Buy this Lovely Mexican Home and Garden (from my Sister)

No, GardenRant hasn’t taken up real estate as a sideline, but one of us has a sister in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico who’d love to move back home closer to family – grandkids being a powerful draw – but she first has to sell her home there.  So I’m taking the liberty of tempting you with some photos, though in a nod to on-topic appropriateness, just the gardeny ones.  Here’s the realtor’s info, with lots of interior views of this home she built on an empty lot, and here’s a link about the glories of San Miguel (home of over 1,000 expats, many of them writers and artists).

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Posted by on August 28, 2010 at 5:18 pm, in the category Uncategorized.
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14 responses to “Buy this Lovely Mexican Home and Garden (from my Sister)”

  1. greg draiss says:

    Wow nice place………..
    best of luck. wonder how she can get across the border though
    The TROLL

  2. Jean Emery says:

    For garden tourists: San Miguel has a GREAT botanical garden with amazing views, and there is a somewhat run down terraced orchid garden created by Sterling Dickinson which would be a perfect project for the Garden Conservancy (if it were to go international…) Also a lovely somewhat formal park near downtown. And the thermal baths outside of the city are wonderful…

  3. Benjamin says:

    I got $120 dollars in my wallet. Can we negotiate?

  4. Donna says:

    Beautiful property and stunning location. I would love that view. Good luck to her in this market. But, no can do unless I hit the Mega Millions.

  5. Ellen says:

    Kind of a disappointing post.

  6. susan harris says:

    Ellen, we hear that occasionally and assure you we have a strict policy at GardenRant of refunding subscription payments to disgruntled readers.

  7. Katie says:

    Is there surf? 😉

  8. Zone 8B says:

    It is beautiful but I wouldn’t want to live in Mexico.

  9. If I hit the lottery and after a condo in Bermuda, I’d go into contract! A lovely place. But I also have to ask – how is she getting here without immigration reform as promised by Obama???

  10. Karen says:

    But for me this falls into the category of real estate porn. Fun to look at and lust after but way out of my league.
    Good Luck. I do know the draw of grandbabies can be intense.

  11. susan harris says:

    Karen, I agree it’s real-estate porn, like that HGTV show about house-hunting, international edition. My sister built it as an investment property and will end up living in a much smaller house in Tucson, AZ.

  12. Michelle D says:

    Drop dead gorgeous. Pure real estate porn.
    The interiors are beautiful , she did an incredible job.
    I plan on retiring to Mexico and if San Miguel wasn’t just as expensive as Marin County CA ( one of the most expensive areas in the US ) I would be looking in that direction.
    Instead I plan on going to a less Americanized location closer to the water and a whole lot less expen$ive

  13. Tibs says:

    This post and the post about sailing off the coast of Maine make me feel like a little kid with my nose pressed against the window of the candy store. Isn’t envy one of the 7 deadly sins?

  14. Astra says:

    I totally want a dumb-waiter for my house.