The merger of colonial and contemporary architecture & design makes this impressive contemporary house among the most exceptional properties in Old San Juan. The elegance and splendor put this property in a category of luxury all on its own. Built in mid-19th century this three-story home was extended and renovated first in 1958 by the renowned architect Luis Flores and more recently went through a full renovation in 2018 including installation of brand new electric and plumbing systems.
All renovation works were approved by the “Instituto de Cultura” (Institute of Culture). Featuring 14’ height ceilings with its original “ausubo wood” beams this luxurious home with 3,703 square feet of gross area consists of living and dining room, family room, kitchen, laundry, 2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, a powder room, two open terraces (one facing the “callejón” with impressive views of the dome of a colonial cathedral and lateral views of both San Sebastian and Sol streets and the other facing the gardens and water fountains of the iconic “Casa Blanca”, a palace built in 1521 as the first residence of Juan Ponce de León, Puerto Rico’s first governor, and his descendants until mid-eighteen century). The house also has a fourth level rooftop that boosts awe inspiring views of the San Juan bay.
This residence includes imported Spanish premium porcelain 30”x30” tile flooring, all door accessories are from the German line Emtek as well as the antique-inspired line Nostalgic , Vienna II style custom-built kitchen with granite counter tops, faceted glass back splash and high-end appliances, Crystorama chandelier in the living room and two James R. Moder chandeliers in the master bedroom and master bathroom, all with Swarovski crystals, TGM and Samsung inverter A/C units and a pool lined with italian Mosaic Plus+ mosaics. For your convenience a 15 KW’s CAT emergency power generator and 400 gallon water cistern with filter and pressurized system are included.
With an address at the posh “Callejón del Hospital” (a small street reserved for pedestrians) this home is conveniently located just walking distance to some of several historical sites such as San Felipe del Morro Fort (built in the 16th Century), “Cuartel de Ballajá” (built in 1854 by the Spanish army that evolved with the passage of time to a cultural center where you can find The School of Visual Arts), Ballajá Underground Parking Lot, the Cathedral of San Juan (the first Catholic cathedral church on the Western Hemisphere), El Convento Hotel (originally inaugurated in 1651 as a Carmelite Nuns Convent, opened as El Convento Hotel in 1962). Walk to fine restaurants and boutiques like you will do in any old city in Europe.