Casa Legorreta

  • $6,995,000
Aldama 57, Centro, Zona Centro, 37700 San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico
  • Residential
  • Property Type
  • 3
  • Bedrooms
  • 4
  • Bathrooms
  • 2
  • Half Bathroom
  • 7,987
  • Size
  • 1477
  • Lot Size
  • 1892
  • Year Built
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Casa Legorreta

Aldama 57, Centro, Zona Centro, 37700 San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico
  • $6,995,000


Updated on February 2, 2024 at 11:05 pm
  • Price: $6,995,000
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Year Built: 1892
  • Property Type: Residential
  • Property Status: For Sale
  • Lot Size: 1477
  • Size: 7,987
  • Half Bathroom: 2


An architectural jewel from the late internationally renowned architect Ricardo Legorreta. the first Latin AIA Gold Medal winner. On the market for the first time, Casa Legoretta is a true work of art. The owners worked directly with the architect on the design of this home, completing it in 2005. Architectural aficionados know that owning a Legorreta home is like owning a Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies van der Rohe, or Philip Johnson—they are rare architectural jewels that seldom reach the market.

Casa Legorreta boasts the expected design imprint and indigenous craftsmanship familiar to Legorreta’s style, all delicately balanced between austerity and generosity: striated colonnade walls carved from solid and void, casting striking shadow-and-light patterns; water stairs creating gentle white sound throughout the home; the use of wall as sculpture; warm textures and colors with natural materials like terracotta, wood and split-face stone; and the counterbalance of concrete spheres around the grounds. Casa Legorreta’s courtyard and gardens clearly reflect the Latin American tendency to safeguard private space—all outdoor spaces are completely private from neighboring residences.

Upon entering, visitors are drawn through a temazcal-like foyer, drawn by the broken light of the colonnade at the far end, before entering the central courtyard paved in stone and bound by a water-rill-like fountain sourced by a Legorreta water-stair. Once inside, the living room’s large glass doors slide open to maximize the indoor-outdoor lifestyle so popular in this temperate city, with a seamless flow to the outdoor terrace and gardens beyond.

The ground floor hosts an office, a large dining room open to gardens on both sides, a kitchen, and staff quarters, boasted by a covered and wood-burning fireplace-anchored dining terrace overlooking the swimming pool. Upstairs, this three-bedroom home includes a master suite with views of the city’s iconic Parroquia church from the pillow, a glass-parapet balcony overlooking the pool, and an in-suite library and desk populated with a Frank Gehry Cross Check™ chair, part of the legacy-worthy furniture that remains with the home. An all-marble dual-sink master bathroom adjoins a dressing room. Two additional en-suite guest rooms fill the second floor, one with a large private terrace.

The large roof terrace hosts an art studio with a half-bath—easily converted to a 4th bedroom—and a trellis-covered lounge, all with astounding views of the nearby 17th-century Parroquia church which serves as the visual termination of the home’s façade-fronting Aldama Street, voted by Architectural Digest in 2022 as the 11th prettiest street in the world. No other Legorreta exists with such a pedigree. The lifestyle of San Miguel de Allende combined with such a treasured architectural icon makes this a rare opportunity of international appeal. Envision you and your loved ones toasting the sunset from this home’s spectacular rooftop. All showing inquiries are requested to be accompanied by Proof of Funds (POF), please.

Courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway

  • Address Aldama
  • City San Miguel de Allende
  • State/county Guanajuato
  • Zip/Postal Code 37700
  • Area Centro Historico, Zona Centro
  • Country Mexico

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