When a home becomes a labor of love…

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Andrea Dougherty, from our Fairbanks Ranch office, just listed a piece of property that is truly unique. I had the opportunity to tour the property and to meet the owners who for years labored to build their dream home. A home that represents to them everything they loved about a place they hold as very special, San Miguel De Allende. The owners imported vintage doors and iron gates from a church they found in the iconic town and flew in master carpenters from Mexico. The roof and floor tiles are reclaimed and imported from Italy. There are  countless artfully carved wood doors and arched hallways and distressed beams and barrel ceilings that were hand troweled.  It is evident that no part of the house was without much thought and consideration. A project that took several years  and attention to every detail, is now for sale.

To see more about this amazing home, CLICK HERE

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Truly in a league of its own, this extraordinary and breathtakingly romantic RSF hacienda compound evokes the mood of an authentic Spanish Colonial enclave. An artful blend of exquisite architectural detailing and imported materials, this two+ acre estate offers an enchanting array of stone cobble, magnificently carved wooden doors, columns and accents, intricate wrought iron, antique lighting and imported tilework. Stunning carved front doors, imported from a church in Mexico, frame phenomenal iron gates hand forged by master iron workers. Roof and floor tiles are reclaimed and imported from Italy, while all fireplaces (9 throughout the home) as well as columns and kitchen and bath cabinetry were intricately hand carved in Mexico. Countless artfully carved wood doors, arched hallways, distressed beams and barrel ceilings, hand troweled plaster, imported stone flooring, grand hallways and gorgeous mullioned windows just hint at the extent of the meticulous attention to detail characterizing this legendary property. Located within private and gated Fairbanks Ranch, replete with equestrian center, horse trails, tennis compound, lake and park lands, this residence also offers its own resort amenities. Recreating a true palazzo feel, the backyard entertainment area features expansive cobblestone decking, three outdoor fireplaces, multiple niche courtyards, a large covered veranda, lavish tropical plantings and lighting schemes, outdoor kitchen with gas and charcoal grill and pizza oven, plus stunning pool and spa. Showcasing approximately 13,000 square feet of living space, the property encompasses 12 bathrooms (including a half bath) and 9 bedrooms. The estate also offers a beautifully appointed detached guest house. This charming small villa retreat incorporates two large bedroom suites, a full kitchen and living room with fireplace. Additionally, the compound includes another separate guest house that is perfectly positioned to double as a home office with easy access from the front motor court. A gourmet’s delight, the kitchen offers a walk in refrigerator, lovely painted tile work, gracefully arched windows and hand crafted cabinetry. The stately, wood clad library, located off of the master suite, sports a box beam ceiling and tin tiles hand carved in Mexico. A wine cellar, sauna/steam room, gymnasium, game room, media room/home theater, home office, maid’s quarters, detached laundry center, full bar, four car garage and finished attic are just a few of the other special features that salute the good life.

To contact Andrea, click here: andreadougherty.pacificsothebysrealty.com

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