For Sale USD $850,000 - House
HOME FOR SALE CASA SMITH
Callejon de la Mina 19, Chapala, Jalisco, 45920, Rancho del Oro
USD $850, 000
On the gentle hillside of Rancho del Oro, this home is still in Ajijic Village but enjoys a peacefulness seldom found – largely due to its exclusive cul de sac location. The homes views are truly stunning and highly prized. It’s unique custom design appeals to a sophisticated world traveler and has overtones of mid century Frank Lloyd Wright design. (especially celebrating his time in Japan). It offers zoned living with private floors for the homeowner and guests but united by elegant stairs and a hydraulic 3 floor elevator (clearly superior to the more typical and slower cabled elevator). With over 6300 square feet of construction (589 sq meters) it is one of Ajijic’s show homes but is competitively priced at $850,000 USD.
Many of our areas grand homes are the dream creations of some of our world traveling residents. In a world of cookie cutter homes this property is impressively unique with its sanctuary Zen garden, Japanese style pool side pavilion and numerous Feng Shui elements.
There is a grand staircase in the foyer with a soaring window showcasing the Siera Madre mountains. This leads up to the Master suite as well as down to the guest floor. There is also an elevator in the foyer that services the homes 3 floors.
The Homeowners Suite encompasses the entire second floor. The bedroom has a Soaring Brick Bovida Cupola with a round skylight supporting a chandelier. A diamond door flank the bed and leads to a mountain view solarium perfect for tropical palms and orchids. The ensuite bath is elegant with its white marble countertops, black cabinetry, marble flooring, double sink vanity, walk in shower and jacuzzi spa tub with lake views. There are 2 dressing room closets, AND a lake view terrace AND a home office. WOW!!!
This home has its own guest floor with a grand bedroom with walls of closets and a stunning ensuite bath plus a den AND an office all with lake views! There is an additional half bath off the den and this could be reconfigured as a third bedroom with a full bath if desired.
Slightly below the Guest floor is the pool terrace. This is a sanctuary space surrounded by privacy walls and vegetation. The pool is solar heater with a waterfall and a jacuzzi jet area and features a minimalist Koi mosaic that symbolizes good fortune, wealth and prosperity. There is the Pool “tea house” pavilion with Shoji style walls, green glazed ceramic roof tiles and upturned Asian roof profile. I think it is the perfect place for a poolside massage or spa services ideal for relaxing and entertaining and is plumbed for an outdoor kitchen or bar including gas line. An arched bridge, Zen garden elements and another pavilion housing the pool pump, filter and equipment truly make this a sanctuary oasis!
It has a thoughtful design for day to day living but also entertaining on an intimate or grand scale as well as hosting visiting guests with style. One of the prestige neighborhoods of Ajijic Village – Rancho Del Oro – known for its stunning estate homes with breathtaking lake, mountain and village views. When the current owners saw what the original owners created they fell in love – just as I did when I first viewed this remarkable home.
FEATURES & EXTRAS
- Dishwasher, Stove, Refrigerator, Clothes washer, Garbage disposal, Microwave, Oven, Clothes dryer
- Lot: 464 m2 – 4, 994 sq ft Const:589 m2 – 6,340 sq ft
- Property Tax: $411 USD Annually Approx