AV-908 Custom Casa Alta, Commercial Possibilities



Possibilities abound for this spacious, upgraded, light and bright three-level, three-bedroom plus bonus room (and an additional bedroom can easily be added), three full bath Casa Alta in a quiet pocket of the Aqua Viva neighborhood fronting the Paseo in Loreto Bay, Mexico.

With 4,950 square feet of outdoor and indoor space, plus lovely large terraces on the second and third floors, there’s plenty of room indoors and out for everyone, whether living in the casa, holidaying or working, or a bit of both.

There is all kinds of possibilities for how the buyer can use this beautiful multi-unit building: it can be a large single-family residence for an extended family or those who receive lots of guests; or the ground floor, zoned for mixed-use, could be owner-utilized, rented or sold as commercial space (it currently houses an art gallery) or rented out or sold as a stand-alone, fully contained suite. It would make a very good holiday rental. Another option is adding a kitchenette to the third-level master to make it an enticing vacation rental or running a B&B, with the ground and top floors for guests. The home could easily be shared by two couples, who would each have plenty of private space. The possibilities really are many. The entire casa comes fully furnished and is move-in ready.

The entire house can be accessed by an interior staircase or each floor can be locked off. A separate entrance to the ground floor opens from the paseo, while the private entrance to the upper two floors is from a quiet flagstone pathway on the backside. The purple-painted door is the only door or exterior window that is not high-end, maintenance-free PVC. All three floors feature open-plan living spaces filled with light and custom details.

The second-floor open-concept kitchen, dining and living room, with a bonus nook — perhaps for a home office, are spacious and bright. Aztec-design cutouts frame the entrance to the kitchen, the hallway, and the nook. Two white, palm-leaf fans lazily stir the living room air on warmer days. The customized kitchen features beautiful and hygienic white marble counters, hand-painted geometric Mexican and green glass backsplash tiles, and under counter lighting. The coved brick ceiling, also with concealed lighting, creates a warm ambiance in the evening.

Lots of hardwood cupboards and drawers with good hardware, rotating lazy Susans and a pull-out spice rack provide plenty of storage, a rarity in these Loreto Bay village homes. HIgh-end GE Cafe stainless steel appliances include a microwave, gas range, dishwasher, and fridge/freezer.

Those who like to grill will be pleased to find a quality built-in gas barbecue centre through double sliding doors just off the kitchen, with storage cupboards underneath. This completely private, shaded and furnished terrace is an inviting outdoor extension of the living/dining room. Designed by the current artist-owner, a large custom fountain tiled in a bright mosaic pattern is a calming feature.

Down the interior corridor, a small semi-enclosed bonus room makes a good office, reading room, children’s or single guest room. At the end of the hall, a glass French door opens onto the front balcony, which runs the entire length of the casa. The large guest room with a king bed also has a sliding door opening to this balcony and a walk-in closet. Across the hall is a huge bathroom featuring a deep, tiled Japanese soaking tub, open shower, and double under-mount sinks, all in travertine with custom-edging fronting the vanity.

Up the stairs waits the piece-de-resistance, a 600-square-foot ceramic tiled patio with mosaic-pattern inset and another beautiful mosaic fountain created by the artist-owner. The splendid vista of the multi-hued Sierra de la Giganta Mountains, the Sea of Cortez, Carmen Island, and Punta Nopolo is riveting. Under the full-size wooden shade pergola, sliding doors open to the master suite, the largest in Loreto Bay. This bright and airy space features recessed lighting and a four-poster king bed, from where you can lay and take in both ocean and mountain views. Custom, contrasting lime niches in two of the white walls are perfect for displaying your art or trinkets. Three extra-large PVC windows with screens opening to the front, along with the sliding doors to the rear patio, ensure a refreshing cross-breeze.

The contemporary full ensuite has an oversized duo-tone travertine open shower and dual under-mount sinks, also with the same travertine vanity custom-edging as the second-floor bath. Built-in wooden closets with rods and shelves provide plenty of room for organizing your wardrobe, rare in these homes. Windows on both sides provide a cross-breeze.

Back downstairs, the 1,650-square-foot ceramic-tiled ground floor is almost entirely open, offering limitless possibilities for use as is or for further development. Four banks of French doors open to the paseo. Closed-in private rooms include a full bath with walk-in shower and a good-sized interior room that can be a bedroom, treatment room or office perhaps. Glass blocks inset high on two of its walls bring in light. A second or even third enclosed room can be added. A small kitchen includes a fridge and is wired for a range, which would complete this level as a separate suite. A very large storage room can be accessed from this level or upstairs and be locked-off as suited. This floor has its own hot water tank and is metered separately for gas and electricity.

A fourth-floor viewing tower, which would offer an unimpeded 360-degree panoramic view of mountains and sea, can be added.

Ready to take a tour? Located in Loreto Bay, Momentum Realty is a full-service, dedicated team of real estate professionals including myself, Tracy, as well as highly knowledgeable agents. Our team works every day and are experts in the transfer process, as well as bank trusts. Call me and I’d love to walk you through this move-in ready property before it’s gone! Call +52  (613) 105-4397 (from Canada or the U.S. dial 011 first) or email [email protected]

Property Documents


Updated on September 19, 2020 at 2:37 pm

  • Property ID: 9335
  • Price: $449,000
  • Property Size: 4950 sqft
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Property Type: Family Home
  • Property Status: For Sale, New Listing


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Tracy Collingridge
Tracy Collingridge
+52 (613) 105-4397

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