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Discretely hidden from the street by a rock wall such as one would find in an old monastery, in the prestigious Malanquin Golf and Country Club, find Casa Ojo del Sol – an oasis of privacy and comfort where Monarch butterflies frolic in the gardens.
Stepping into the courtyard, leaving the embrace of the “zaguán” entryway with its high barrel ceiling and shading walls is like being welcomed into a bright Mediterranean villa reflecting the best traditions of Spain and Italy, complete with an elegant rock wall fountain, flowering vines and a manicured courtyard garden as the focal point for the home’s front room and dining room, kitchen and guest bedroom suite which face onto the patio. Wooden shuttered French doors and symmetrical upper windows set the tone for the graceful proportions in Casa Ojo del Sol with its artisanal craftsmanship in carved cantera stone, natural wood and tile throughout, all creating a sense of history and elegance.
Wooden beams and traditional tejamanil wood bark in woven patterns define ceilings that soar above the front room and dining room, leading to the wide cantera tiled stairway under a grand skylight framed in craftsman-fit wood which showers light down into the house – this is the Ojo del Sol (Eye of the sun) for which the home received its name.
Of note, at the back walls of dining room and stairway is the direct connections to the home’s ‘extra’ lot behind the house, which could be opened to accommodate even grander space for the living area or become the dramatic entrance to a pavilion, gardens with pool or orchard setting. The additional 487 m2 of land for a total of 927 m2 provides an insurance of privacy and value for the future.
As designed by San Miguel’s well-known architect, Alan Wilkerson, the flow of front room, dining room and kitchen wrapping around the courtyard patio lined in floor-to-ceiling windows invite indoor and outdoor living, naturally arranged for large group entertaining or quiet mornings sipping coffee alone. The kitchen is a bright space topped in lovely blond granite and surrounded by hand-hewn cabinetry by master wood-worker Manual Padron. The main floor guest bedroom suite shares a bath and can also be visualized as office, studio or exercise space.
Upstairs, commanded by the Ojo del Sol feature, encounter the serenity of a supremely private realm – an over-sized master bedroom with an intricately carved cantera fireplace anchoring the room under the expanse of wooden beams, while along the open walkway under the grand Ojo del Sol skylight find an office / library retreat complete with patio, facing the sunrise…and yes, where the Monarchs fly.Updated on October 31, 2022 at 12:32 pm