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Casa Lluvia Blanca mediterranean-kitchen
 

Casa Lluvia Blanca

Nestled into the quiet middle of a block in the historic center of the beautiful colonial town of San Miguel de Allende, this 4,500 square foot courtyard home is accessed through lush gardens with trickling fountains and a luminous lap-pool. The living, dining, kitchen, library and master suite on the ground floor open onto a series of plant filled patios that flood each space with light that changes throughout the day. Elliptical domes and hewn wooden beams sculpt the ceilings, reflecting soft colors onto curving walls. A long, narrow stairway wrapped with windows and skylights is a serene connection to the second floor ''Moroccan' inspired suite with domed fireplace and hand-sculpted tub, and "French Country" inspired suite with a sunny balcony and oval shower. A curving bridge flies through the high living room with sparkling glass railings and overlooks onto sensuously shaped built in sofas. At the third floor windows wrap every space with balconies, light and views, linking indoors to the distant mountains, the morning sun and the bubbling jacuzzi. At the rooftop terrace domes and chimneys join the cozy seating for intimate gatherings.
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tullysmum wrote:
Yes! The light! - It's just gorgeous. Where did you find it?
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The light fixture over the dining table is actually from Morocco and was purchased from a store in San Francisco.
July 12, 2013 at 1:35pm   
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tullysmum
Thanks for that :) I was actually wondering about the bronze-coloured pendant over the island. I should have specified!
July 14, 2013 at 6:59pm   
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kaduerks wrote:
What can you tell me about the tile?
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jentilley
Is there somewhere online to find this flooring?
March 5, 2013 at 6:42pm   
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rorytaylor
Try ARTO www.artobrick.com
April 16, 2013 at 10:22am   
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javenti wrote:
What are the counter tops and island made of? - Very interesting look!
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The kitchen countertops and island are made of handmade Mexican ceramic tiles.
October 10, 2012 at 1:34pm   
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glendadon wrote:
Love all the yellow-what is the paint color?
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The Shabby Nest
Benjamin Moore's Fresh Butter is a similar color.
March 23, 2012 at 9:46pm   
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askrause wrote:
What is the wall color. thanks
   Comment   November 15, 2013
favajava wrote:
where is the counter and wall tile from
   Comment   October 18, 2013
tracycogan wrote:
Where is the island pendant light from?
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thesvtman wrote:
Kitchen cabinets - What finish/ stain was used on cabinetry and the beam?
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Vanessa Brunner added this to Houzz Tour: A Modern Mexican Paradise
Local handmade tile covers the kitchen backsplash, countertops and floor. The cupboards, also done by hand, are made of alder. "Our crew in San Miguel doesn't really use any power tools," says Cathi. "Every part of the house is made with someone's hands, which adds a really beautiful quality to our work — even the portions of this house that are meant to be more sleek."
Turn your kitchen into your second-favorite room in the house. Food prep burns calories, and eating at home is considered more waistline-whittling than dining out. If your kitchen has the space, create a breakfast nook for the day’s most important, metabolism-boosting meal.
5. Textured walls. In a Mediterranean kitchen, walls gain interest and depth from a tactile finish. Consider stucco, Venetian plaster or even drywall mud for a textural surface that evokes the sense of an old-world villa.

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