This classic colonial masterpiece resides in Colonia Reforma, a very sought after area in the middle of Cuernavaca. Incredible demolition pieces were collected over 18 years with construction beginning January 1967 by the talented Engineer Juan Dubernard Chauveau who created his dream home La Rucia.
The origin of the elements of construction and decoration of special relevance are: the stone shield of the facade was more than 80 years on a farm wall located in Coyoacán, the main door belonged to the Amealco church in the state of Querétaro, the library door was part of the Hacienda de Corralejo in Pénjamo Guanajuato (Birthplace of Mexican Independence Hero, Reverend Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla) the courtyard and sidewalk tiles mostly came from the textile factory "La Perseverancia" (1835). Antique talavera tiles, etched glass doors, stain glass features, shell motifs, and stone arches, details and fountains enhance the property.
The main residence consists of 3 bedroom suites, 3 1 /2 bathrooms, living room opening onto the terrace and garden, circular dining room with boveda, authentic Mexican tiled kitchen, 2 floor library with fireplace and access to a wonderful open terrace. The main feature is an impressive aqueduct which prevails over the lovely garden and inviting pool. A cosy bar with a fireplace, a separate office, an orchard, and a spacious bungalow with en suite bathroom and its' own terrace are all situated discreetly on the grounds. There is a service area of 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen and laundry area and a 6 car garage plus additional parking for 3 cars.
La Rucia is a must see to truly appreciate the exquisiteness of authentic Colonial architecture.
Price: 2.3 million dollars
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