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House & Garden Tour

Casa Lluvia blanca

We will have the opportunity to see one of the most beautiful contemporary modern homes in San Miguel de Allende, inspired by Moroccan, Scandinavin as well as Mexican cultures. It was designed by award winning architects House & House. This amazing home welcomes you with a lush garden wich follows the soothing flow of water through a series of fountains that bring peace and tranquility. Deep colors focus your eye on the geometric design that defines the spaces. Full of sun this place is a light filled space wherever you sit!


Casa Dorr

Jean Dorr owner, this happy unusual home was all tepatate and rocks when she bought it in 2004. She first added a casita where she lived for 4 years, then she added a palapa, pergola, driveway, and a fountain. In the garden the colourful tile work, objects, murals, plants and more create a wonderful feeling of adventure. Jean started building the house in back of the casita in 2008 and it was finished in June 2009, all on one floor, with lots of outdoor space, which she loves. The studio is in the main sala. You can count 4 chickens, 5 street dogs, and 3 cats. Everyone needs a home. The fresh air, the spectacular views, wonderful neighbors and her garden, make Jean so blessed to be living in this home.


Casa Machir

First time in the tour. Behind hand-carved doors, this beautiful home belonging to interior designer Kathy & Jim Machir, a surprise awaits. Having moved here a year ago from San Diego, they fell in love with the dramatic color splashes. Owning her design company for 20 years gave Kathy the opportunity to associate with many fine artists and many contemporary art pieces have been brilliantly blended into this colonial style home. Whimsical work by Danisha Sculpture is in the dining room along with a glass Amazon Bird sculpture by a student of Chihuly. An art-glass window provides light to the stairwell beneath a boveda ceiling. A niche displays a silver and copper sculpture. The master bedroom has high-beamed ceilings, fireplace, and upper windows. The adjacent guest bedroom has a Shangri-la feeling of it’s own. Above, the “Sunset Terrace” has a stunning 360 view of San Miguel, the mountains and La Presa. The casita has a Jacuzzi bath featuring a hand-made wall mosaic looking over a private terrarium. Always with a project or addition for their home, the Machirs have found their slice of heaven.


Especial thanks:

Patsy Dubois

Martha Araiza

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