OH MY GOSH look at this colonial Mexican home House Crazy Sarah found on the interwebs! It’s for sale!
It appears rather stoic and formal from its street facade:
But inside, it is a phenomenal restoration of a colonial era home in the San Sebastian historic center of Merida in Yucatan, Mexico.
Its name is El Encanto – how sweet is that?
Enchanted indeed with original wall murals, hand-made doors, 18-foot ceilings and pasta tile floors. What the heck are pasta tiles?
Pasta tiles are: made in molds into which bits of colored cement paste are poured and arranged. A solid colored cement is poured as backing and the tiles are hydraulically pressed and left on their edges to dry in the sun. (source)
Not sure what that has to do with pasta, but it’s a novel concept.
The home has three bedrooms and four bathrooms with a library, kitchen, dining room, and sitting area that opens onto a covered patio overlooking the pool, garden and two-story casita.
Below you can glimpse the iron staircase which leads to an en-suite bedroom with full bath and art studio.
Every room is a visual delight…
Fun fact: Merida and Yucatan enjoy the reputation of being the safest major city and the safest state in Mexico. It is a popular relocation destination with American and Canadian ex-pats.
The kitchen may be narrow, but look how charming it is:
The bathrooms have been updated but they retain some rustic and original features…
The home is filled with original art and period furniture.
House Crazy Sarah is loving the flamingo pink bathroom!
The garden is protected by old stone walls covered in flowering vines. The idyllic dipping pool is the shimmering centerpiece.
El Encanto is for sale by owner for $335,000 USD.
If interested, contact: Josie Hyde