Modernist-Deco was designed and built by one of Mérida’s most noted architect/builders artfully combines charming elements from an original Art Deco structure with the clean lines of contemporary new construction. Located on Calle 51, a quiet, wide, bus free street, in the heart of sought after Colonia Santa Ana, this house could be equally enjoyed as a full time residence, a winter retreat or an investment rental property. This home is centrally located near all the sites along Paseo Montejo, as well as numerous popular restaurants and cafes.
Entering from the street, a series of connected interior patios ensures security, privacy and optimal ventilation. At the front of the house, a cozy office/studio offers many flexible possibilities including use as a third bedroom. An airy covered walkway, framed with elegant arches reflecting Merida’s Moorish heritage opens to a tropical courtyard featuring a splashing fountain and leads to the main portion of the house. An ample guest suite with its attractive en-suite bathroom offers its own private indoor garden and affords visitors independence and privacy. At the center of the home, a high ceilinged open plan Great Room includes the handsome chef’s kitchen, equipped with high end appliances including dishwasher and 5 burner stovetop. This spacious room easily encompasses an adjacent dining area and comfortable indoor seating options-modern living at its best! Finishes and surfaces throughout are of the highest quality and include custom woodwork using local hardwoods, stone countertops and elegant contemporary light fixtures. A series of oversized sliding screened panels look out over the inviting pool and garden and open directly to a deep covered portal with plenty of space for relaxed outdoor dining and seating. The combination of an ideal North/South exposure and a grove of old growth trees in the neighboring properties, make this an inviting garden in which to spend time year round. Framing one side of the pool, the large Master Bedroom suite is a tranquil retreat with beautifully crafted louvered windows and doors. This clever design allows maximum air flow and opens to a view of the pool and the hand hewn stone walls, a signature of this unique property. This suite includes plenty of built in closets and a bathroom connected to a private zen garden.