Talk about location! This attractive well conceived home, an imaginative renovation of a historic property located on a wide, tree lined street in desirable Colonia Santa Ana, offers an invitingly stylish urban oasis just 2 blocks from Merida’s grandest avenue, Paseo Montejo and Calle 47, Merida’s newest restaurant row. This 2 bedroom/2 bathroom retreat, initially remodeled and expanded by noted architect/builder Omar Fuentes and further upgraded by the current owners, cleverly combines original architectural elements with airy, contemporary livability and comfortable functionality. This fully furnished exceptional property is truly move-in ready, whether you are looking for the ideal retirement spot, a tropical winter getaway or an investment opportunity with a proven rental history.
A custom made front door and handsome wrought iron security features punctuate the beautifully restored historic facade. Step into the welcoming, pasta tiled entrance foyer and enjoy a vista of authentic, impeccably maintained pasta tile flooring which add a colorful accent to the entire property. The immediate sight line offers an enticing view through the attractive kitchen to the zen-like indoor/outdoor dining area, the leafy courtyard and the sparkling pool just beyond. The layout of the house from the entry through the adjacent living room, guest bedroom, kitchen, dining area and free standing master suite is thoughtfully constructed to optimize space, comfort and airflow. Accents and accessories include onyx wall sconces, hand made artisan pendant fixtures and recent upgrades include an impressive interior iron and glass door, custom sunshades and oversized wood framed screen doors. There are AC’s and ceiling fans throughout the house.
The kitchen featuring contemporary hardwood cabinetry and high end appliances, beckons the home chef and offers all the pleasures of easy entertaining. The attractive living room boasts a spectacular built in media center with built in display shelving and ample seating for visiting friends and family. An adjoining full size bathroom serves as both guest facility and the bathroom for the first of the two bedroom suites — a large, light filled room with direct access to the courtyard and pool. The spacious second bedroom with an en-suite bathroom is located at the rear of the property in a newly constructed, free standing casita offering additional privacy and a different perspective from across the courtyard. Both bedrooms feature custom made built in closets.
A shady overhang invites year round use of the pool and garden area and a staircase at the rear of the property ascends to a romantic roof terrace and welcomes guests to enjoy cocktails overlooking the city as the sun sets.