The nameplate on this house in San Miguel De Allende in Mexico reads “Casa de los Leones” which means “House of the Lions.” Considering the scale and splendor of this property, the name fits quite nicely, and you’ll definitely be tempted to make it the “kingdom” you come home to at night.
It’s evident you’ve found something special from the moment you enter the front gate. The mature trees, lush greenery and explosion of colorful blooms, create a park like environment, while the short rock walls solidly delineate the various areas.
Two carved lions on either side of the entry steps welcome you to their grand home.
The living room sets the stage for the spacious proportions enjoyed by the rest of the home. It features a carved cantera fireplace, multiple window seats and an arched cut out which overlooks the adjoining dining room.
This lovely dining room is made even more attractive with a large overhead light well and a side wall of hand hewn rock. Next to the dining room is an informal sitting area with its own fireplace and cut out which communicates with the kitchen. Located just beyond the sitting area, the sunroom boasts a wall of windows with decorative ironwork and built-in seating that spans the width of the room.
The great room has the wall of windows bordering the sitting area which looks out onto the terrace. The large terrace with mature trees and plenty of space for lounging offers wonderful views to the city and even some of the churches.
The master suite includes a library/office that is large enough for a grand desk and numerous bookcases and sliding glass doors which open out to a private patio with fountain.
The grounds include multiple terraces and patios surrounded by vines and flowering bushes as well as a stunning pool, lounge area, and adjoining pool house/staff room.
This home is listed for $1.5 million with CDR Bienes Raices San Miguel and is showcased by Luxury Portfolio.
Deidre Woollard served as the lead editor on Luxist.com for six years writing about real estate, auctions, jewelry and luxury goods. Her love for luxury real estate led her to work at realtor.com and two of the top real estate brokerages in Los Angeles as well as doing publicity for properties around the world.