The moment you step through the gate, you know you’ve arrived somewhere special. A feeling of complete tranquility fills these lush grounds designed by master urban gardener, Luc Monzies. You will sense that everything about this multi unit estate, ideally situated between Guadiana and Centro, was created with love and magic. This distinctive property has an artisans touch ~ lots of charm, light, privacy, two income producing units, and a large art studio among other benefits.
A vine covered patio surrounded by French doors leads the way into the main house. You enter through the cozy, welcoming sala. Adjacent to the sala ~ an elegant dining room with hand painted, built-in cabinets, fireplace and tall French doors. Then pass through a set of antique doors into the cheerful “cooks” kitchen. This kitchen features handmade ceramic tile, gas cooktop, a top of the line Amana electric oven, a Thermador hood/ventilator, lots of prep room, pull out cutting boards, easy glide deep, heavy duty drawers, a pull out pantry, and French doors leading back out to the patio for morning coffee or brunch or…
The ground floor has a grand bedroom with hand stenciled walls, French doors with wooden shutters, fireplace with gas logs, and a full bathroom (with deep soaking tub). In addition there is a guest bath.
The second floor features:
An intricately stenciled bedroom with incredible light coming through the tall French windows on three sides of the room, and En-suite ~ a walk-in closet and bathroom with shower (and of course, hand painted tiles); A large laundry room with skylight; AND a FABULOUS a light filled art studio (about 700 sq.ft – including a double metal work sink, countertops and cabinets). Could easily be converted into another bedroom with a bath or a family room.
Off the art studio is a stairway to the stars ~ An urban roof garden with fabulous views for enjoying fireworks, globo gazing, romantic dinners.
To preserve privacy for all occupants and guests, The two detached units included on this property have their own separate entrances and kitchens.
These 2 Studio Casitas have proven to provide a steady income on Airbnb or as private rentals.
Downstairs Casita ~ lovely, soft light streams through the lower level casita featuring a queen size bed, closet, built in desk/drawer/bookshelves, and a cozy sitting area with a fireplace (gas logs). It’s kitchen features concrete countertop/sink as well as a breakfast counter/cabinet, comfortably seating two.
The bathroom has walls of marbled tortoise shell tone, a “power” shower, and local artists light fixtures/mirror/sink.
Upstairs Casita ~ Up the stone stairwell into a quiet space with abundant, all day light, conducive to writing, reading, creating, resting or just living the “dream”. The casita features a kitchenette, built-in desk/bookshelves, gas wall heater, small closet space, full bathroom, and, for a nice cross breeze, two small balconies overlooking the gracious gardens and a mural of the town. Gas wall heater.Grounds and buildings~ special features
Solar power (electric and water – battery back up)
Purified water systems.
A Rain catching cistern system – great for dry season gardening