Listing ID #3367
- Property Type: Single Family Home
- Price: $1,600,000
- Size: 3,713 Sq.Ft.
- 3 Bedrooms
- 5 Full Bathrooms
When you arrive at Old San Juan you walk into 500 years of history. Established in 1509, Old San Juan is characterized by its narrow, blue cobblestone streets. In 1966 this historic site was added to the National Register of Historic Places and in 1983 was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Located at #65 San Francisco Street, this colonial residence is located walking distance to some prominent historical sites in Old San Juan such as 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) and La Fortaleza (built between 1530 and 1540 to defend the harbor of San Juan. It’s the official residence of the Governor of Puerto Rico and known as Santa Catalina Palace. In 1983 it was listed by UNESCO as part of the World Heritage). The property is conveniently located nearby to some of the best fine dining in Old San Juan and boutiques. Originally built in 1850 this 3,713 square feet two-story home is an unusual and rare example of “Isabelino” architecture, an eclectic adaptation of English Victorian and Second Empire French styles. The facade, with five elaborately framed doors includes artistic symbolic decorative elements, in relief, such as seven stars and stylized medallions with fronds and acanthus leaves and a geometrically ornamented overhang.
The main entrance hallway has dramatic high archways leading from one room to another. The height of the beam timbered ceilings of 18 feet and numerous doors and windows allow for exceptional light.
Eye-catching specially beautiful rug tile inlays with plant motifs are found throughout the ground floor, that comprises ample living room areas, a dining room, a fully equipped large kitchen with marble countertops and white cabinetry, a library or workroom with a wall of built-in bookcases, a guest bedroom suite with a luxurious white marble full bathroom with jacuzzi, and a charming area, designed for entertaining, that includes a large well-appointed bar and a marble countertop. An additional full bathroom opens to the interior patio. A lovely interior open patio with brick floor paving provides exceptional indoor/outdoor living space with privacy.
A charming staircase leads to the second floor. The stair railings have a handcrafted wooden balustrade matching with harmony other aesthetic details of the property. The steps are paved with plain white ceramic tile treads, and the risers have ornamental white tiles decorated in multicolor.
The second floor of the house has wooden flooring. Stylistically complementing the ground floor, it includes a dining area with kitchenette. All three bedrooms are spacious; each has its own closet and full bath with cabinetry and marble fittings. Two of the bedrooms open to a large terrace that spans the width of the house and enjoys a side view of the entrance to the harbor of San Juan.
Television screens are installed on both floors on all bedrooms. The house is fully air conditioned.
Private showings are only by appointment in advance. Please call Priscilla Ferrer at 787-642-2436
Asking Price: $1,600,000.00
Property Tax: this property has property tax exemption