems to float above the surrounding fruit trees, exotic palms and flowering ginger. The photographs may allure you, the reality enchants.
The safest city in Latin America, Merida is rated one of the very best cities to retire in Mexico. Merida offers colonial charm, excellent healthcare services, Gulf Coast beaches only 40min from centro and the cost of living is extremely attractive. While Yucatan real estate is still affordable, home prices continue to go up. This is definitely the time to consider a real estate purchase in the Yucatan.