A stunning example of a very grand Andalucian town house that could be considered palatial ,walking in through the original wooden doors and the San Juan entrance lobby is like taking a step back in time.
A sweeping marble staircase and a fabulous tiled archway immediately catch your eye .the reception area and all the reception rooms maintain the air of grandeur with original hydraulic tiles and high double wooden doorways leading into each room off this area.
You have a long formal lounge with vaulted beamed ceilings and huge bay window, an office lined with books that really looks like the person who sat behind the desk has just got up and left for a stroll around the huge cool patio. There is a formal dining room and a cosy lounge with fireplace and also featuring a lovely shuttered bay window .
A low door way under the staircase leads to the original kitchen , large pantry and a small shower room , doors from the kitchen lead out to the grand patio with its 2 wells and access to an upper terrace which is over the 2 car garage.
Upstairs again does not disappoint with a central landing into which natural light floods through from a beautiful arched window above the main doors to the patio, off this there are 3 bedrooms and a huge area with beamed roof that is currently used for storage but would easily to convert to an amazing master suite or 2 double bedrooms, it has the first of three balconies on this level which overlook the main street of Olvera with views up to the church and of the other grand houses that line this fabulous street, a short hallway takes you to 3 further bedrooms and a full bathroom which was the first interior bathroom in Olvera , since then it has been updated and is entirely functional.
The smallest bedroom which previously was the nannies room has a small door way reached by a ladder which gives access to the roof space attic area.
This house is one of the most beautiful and original houses I have ever had the pleasure of seeing , it is in turn grand and homely , it has been much loved through 3 generations and would make the most amazing boutique hotel with so much of it an excellent state or preservation a sympathetic adaptation and restoration would breath life into every charming corner and let it be appreciated by many more generations to come , a genuine piece of Olvera history that do not come on to the market very often at all.