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Starchitect Legorreta Estate for Sale in San Miguel de Allende

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The historic UNESCO World Heritage village of San Miguel de Allende hosts only one Starchitect-designed residence in the entire city. Called Casa Legorreta, it’s named after the late internationally-renowned Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta, the first Latin AIA Gold Medal winner.

Listed for sale at $6.995MM USD by the Warren Buffett-led brand Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, the firm’s San Miguel de Allende office—led by the city’s top Broker and Legorreta listing agent Greg Gunter—has received enormous press of late for such an internationally acclaimed listing. Forbes recently covered Casa Legorreta, and Broker Gunter has received press in the Wall Street Journal, Mansion Global, Dirt, Unique Homes, Prestige Magazine, Dwell and Elle Décor.

At time of this editorial, the only other Legorreta on the market globally is Hollywood producer Joel Silver’s Brentwood 25,000 S.F. Legorreta estate priced at $47MM USD.

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 waterscaping white sound throughout the home; and the use of wall as sculpture.

The ground floor hosts an office, large dining room open to gardens on both sides, kitchen, and staff quarters, boasted by a covered and wood burning fireplace-anchored dining terrace overlooking the swimming pool and massive gardens.

Upstairs, this three-bedroom home—the bedroom count does not include the staff quarters—includes a master suite with views of the city’s iconic Parroquia church from the pillow 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. The home is sold turnkey as-is, with furniture and chinaware designed by Legorreta, and art by such renowned artists as David Hockney, Gorky Gonzalez, Diego Giacometti, Josefina Aguilar, Francis Bacon, Manuela Generali and more.

The large roof terrace hosts an art studio with half-bath—easily converted to a 4th bedroom—and 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, another reason why San Miguel de Allende has received multiple accolades from Travel & Leisure magazine as the “Best City in the World” and equally numerous awards from Condé Nast Traveler as the “Best Small City in the World.” No other Legorreta exists with such a pedigree.

The international press claims that the lifestyle of San Miguel de Allende combined with such a treasured architectural icon make this a rare opportunity of international appeal. To see more of this rare estate, see the home here.

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