Jaw-dropping extravagance at every turn in this private Itzimná sanctuary

A rare, artisanal retreat beckons on a quiet street in Mérida

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A grand, artisanal villa sanctuary is for sale in Mérida’s pretty Itzimná neighborhood. Contact Mitch Keenan at Mexico International.

On a quiet street in beautiful Itzimná sits a stately, romantic villa, that speaks to your heart while blowing your mind. 

The villa is remarkable not just for its scale, but for its astonishing details — not just gilding, but solid, impeccable hand-carved details, from floor to ceiling, and from left to right. 

A grand, artisanal villa sanctuary is for sale in Mérida’s pretty Itzimná neighborhood. Contact Mitch Keenan at Mexico International.

The property’s high walls stretch down the street, containing the villa in mystery. Those fortunate to be invited inside immediately see an oasis of mature trees, tasteful gardens, and elegant water fountains. The sheer size of the 43,000-square-foot property is, of course, striking on its own. Way in the distance — is that part of the property? Yes, it is. 

Closer to the main house, one can appreciate the multitude of leaded glass windows, with metal protectores that exactly mirror their intricate designs. Red flagstone shipped in from San Luis Potosí is underfoot, winding throughout the gardens, patios and the five-car garage. Arches are hand-carved stone. Above, intricate tile work add even more visual interest on the ceilings.

A grand, artisanal villa sanctuary is for sale in Mérida’s pretty Itzimná neighborhood. Contact Mitch Keenan at Mexico International.

The house was built for a former governor of Yucatán and later sold to the present owner who took two years to add countless artisanal details — hand-carved stones, hardwood, vaulted ceilings, and many surprising details throughout that gracious and welcoming Spanish-style villa. Absolutely everything is hand-carved from natural materials. 

Also clear is the care in which this house was kept. Everything has been impeccably groomed and maintained. The villa may possess old-world charm, but it’s as good as new. All the rooms are air-conditioned. Unlike many homes here, the main house escapes moisture problems because it was built on a foundation that lifts it from the damaging moisture in the ground. 

A grand, artisanal villa sanctuary is for sale in Mérida’s pretty Itzimná neighborhood. Contact Mitch Keenan at Mexico International.

The property even includes a private, meditative capilla — a shaded chapel that inspires meditation and calm. On the slightly more modern side, the chauffeur’s house has been converted into an apartment complete with a solid onyx wet bar.

The property alone makes this villa worth considering. The craftsmanship, attention to detail, and love that was poured into this house bring it over the top. 

Without being there, it’s impossible to completely appreciate the quality, sense of space and tranquility, artistry, detail, and love that created this spectacular home.

A grand, artisanal villa sanctuary is for sale in Mérida’s pretty Itzimná neighborhood. Contact Mitch Keenan at Mexico International.

The details

Property size: 43,000 square feet

Living Area: 12,000 square feet

Bedrooms: 6

Bathrooms: 8

Garage: 5 vehicles

Amenities include: Garage ample for five vehicles, multiple terraces, custom pool with replica aqueduct water feature 

Offered at: US$2,599,000 

See more at mexintl.com

For a private tour contact Colm Cooney, colmyucatan@gmail.com, 999-169-6430 or Mitch Keenan, miguelsmexico@gmail.com, 999-920-6856

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