The Story









 

We are three partners, all from the deep south where the summers are relentlessly hot and humid.  We needed a place to get away in the summers, someplace gentle, artistic, appealing, historic, there are very few places left like that, perhaps that's why UNESCO named San Miguel de Allende a World Heritage Site. 
 
The only way to describe San Miguel is that it's Enchanting, it woos you, it gets under your skin.... You go home and think you will move on with your life, but it stays with you, something about it can't be shaken, perhaps that's why so many people visit as tourist, then uproot, move, and spend their retirement years there....  it never goes away, gracious, polite people.  Beautiful weather, scenery and history, San Miguel has it all....and then some...
We'd visited San Miguel before, we decided we'd look around to see if something grabbed us.  We'd seen so many homes both in person and in photos, we thought we knew what was out there ....... until we saw them.  Nestled on the hillside, staggered so as to offer unparalleled privacy, incredible views, and artistic touches found only in the finest homes, there they were... three beautiful casitas, each sharing the side of the hill, yet each are worlds apart in their design, space and feel.
Three casitas, three precious "Jewels" if you will....
The "ochre" colored one, Moroccan inspired, adorned with hand carved columns lining the entry salon, a Moroccan pendant light hanging in the center, throwing intricate light patterns throughout, the room.  The design, exotic feel, that would be Topaz.  It's for the hopelessly romantic sort, the daydreamer, the person that wants to travel the world and experience other cultures....
Ruby's woodsy, red to rust toned natural feel, it's city view terrace side totally banked with windows, even in it's large, custom cobalt tiled bath that is glassed in on the terrace and also looks out on the city.  Unlike Topaz, which sweeps you off to a foreign land, Ruby grounds you to earth, nature, and the great outdoors.  Ruby has a seamless transition between inside the casita and the expanse of the city....​
Casita Opal is tucked away, but not hidden, it's more contemporary and linear, has more appeal to the younger set, has a "living room" up on its private Loggia and wet bar.  Perfect for the person who likes to have friends over, have drinks at sunset and beyond, likes to cook rather than eat in restaurants, a home body on one hand but also loves to entertain when the right combo of friends are in town... privacy is key to this casita, you come in and out via your own staircase to the entry, Opal is the hideaway....

 

These were the impressions when we first saw the three "Jewels" and they have continued to strike us in the same way today.  We invite you to share in the Jewels and be our guest.