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CASA DEL ARQUITECTO

499,000 USD

CONSTRUCTION: 320 m2 / 3,444 ft 2

LOT SIZE: 204 m2 / 2,196 ft 2

BEDROOMS: 3

FULL BATHROOMS: 2

HALF BARTHROOMS: 2

GARAGE: 6

FLOORS: 3

FURNISHED

From its lofty perch in Rinconada Balcones, this modern masterpiece by award-winning architect Felipe Argüelles offers superb design and all the amenities you’d expect in a million-dollar home.

 

Minutes away from San Miguel’s “Charco del Ingenio” botanical garden and adjacent to its own green space of jacaranda and mesquite trees, this urban oasis makes the most of its site – from its ground level garage and workshop to its expansive rooftop terrace with panoramic views in every direction. 

 

From the gated front entry, visitors ascend a dramatic covered outdoor staircase with an oversized glass door to the home’s main level. An expert mix of rustic and modern surfaces, including beamed ceilings, smooth walls and travertine floors come together to give it a distinctive, gallery-like feel.

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Morning sunlight moves through the double height great room through massive 20 foot sliding doors which open onto a secure, screened outdoor living room and low maintenance garden. Outfitted with steel planters, a fountain and a grill area, this dramatic open space offers true indoor/outdoor living on a grand scale.

 

The adjacent kitchen is sleek, stylish and outfitted for a gourmet chef.  With stainless steel appliances, custom walnut cabinetry and honed black granite countertops it’s truly the heart of this magnificent home, and the perfect space for cooking and entertaining family and friends.  

 

The main floor master suite is generously sized and features large double pane windows overlooking the green space. The luxurious bath offers a huge walk-in shower with dual heads, dual vanities, separate WC and walk-in closet. Both bedrooms are equipped with silent HVAC units for year-round comfort.

 

Upstairs, the open plan media room includes an office area, with ample space to enjoy movies, entertainment and sporting events. The sliding wall panels overlooking the great room can be easily closed off to make this a private guest bedroom with convenient access to the Jack and Jill bath that’s shared with the second bedroom. 

 

There’s also a flexible space perfect to use as exercise room and a stairway leading up to the fourth floor roof top terrace. From here, you’ll enjoy jaw-dropping vistas of the entire city from sunrise to sunset and a dramatic Fire Pit for nigh time enjoyment. With another half bath and laundry area, plus both open and covered open spaces, you’ve truly got it made in the shade, all year round.

 

From top to bottom, every inch of this 4,000 square foot home offers exquisite craftsmanship, advanced technology and exceptional security and comfort. The ground level 6-car garage is prepped with plumbing and can easily be customized to create a studio, private casita or other flexible space.

 

Don’t miss your chance to own this stunning modern masterpiece in Mexico’s most picturesque and beloved City. 

Casa del Arquitecto is also an Investment Property

 

We have already done the hard work! Casa del Arquitecto is a very succesful short term rental.  If you contemplate the idea of partially living in San Miguel de Allende, you can be sure that this home will only increase your estate.

 

Check our rental page.

Casa del Arquitecto can also be a Travelers Tool

 

Casa del Arquitecto has been accepted as part of the exclusive thirdhome.com club. If you dream of traveling around the world staying in unique private homes, you can trade time in Casa del Arquitecto with other like-minded members and avoid paying hefty rental fees. Now you can travel more often and spontaneously.

LIST OF INCLUDED ITEMS AND SPECIFICATIONS IN THE 499,000 USD PRICE

 

Carpentry

  • All carpentry is custom made with high quality Walnut Wood and fine hardware pulls and hinges

  • Swing doors

  • Pocket and barn Doors

  • Sliding walls 

  • Closet in guest bedroom

  • Bath room cabinets

  • Master bedroom dresser

  • Kitchen cabinets

  • Pantry

  • Great room drawers

  • Media room walk in closet

  • TV unit with shelves

  • Bookshelf

Media

  • Internet access all around 

  • LAN wired net

 

Included Appliances

  • Whirlpool stainless steel 15´ refrigerator 

  • Whirlpool stainless steel gas cooktop

  • Whirlpool stainless steel dishwasher

  • Whirlpool stainless steel electric wall oven

  • Stainless steel built in gas grill in garden

 

Glass and Window Features

  • Tempered glass main door

  • All round tempered glass railing in roof top terrace

  • Tempered glass doors in master bathroom

  • Tempered glass doors in guest bathroom

  • Double pane windows in master bedroom, guest bedroom and media room

 

Textiles

  • Privacy and black out roll down curtains in master bedroom  

  • Privacy and black out roll down curtains in guest bedroom  

  • Privacy and black out roll down curtains in media room

  • Privacy roll down curtain in great room

 

Gas Equipment

  • Easy access from street gas tank with remote indicator

  • Remote controlled gas burner in living room

  • Gas fire pit in roof top

  • On demand hot water heater 

 

Electric Equipment

  • Properly grounded house

  • Generous circuit layout

  • Voltage peak protection

  • 2 - 220v electric meters 

  • Automatic front garage door with electro mechanic pistons

  • Automatic inside garage retractable door

  • Enclosed shop-garage wired for future casita use

  • Enclosed shop-garage has water proof electric receptacles 

Light Fixtures 

  • Decorative wall lamps in master bedroom 

  • All around recessed lights, some LED

  • Dimmable lights in living area

  • Custom recessed track lights in great room

  • LED wall lamps in garden and roof top terrace

  • LED strips in roof top cover

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  • Plumbing equipment

  • 5000 liter cistern 

  • Franklin electric variable speed constant pressure submersible pump

  • All qround high quality bathroom fixtures

  • Helvex drains, toilets, shower faucets

  • Grohe extension telephone shower heads

  • Fiberglass tub 

  • Stainless steel sinks in kitchen, garden and rooftop terrace

  • Garbage disposal under kitchen sink

  • Mud room with faucet and basin

  • “1/4 Turn” hose bibs in garden, garage, mud room and rooftop terrace

  • Enclosed garage plumbed for future casita use

 

Security

  • Peace of mind design home: live safe and travel safe

  • Architecturally designed steel protections around all windows and openings

  • 7 camera CCTV system with hard drive and remote app access

  • Video door bell

  • Front door buzzer

  • Tritium alarm system with two remotes and code panel

 

Other features

  • All around mosquito net protection

  • Pet door with secure and easy access

  • Indoor dog house

 

Inside Landscape  

  • Large steel planter with lavender in rooftop terrace

  • Steel planter in garage

  • Steel Planter with vines in garden

  • Sculptural yuca tree in garden

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  • Outside Landscape

  • Enjoy the adjacent green area with the architect´s curated landscape

  • 5 mature jacaranda tree (lilac bloom in spring) 

  • 2 huizache trees

  • 1 mesquite tree

  • 1 evergreen privet

  • Various cacti

  • Various others

 

AVAILABLE PACKAGES AT EXTRA COST

 

1. TURNKEY PACKAGE

+49,000 USD

 

This architect’s personal “dream home” can optionally come as a turnkey property – with lovely furnishings and everything you need. The only thing missing is YOU! 
 

Included furniture

Master

  • King size bed with head board and 2 night stands

  • Dresser

  • Walk in closet with drawers, long and short hangers and shoe rack

 

Guest Bedroom 

  • Queen size bed 

  • Kid friendly modular couch

  • 2 day beds


Dining Room

  • Dining room table

  • 6 chairs

  • 3 Bar Stools

 

Living Room

  • Sofa for 3 

  • Sofa for 2

  • Cushioned bench

  • Coffee table

  • 5 cushions

  • Rug

 

Media Room

  • Desk 

  • Office chair

  • Sofa bed

  • 2 cushions

  • 2 chairs


Outdoors

  • 2 outdoor love seats with sunbrella cushions

  • 4 outdoor chairs with sunbrella cushions

  • 2 large outdoor center tables

  • 2 hammocks

 

Media

  • LG LED 55” TV

  • Sonos - 2 speakers in great room

 

Appliances

  • Whirlpool stainless steel microwave

  • Brand new coffee maker

  • Brand new blender 

  • Whirlpool front loader washer

  • Whirlpool front loader electric dryer

 

Included Kitchen items

  • 8 Pieces white Dinnerware Set

  • 8 Pieces Silverware

  • Brand new pot and pan set

  • Brand new plastic container set

  • Brand new kitchen utensil set 

  • Brand new wine glass set

  • Brand new glass set

 

Textiles

  • 2 big and 2 small new towels and 1 bath rug for Master bathroom

  • 4 big and 4 small new towels and 1 bath rug for guest bathroom

  • 2 new small towels for powder room 

  • 2 new small towels for terrace half bath

  • 2 new towels for kitchen 

  • 1 set of new bed linen for the masterbedroom and for the guest bedroom each

  • 2 Pillows and 1 Duvet insert in each the master bedroom and guest bedroom

 

Electric Equipment

  • 8 en phase photovoltaic panels with micro inverter (close to net)

  • Professional task lighting in enclosed shop-garage

  • 1 ton York AC- heat pump in master bedroom

  • 1 ton York AC- heat pump in guest bedroom

 

Light Fixtures 

  • Mega foot lamp in great room 

  • Office desk lamp

 

Plumbing equipment

  • 3 step water purification system 

  • Water softener

 

Inside Landscape  

  • 5 steel planters with olive trees in roof top terrace

 

2. TRANSFORM THE ENCLOSED GARAGE INTO A CASITA

+59,000 USD

 

See renderings and plans. Make this an extra income unit or host your guests with the ease of independent entrances for casita and main House.

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3. INCLUDE ELEVATOR WITH STOPS IN ALL 4 LEVELS

+49,000 USD

 

See renderings and plans. Includes all the necessary modifications to walls and structure of the house as well as a complete residential elevator from MH ELEVA with stops in all 4 levels. 

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4. ADDITIONAL PRIVATE BATH FOR GUEST BEDROOM 

+9,000 USD

 

See renderings and plans. Turn the Jack and Jill expansive Bathroom into two full bathrooms to give the guest bedroom and media room a Private Bathroom each.

All the above-mentioned modifications and inclusions can be performed by seller. Buyer should pay for them on an independent contract and they can not be included in the cost of the house.