Combine countryside living, close proximity to the city, a neighboring golf course and common area equestrian facilities and you have the planned community of Rancho La Loma, just outside of San Miguel de Allende in the highlands region of central Mexico.
The luxury subdivision, set behind a stone entrance, encompasses green and treed areas, cobblestone streets, 36 stables, a riding arena and a riding hall. Its Tuscany-inspired homes feature gabled tile roofs, stone walls and wood accents.
Villa Toscana is a Mediterranean-style contemporary featuring wrought-iron railings and window coverings, supporting columns, a stone facade, thick wooden beams and a rotunda staircase. Carved wood surrounds the double-door entry.
Lofty ceilings with wood beams and terra-cotta tile floors grace the interiors, which include a living room, a study, a breakfast room, the kitchen and two service rooms.
The formal dining room, with a raised-hearth fireplace, can accommodate a table for 10. Glass-paneled doors open to the back of the house.
The primary suite, set on the second floor, has its own fireplace and vaulted wood ceilings. There are a total of five bedrooms and five bathrooms.
Surrounded by cypress trees, the 2,649 square meters (more than a half-acre) of grounds include a swimming pool and gardens. The lower lawn features a stone-lined pond with an arched bridge walkway.
Terraces expand the 681 square meters (7,330 square feet) of living space outdoors. A roof overhang covers an outdoor bar, an al fresco dining area and a lounge area. Steps lead down to the swimming pool, which has a retractable cover.
Additional features include solar panels and an automatic sprinkler system.
Jessica Patterson of CDR San Miguel is the listing agent for the property in the state of Guanajuato. The asking price is US $1.75 million.
San Miguel de Allende is a well-preserved colonial-era city known for its Spanish and Mexican baroque architecture and historic central district. Both Querétaro Intercontinental Airport and León-Bajío International Airport are about an hour drive away.
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