A home in Centro just a flat 7 minute walk to El Jardín with a mature garden, spacious kitchen, carport, casita, panoramic views, and more - for under $1 million! Casa Cantera has it all. Atop the peak of a pedestrian-only alleyway, close to a vibrant commercial zone of small shops and restaurants, within blocks of the centuries-old San Juan Church and market, and yes... less than ten minutes flat walking to the Parroquia.
Stepping through the exterior door, you find an impressive patio lined in the same rose-colored Cantera stone that was used in the construction of the Parroquia and which features a glass enclosed sun room that opens entirely - including the retractable roof - and is filled with the sound of water softly falling from a 6-foot fountain.
The main home entrance through a glass foyer leads to the formal dining room adjoining the sunroom to one side and to the other side, the living room with fireplace and more glass doors which lead to a covered outdoor sitting area facing the lush garden.
The modern, generously proportioned kitchen has a small fireplace, granite countertops, double porcelain sink, large island with ample storage, an additional service counter with sink, new stainless appliances including dishwasher, walk-in pantry and a generous breakfast nook with another large fireplace that also opens onto the covered patio adjacent to the living room. A powder room is located off the foyer and the laundry room is adjacent to the kitchen.
The garden is a private and verdant oasis with a variety of fruit trees, flowering vines, a large cantera stone fountain, and features spacious al fresco dining atop cantera stone with a convenient outdoor cook area with sink, large gas grill and ample walk in storage room. Tucked among the trees is a light filled casita/suite with a full bath and kitchenette, perfect for guests or for use as an office or studio.
The main house has 3 bedrooms on the second floor, each with a fireplace. The back bedrooms have en suite baths and large, quiet balconies overlooking the garden. A third full bath is accessed off the hallway for use of guests in the other bedroom which is adjacent to a front facing covered balcony. The Master Suite on the floor above also enjoys a large private balcony above the garden and a grand ensuite bathroom with a full size tub tucked under a fireplace, a separate shower, water closet, two sinks, enviable vanity and a walk in closet. An additional office/media room across the hall has a fireplace and western facing windows.
The expansive roof terrace has incomparable 360-degree panoramic views of the Historic Centro, sunrise and glorious sunset views by framed by distant mountains.
The home was recently remodeled with all new plumbing and electric, marble stone floors and water pressurization and purification. The front patio has removable iron rails thereby creating a small but useful carport.
On a quiet residential street reminiscent of a by-gone era but replete with modern amenities, Casa Cantera, like San Miguel itself, it is a quintessential blend of all that makes our town so special and is at once a cozy home that is also ideal for entertaining and sharing the good life with friends and guests.