Casa Capsula del Tiempo
San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, MÃ©xico
Status: Under Contract
This lovely colonial home is located on Calle Aldama, recently named “The 4th Most Beautiful Street in the World” by Architectural Digest. This iconic and picturesque lane in Centro San Miguel is just one block from the main plaza and the famous Parroquia.
Something of a time capsule, this home has been very well kept, yet relatively untouched for the past 50 years. It’s a rare opportunity to enjoy its enchanting ambiance or renovate to your heart’s content.
The front door opens into a spacious covered hall with a few steps leading into the main interior courtyard. To the right of the hall is a colonial-era sala with double height ceilings. It offers a window to the street, viga beamed ceilings and a cozy fireplace.
A few steps up at the end of the room are double doors that lead to the first bedroom. The bedroom has its own separate entrance from the terrace and private access to a full bath that also doubles as a guest bath.
From the entrance hallway a few steps bring you up the main level outdoor terrace. This central courtyard, beautifully landscaped with gorgeous mature growth flowering vines, connects the living and dining areas to the kitchen and has a covered outdoor dining area. The kitchen is cozy, but large enough for a breakfast nook under the window and room for the chef to maneuver.
The second bedroom connects to a second living/dining area via a few short steps, and has its own full bath and dressing area. The beauty of the two main bedrooms is that they directly connect to a living area, creating the sense of a private “guest suite” at either end of the property. Both bedrooms have a second entrance door that opens directly onto the courtyard.
The third bedroom is as compact as a train compartment, with built in bunk beds and its own full bath. Ideal for children and appreciative guests, this room could also double as an office or a quiet Zoom room.
Beyond the third bedroom is an entrance that leads to a lovely and spacious back garden area and laundry. Currently, there is a workshop in this back area, but it could easily accommodate a wonderful outdoor kitchen, pool area or additional casita.
In the main central courtyard, next to the kitchen, is an outdoor staircase to the rooftop terrace. There is a shady covered seating area as well as open terrace space with amazing sunset views to the west and close ups of Centro San Miguel’s renowned Baroque skyline.
Perfectly located on Calle Aldama, one short block from the main plaza, this home is a rare opportunity to experience a bygone era of San Miguel. Beautifully furnished, this property is offered completely turn key.
Land: 336 m2 | Const: 280 m2