Corner Colonial YHL1040 $225,000
On a corner just a few blocks from Parque Santiago, this two-story colonial home stands as a stately reminder of the wealth and prestige afforded by many Meridanos early in the 20th Century. This home has history in its walls, and walking through this building is like stepping back in time.
Beginning with the exquisite wrought-iron balconies and the original wooden doors and windows, every detail of this historic home is intact. It isn’t easy to find homes anymore with all their original doors, complete with the original hardware. The walls are thick mamposteria (stone walls, covered with plaster), which help to keep the house cool on hot days, as do the high ceilings. And speaking of ceilings… one of the rooms boasts an exquisite plaster carved ceiling whose amazing detail has been preserved and is in great condition. The house has six bedrooms, two of which are in their own separate apartment. Other rooms include a kitchen, living room, a separate dining room, 2.5 bathrooms, outdoor central patio and balconies all along the second story.
If you are looking for a property to renovate as a bed and breakfast or perhaps as a living area upstairs and a retail area downstairs, this is a perfect property! The current owners have kept it in one piece… now it is time for a new owner to really bring it alive again!
The location couldn’t be much better. The Corner Colonial is on a corner of Calle 59, a wide avenue that has recently been totally renovated to include cobblestone pavement and fewer overhead wires. This street is seen as the main tourist entrance to the downtown historic centro, and is already experiencing a renaissance. Buildings all along this street are being renovated and turned into businesses which are exposed to the tourist traffic that walks by as people visit Parque Santiago (just two blocks away) and the Centennario Zoo (about six blocks away). If you are looking to start a business or to live in the centro, here is a great opportunity to live in a beautiful and historic property!
The seller wants 3,600,000 pesos. (Exchange calculated at 16.00)