The architecture of San Miguel de Allende evokes for me the Medina of Marrakech. While the alleyways aren’t as narrow nor the outer walls as imposing, the non-descript doorways that face the street belie the opulence that resides within the confines of many San Miguel homes.
I’ve seen a few, though none as extravagant as where we stayed this summer: Casa Hyder, a ten-bedroom, 11-bath, three-kitchen marvel that sits atop nearly 2/3 of an acre in the middle of town. The owners, of Ft. Worth, purchased the first parcel of land in 1959 and have been adding to ever since. Back then I’d reckon that San Miguel was a bit of a gamble, so at more than 50 years in the making the owners were quite the second-home pioneers… aristocratic bohemians, if you will.
Patience, a flare for the eclectic, and a boatload of money, and this too can be yours…
Quebrada No. 85
San Miguel de Allende, GTO, MEX415/152-1069
Top Photos via: New York Times.