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Entering Villa Candelaria through the front gate, one steps into a truly spectacular garden,
lushly landscaped, with a traditionally tiered fountain in the middle. The garden sets the tone
for the open, light-filled house, which looks onto an additional garden in the back.
The front door to the home opens on a tall foyer and into the expansive living room with a wall
of wide arched French doors leading out to the rear garden. This room has a high brick boveda
ceiling and ornate fireplace. The other grand room in this main part of the house is the dining
room, also with fireplace and boveda ceiling, and a continuation of the arched French doors
leading to the garden. A columned gallery, with a tiled wet bar, runs the length of these two
rooms in front of the French doors.
The kitchen is large, with room for an island or kitchen table in the center. It has plenty of tiled
counter space and intricately carved wooden cabinets. The kitchen window overlooks the front
garden. Near the kitchen is a fully equipped screening room – perfect for entertaining.
The rear garden is beautifully landscaped, with a grassy area, a covered pillared pavilion
currently in use as an open-air screening room, and a sinuous swimming pool. Beyond the
property line is an enchanting vista of native trees and plants.
There are three bedrooms, all with ensuite baths and fireplaces at either end of the house. The
master bedroom can access the back garden and swimming pool through French doors. Next to
the master bedroom is a room with bath whose door leads to the garden rather than into the
house, which would work well as a staff room.
Near the front garden is the garage and a room with a corner fireplace that could function as an
office or home gym.
Villa de Candelaria is one floor living surrounded by beautifully groomed gardens, in the gated
community of Candelaria. It is airy, spacious and well-suited for both family get-togethers and
more extensive entertaining.