Villa Real

Price: $3,150,000
Price: $3,150,000USD
Address: Playa Escondida #1, Ajijic West, Ajijic, Jalisco, 45920, Mexico
Status: SOLD
Availability: 2019-03-11 to 2020-03-11
Mls: RA3VB4267
Amenities: 220v Elec, Bodega Gardener, Bodega Storage, Casita, Clothes Dryer, covered terrace, Den/Family Room, Detached, Dishwasher, Fireplace, Freezer, Jaccuzzi, lake and mountain view, lake view, Lakefront Property, Microwave, mountain view, Pantry, patio, pool, Pool Features/ Filter, potable water, pressure system, Refrigerator, Sauna, separate laundry, Stove/Oven, Studio/Office, walled fanced, Yard/jardín
Lot size: 7,249 sq m
Neighborhood: Ajijic West
Bldg size: 1570.00 sq m
Heating system: Yes
Year built: 2005
Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 6
Stories: 2
Property Description:

"The Jewel in the Crown"

Do you dream of embracing European elegance in a luxurious estate?  Welcome to VILLA REAL, situated on a sprawling lakefront lot (7,249 m2/78,027 ft2) in a discreet neighbourhood of important residences, and only five minutes from the Ajijic town center.   The home is inspired by classical elegance with impressive proportions, but it could also accommodate contemporary interior design ideas.

Designed and built by the current owner to his highly exacting standards, the entire property is built in a style heavily influenced by Neoclassical architecture to create perfect visual harmony, and boasts the following highlights:


Key Features Indoor:

Custom moldings, marble floors and beveled windows throughout

Magnificent formal living and dining rooms

Entertaining kitchen and butler pantry

Soaring 22 ft high ceilings in foyer and main living room

Impressive fireplaces

First floor oversized master suite with double dressing rooms and double bathrooms

Self-contained staff quarters


Key Features Outdoor:

Sunken tennis court overlooked by a columned pavilion (used as gym)

Elegant (15 meter x 7 meter/50 feet x 22 feet) swimming pool

Manicured gardens and sweeping lawns

Four-car garage complete with a Tesla car charging station

Private courtyard with water feature

Peaceful lakefront gazebo

Separate laundry, a dog run, ample storage

Steam room facilities with bathroom

Lakeside jacuzzi


Key Features Additional:

Fully solar powered

Multiple guest parking

Several fountains

Towering cedar trees


A Tour of the Main Residence:

A smooth stone-paved circular driveway with a center fountain – which allows views over the rose gardens of the lake and mountains – feels like the gateway to a tropical paradise, and leads to the two story main residence.  You enter via an impressive double height columned portico into the grand foyer, where a double grand staircase and views of the lake make for a dramatic entry. The foyer flows into the ample (90 m2/1000 ft2) central living room, boasting almost 7 meter (23 foot) coffered ceilings with recessed lighting and an impressive granite adorned fireplace.  The lake facing aspect of the living room is a wall of extra high windows and French doors leading to the covered terrace, with a full bar on one end, and a carved limestone fireplace on the other; the vaulted ceiling of this terrace is worth noting, both for its height and for its design, reminiscent of a cathedral.

The many living and dining rooms on the first floor, both formal and informal, are only partially segregated; this achieves both an awe-inspiring sense of gracefulness and openness and a connection to the extensive gardens, as well as the lake and mountains beyond.

The first floor master is a luxury retreat with his-and-hers dressing rooms/closets, his-and-hers bathrooms, one with soaking tub, both with spa-style showers, and a door providing direct access to the terrace, swimming pool and steam room.  Central French doors open out to a Juliette balcony to greet the first rays of morning sun.

The sun-filled kitchen was specially designed for large dinner parties, with commercial grade appliances (double dishwashers, double ovens, double microwave ovens) and granite center island able to plate twenty dishes at once.  The kitchen has a service entrance, and discreetly connects to a butler’s pantry with sink, wine refrigerator and an additional glass front commercial refrigerator, glass fronted cabinets to store stemware and dishes, and another expansive granite-topped serving station.  The elegant formal dining room with easy seating for 12 guests, windows overlooking gardens and lake, extends to the cathedral ceilinged terrace for after dinner conversation on balmy Mexican evenings. 

Reached by the double staircase in the entry hall, which leads to a balconied hallway overlooking the central grand living space, the second floor offers one bedroom, walk-through closet and ensuite bathroom, and an additional two-room suite, walk-through closet and full bathroom.  Both guestrooms have French doors opening to a Juliette balcony with stunning views over the Sierra Madre Mountains.

VILLA REAL achieves world class luxury in every detail.