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WATERFRONT RESIDENCE MEXICAN CARIBBEAN
Tuesday 19 Mar 2013
Isla de fuego is a property located in Isla Dorada, a private gated community, in Cancun Mexican Caribbean. The house was built 10 years ago in a Mediterranean style and was acquired by a young couple a year ago. The new owners are a Mexican couple who wanted to turn the house over a more contemporary style. The house stood on an acre of land overlooking the Bojorquez lagoon, and is a 16,000 sq ft two storey home featuring 4 bedrooms, 7.5 bathrooms and staff quarters.
On the first floor a 13 ft high ceiling main entrance is decorated with diamond-shaped lamps welcoming the owners and guests. This is followed by a social area where the family can receive relatives and friends, a private Gym with a steam room and state of the art fitness equipment. The residence features two kitchens; an industrial one for preparing meals for parties, and a second one exposed to the main dining and living room. A twelve-seater table is placed in an outdoor terrace that the owners will use for most of their meals. All the public areas in the first floor face an infinity pool. A second swimming pool was built near the lagoon to take advantage of more sun hours.
The service area includes a laundry and rest area for the staff of the house. The private areas are located in the second floor: a large master bedroom with his and hers walk-in closet, a bathroom with marble countertop vanities and a shower. A large terrace overlooks the lagoon and a balcony faces the pool.