Enjoy the experience of stepping through an elegant portal of ornately carved double doors into Casa Ladrillera to discover the treasure within. Designed by renowned architect Nicole Bisgaard, this stunning five bedroom home features superb craftsmanship by local and international artisans, with top-quality finishes and airy, high ceilings throughout. From the inviting, beautifully lit, double-height entrance, one’s eye is drawn first out to the lovely waterfall in the lower courtyard and then up the wide, welcoming staircase to the second-floor landing and terrace. The enviable kitchen offers the finest appliances and finishes, including a Wolf double range and Sub-Zero refrigerator, exquisite marble...and granite, a huge island, and thoughtfully designed cabinetry. The kitchen opens onto a large breakfast room with fireplace, one of nine fireplaces in the home. Attractive doors close off the breakfast room from the adjoining dining room for entertaining. Behind those doors lie concealed butler’s pantries. The expansive living room features a grand fireplace and wall of glass doors opening onto the lower courtyard with its waterfall and grill area. From this level, gracefully curved stairs lead to the upper courtyard, where one can enjoy the elegant swimming pool and lawn, and a grand loggia providing a covered area for entertaining, with a beautiful fireplace. The pool room opens onto the temperature-controlled wine cellar and an office area. A mature mesquite tree provides shade and character. Solar panels power the house and the pool, and there is a high-end water purification system. All five of the large bedrooms have gas fireplaces, and the one in the master also burns wood. Their luxurious bathrooms include high-end fittings, radiant heating in the marble floors, and lovely light. The bedrooms, as well as most other rooms, have air conditioning mini splits and electric blinds. The master and two other bedrooms are located around the pool courtyard, off an intriguing hallway where the special finish on the walls is particularly beautiful in the light from a series of custom lantern-style fixtures. The master bedroom and bath offer especially gorgeous spaces, with a freestanding bathtub looking out on a private garden and stunning custom doors, as well as huge walk-in closets. The other two generous bedrooms are located on the second floor. Between them lies an elegant terrace with a view of the garden and pool, with steps up to an additional, private sunbathing terrace. Casa Ladrillera enjoys an ideal location near the center of everything but tucked away on a quiet street. This gem, hidden behind two of the most beautiful doors of San Miguel, must be seen to be believed.
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