Monday, June 17, 2024

Take a tour of US $6.25M ex-hacienda listed in San Miguel de Allende

From brand partner | CDR San Miguel | Forbes Global Properties

After savoring some delicious Mexican cuisine in San Miguel’s lively and colorful main square (known as El Jardín), take a leisurely stroll down the famous cobbled streets and there you will find Casa Palikao. Unassuming from the outside, you’re greeted by an inscription on the door – “Año de 1764” – which gives you a sense of what’s to come.

There are a few exceptional places that you walk into and you’re immediately transported to another era. Casa Palikao is one of these. It’s easy to imagine the grand parties and lavish celebrations once held in this historical ex-hacienda.

Entry to Casa Palikao, a house that takes you back in time. (CDR San Miguel)

The moment the wooden antique front door swings open, there’s an overwhelming feeling of being surrounded by history, grandeur, expanse, and tranquility. The scale of Casa Palikao could seem mind-boggling at first sight, but this is not the case at all. Due to the property’s well-planned design, it’s a joy to continuously discover another beautifully decorated bedroom, a hidden garden gem or a customized wood-furnished office tucked away for maximum privacy.

“We are very proud to represent this amazing legacy property in the heart of San Miguel. The scale of the rooms, the thickness of the walls, this hacienda takes you back in time. You feel the history the moment you walk through the front door,” says Ann Dolan, luxury real estate luxury at | CDR San Miguel | Forbes Global Properties and Casa Palikao’s listing agent. 

House highlights:

  • A unique hacienda just steps away from the vibrant center of San Miguel de Allende
  • Beautifully renovated by internationally renowned Paris-born designer Anne-Marie Midy and local craftsmen to preserve its 18th-century colonial architecture and soul
  • The 1157 sq meter construction area consists of a seven-bedroom, eight-bath luxury private residence spread over an expanse of 1362 sq meters of land, with two houses and two private entrances each with its own garage
  • Boasting 2 open-air courtyards with private gardens, a heated pool, endless patios, terraces and a rooftop botanical garden, this legacy property offers a lush oasis to relax or entertain in.

The main entrance invites you to luxuriate in the central landscaped courtyard with outdoor dining and pool area. Illuminated by tasteful star lanterns, a nod to San Miguel’s traditional handcrafts, they provide a warm light for those lazy summer evenings spent relaxing in the extra large deck chairs or entertaining with friends and family.

Each of the 7 spacious bedrooms exudes warmth and comfort, thanks to cozy antique-style cantera fireplaces, hand-painted ceilings, original wooden beams, bespoke wooden furniture, and distinctive ironwork. A stunning combination that displays the clients’ and designer’s exquisite taste and a testament to local craftsmanship in San Miguel. 

This home exemplifies indoor-outdoor living. (CDR San Miguel)

A large sky-lit living room, adorned with two fireplaces, is a perfect spot to snuggle up with a good book. Contrasting the soft hues of the living room is a dramatic dining room on the other side of the hall. With towering beamed ceilings, bougainvillea red walls, and an original chandelier, it’s an intoxicating mix of colonial Mexican times. Behind an elegant wooden door, lies a fully equipped kitchen with its own private back garden and stairs leading to a staff apartment. 

Botanical gardens and regional landscaped spaces, created by local landscape designer Timoteo Wachter, add a touch of serenity and tranquility to this opulent property. The intricate rooftop botanical garden was inspired by cacti and plants from every region of Mexico that the original owners visited. Adding an original touch, New York City-based artists and collaborators Ryan and Trevor Oakes spent a year creating the incredible mural on the roof terrace, which perfectly displays an extension of San Miguel’s downtown and its skyline. 

One of the most surprising features, found in the back garden, is an antique ruin that once served as a chapel. It’s been stabilized, but not restored and revived by a romantic fountain that opens out onto the rear courtyard. Flowering vines amplify the natural beauty of this ruin, which is said to have once had underground tunnels running into and around San Miguel. 

Rooftop garden and mural at Casa Palikao (CDR San Miguel)

Privacy is paramount to this Casa Palikao. With two private entrances and large garages, entry in and out of the property is seamless and a rarity for residences so centrally located. 

Nestled in the heart of San Miguel, Casa Palikao not only exudes history but offers a level of convenience that’s unmatched. This is a unique legacy property that needs to be lived in and celebrated. A place where families can gather and enjoy its history, warmth and soul, while savoring every inch of its magic.

CDR San Miguel is an exclusive invitation-only member of Forbes Global Properties, a membership of elite brokerages selling the world’s most luxurious homes.

Every corner is designed thoughtfully and tastefully. (CDR San Miguel)

For a virtual tour, video and more photos please visit Casa Palikao

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