This one-of-a-kind urban retreat will make you feel at home the moment you enter its breathtaking interior spaces. It was built around 1910 for the son of Generalissimo Francisco Gregorio Canton by the Italian architect Enrico Desarti, who also built the Peon Contreras Theater and the Palacio Canton, which is now the iconic Anthropology Museum on Paseo Montejo.
Included interior furnishings are Classic European, selected by internationally recognized interior designer Steven Cheroske when it was his own home. The restoration architect, Henry Ponce, won Architectural Digest's first place prize for Authentic Restoration in 2008 and the home has been featured in Architectural Digest, The Robb Report, and Ambientes magazines. Fully restored in 2005, this home has been impeccably maintained and consistently upgraded to the standards of the discriminating buyer.
Its convenient location makes a walk to the symphony, the main square, Paseo Montejo, and many restaurants ten minutes or less. This house is part of Merida’s history, with the Familia Cantón Crest etched on the front windows.
With 3 baths and 5 bedrooms, one on the ground floor, find an enormous primary bedroom suite with a dressing room and access to a sunset balcony.
Amenities include: original pasta tile floors; 18-1/2 feet ceilings on both floors providing essential air flow; massive, original French marble staircase; blue glass-tiled pool with recirculating filter system; two inside, screened courtyards with custom crema maya fountains; automatic watering system; spacious gourmet kitchen with granite countertops and large island; professional 6-burner stove with 2 ovens. Water from deep well is potable throughout the house, which goes through UV-light sanitization and softener, and then the kitchen sink and refrigerator water is passed through reverse osmosis to remove remaining chemicals.
European elegance abounds in this elegant yet comfortable home in the heart of one of Mexico’s most liveable cities. Lot 400.44 m2 (4,310 Sq. Ft.), construction 882.34 m2 (9,497 Sq. Ft.). Fully furnished, equipped, and ready to enjoy.
Property taxes $9,000 pesos/year, including curbside garbage pick-up six days a week.