If you are looking for Baja real estate, you must see Casa Alta Vista, a beautiful new home in the centre of historic Loreto, one of Mexico’s charming Pueblo Mágicos (Magic Towns). The two-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom custom two-storey house was lovingly designed and built by the sellers. Features include an outdoor pool, a rooftop terrace boasting beautiful views, and a one-bath separate studio casita above the detached garage. The home is furnished and includes some art.
Entering through hardwood double doors fronting Davis Street, a flagstone patio/sidewalk with a three-tiered fountain leads to the arched entranceway of the cream casa wrapped with Mexican Cantera stone, as are all windows, doors and roof trim throughout. Neat gravel gardens wind around both sides of the flagstone, planted with colorful blooming and desert vegetation. To the left is an off-street parking pad for one vehicle, shaded by a pergola supported by Cantera columns, as are the home’s other pergolas.
When you step through the arched front door, the grand entranceway features a sweeping circular wraparound travertine staircase with a handcrafted black iron curlicue handrail and lit art niches. The pièce de résistance is a stunning colored glass and iron teardrop chandelier from Turkey.
To the left is the open-concept sitting/entertainment area with furniture crafted in Guadalajara. Pot lights make the space bright and a fan/light circulates above the flatscreen TV. Flooring throughout the home is travertine.
To the right, through a wide archway, is the kitchen. The dark hardwood cabinetry, as well as all doors and windows, are handcrafted. Creamy travertine backsplash and a mosaic above the range contrasts beautifully with the cabinets. Stainless KitchenAid appliances include an extra-large refrigerator/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, and a gas range with custom hood, plus a water cooler. The farmhouse sink has an oil-rubbed bronze faucet and includes garbage disposal. A trash compactor, a rarity here, is built into the island.
Dine at the round wooden table with six upholstered chairs or at the raised island with stools for two. An iron candelabra adds a cozy glow in the evening.
Two sets of double French doors flanking the table can be opened to let the breeze flow in, joining the flagstone back patio and living areas to create one large entertainment space. Cook al fresco at your high-end outdoor cook center complete with Forno pizza oven, a two-burner cooktop, a built-in propane barbecue, a sink, and a refrigerator. All appliances, indoor and out, were imported from the United States. The backsplash above the built-in cabinets and counter is the same travertine as in the kitchen. Steps away are a glass outdoor dining table with wicker seating for six, cooled by a fan mounted on the pergola.
In the backyard, an L-shaped plaster pool with a pebble finish invitingly beckons one to take a refreshing dip. The pool slopes to a depth of seven feet and has a shallow shelf ideal for kids or sun-loungers. For shade, relax on the lounge chair patio under the shade pergola. In the opposite corner of the tidy grassed yard is an outdoor propane fire with a built-in bench backed by a planter containing palms and ferns.
Although it’s hard to tear yourself away from the fabulous outdoor spaces, back indoors you’ll find two master bedrooms, one on the main and the other upstairs, complete with upscale ensuites and kingsize beds.
To the right of the living room is an archway leading to the first. The suite includes a curlicue iron head- and footboard, an art niche, and an arched window plus French doors opening to the pool. The lower half of the ensuite’s walls are tiled in travertine, while the faucet is wall mounted in the old Mexican style (ditto for all other baths). The antique wooden vanity is topped with a copper sink and mirror. Mexican Talavera tile trims the top of the travertine wall and the walk-in shower.
The half bath down the hall features a solid onyx sink and a curlicue mirror and vanity front. Across are storage cupboards with an open display shelf.
Up the stairs, the second master features carved wooden head and footboards inset with leather, a TV mounted in an arched niche, and a walk-in closet. The grand ensuite features a corner Jacuzzi and a large walk-in shower with a bench and two shower heads — a regular and a rain. Mosaic marble tile backs the vanity and comprises a feature inset on the shower wall. Dual travertine vessel sinks sit atop a geometric-cut painted wood vanity with lots of storage, topped by an ornate decorative mirror.
The large recessed landing at the top of the stairs is equipped with a daybed for an afternoon nap. Beside it arched French doors open to a Juliette balcony. A door at the opposite end opens to a terrace, which can also be accessed from the upstairs master and the casita via a day bridge connecting it to the main house.
The detached single garage has room for a vehicle, bicycles, and toys. Off the front patio, man doors open to the garage and to a storage room under the stairs. At the rear of the garage is a detached laundry room with a full-size washer/dryer. This makes it accessible to both the main house and the casita, which is accessed via an exterior staircase.
The casita is a self-contained open-concept suite, including a queen bed, a small, fully equipped kitchen, wall-mounted television, and a bathroom with a round travertine vessel sink. It is perfect for guests or for earning rental income.
A cool rooftop bar/entertainment space finishes this lovely new home. Its focal point is a curved bar with six traditional Mexican equipale bar stools under a pergola with fan. Facing west toward the gorgeous Sierra de la Giganta Mountains, it’s the perfect place for a sundowner. Play games or stargaze from the round equipale table with four chairs. It’s also the perfect spot for enjoying morning coffee and birdwatching or catching a glimpse of the Sea of Cortez.
This home is ideally located one block off the Malecon directly behind the marina and historic lighthouse.
Ready to invest in Baja real estate and take a tour? Located in Loreto Bay, Momentum Realty is a full-service, dedicated team of real estate professionals, as well as 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 1 (613) 121-1209 or email [email protected]