Paved with 16th century cobblestones and lined with historic row homes, Calle Aldama is an intact Spanish colonial street in central Mexico’s San Miguel de Allende.
But look beyond one arched entry, and Casa Arcadia has peeled back the years. The modernized house was rebuilt by SMA Architecture & Design and decorated by Rachel Horn Interiors.
Arches continue in the skylight vestibule, where a staircase leads to the first level. High ceilings paired with walls of glass open to a patio dining terrace on one side and an outdoor sitting area on the other to offer an indoor-outdoor lifestyle.
Between the outdoor spaces are the high-ceiling dining room, crowned with wood beams, and the kitchen, outfitted with top-of-the-line appliances and marble finishes.
On the next floor up is the main living room, which opens to a walled swimming pool courtyard featuring a four-seat wet bar and a sunning deck. An arched hallway open to the courtyard leads to three of the four en suite bedrooms with such amenities as sitting areas, coffee bars and wine coolers. Two have fireplaces; another has French doors accessing the courtyard.
The top-level bedroom sits under an arched brick or boveda ceiling. The only room on the floor, it features Juliet balconies, a fireplace and a bathroom.
Two levels of rooftop terraces take in views of Parroquia, San Miguel’s pink-hued 17th-century church.
Other features of the casa include extensive storage, a staff kitchen and garage parking.
There are a total of four bedrooms and four bathrooms within the nearly 700 square meters, or more than 7,500 square feet, of living space.
Shopping, art galleries and restaurants are a short walk away.
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