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Tuesday, November 28, 2023

To the manor born in García Ginerés

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Now on the market is a dreamy and magnificent 8,000-square-foot French Colonial Art Nouveau mansion in Mérida’s most desirable neighborhood. It is a five-minute drive from the historic downtown, shopping, hotels, and restaurants and just 15 minutes from all that Mérida’s north offers.

This romantic property is a lush and airy oasis with five bedrooms and six full bathrooms. Built in 1915, it occupies a 1,770-square-meter lot —a quarter of a block —in García Ginerés.

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This residence was meticulously restored and fully renovated in 2018, including all plumbing and electrical systems. It is accented with Murano and Kelly Wearstler lighting and Franz Veigner bath fixtures. Stunning original pasta tile floors and French doors complement the soaring archways and 20-foot ceilings.

The ground floor features a formal living and a dining room, which open onto a separate terrace. There is a luxurious master suite comprised of a bedroom and bathroom, dressing room and den, with wall-to-wall Italian statuary marble floors in the bathroom and silver-plate hardware.

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Separate from the main house and across a covered breezeway are two kitchens, a service room, and a laundry room. The main kitchen boasts an original canopy with an indoor gas grill. In contrast, the service kitchen features stainless-steel countertops, a six-burner stove, and a bank of refrigerators for plenty of cold storage.

The upper story is reached by a terrazzo floating staircase and is surrounded on three sides by tiled exterior terraces with dramatic views of the property. Guests retire to the spacious tiled ensuite bathrooms featuring Italian statuary marble sinks.

Neil Youngson / Yucatan Homes and Lots

Alongside a flowering pergola with dining and seating areas, a new 50-foot filtered lap pool beckons. The home is surrounded on all four sides by mature gardens, including an orange orchard and raised aqua garden designed for growing vegetables year-round. Mandarin, sour orange, banana, and tamarind trees abound. 

Parking includes a garage for two vehicles and additional on-street parking for guests.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own one of the rarest legacy properties in the Yucatan.

This home is offered fully furnished at US$2,350,000 by Yucatán Homes and Lots. Contact Yury Di Pasquale at 999-947-2559 or yury@yucatanhomesandlots.com for more information. For a video and more information, visit the listing agent’s page.

Lee Steele
Lee Steele
Lee Steele is the founding director of Roof Cat Media and has published Yucatán Magazine and other titles since 2012.
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