Situated in the peaceful glorious rolling hills of Pueblo Eden and built stone buildings in the late 1800s, this magnificent restored historic country villa in Pueblo Eden used to be the original general store of Mataojo. It has been exquisitely restored and renovated keeping the Uruguayan heritage intact and was completed in early 2012. Currently, it is an elegant private family residence but has been designed with adaptability in mind and could easily be converted to an exquisite Inn or B&B, an exclusive destination Restaurant, an Art Gallery or run as a Retreat Center. Being at the entrance to the tiny village of Pueblo Eden, just 40 km from world-famous Punta del Este, 30 km from the Atlantic ocean and in the other direction 40 km to Minas and only 90 minutes from Carrasco airport in Montevideo makes it easily accessible.
The home features glorious field-stone interior walls, century-old restored tiles, custom solid wood cabinetry, doors and windows, private terraces and rooftop patios, ornamental iron railings and balconies, top quality fittings and finishings including radiant in-floor heating – all with the history of old Uruguay embedded throughout. Property has 2 water wells (one of 59 m deep), a small river stream, eucalyptus tree forest and large garden with different flowers. This is an architectural treasure to be cherished. The antique, 12 foot high, solid wood double front doors open into an extraordinary formal living room with a massive stone fireplace. The floors of this room are of custom tile, bordered with tiles from the previous century. The adjacent formal dining room and lounge, overlooking the light-filled private interior courtyard. The large kitchen is extraordinary and a chef’s dream with industrial stainless steel appliances. Five elegant private bedrooms all en-suite border the unique courtyard. The courtyard features Parilla and Pizza Oven, lots of flowers and different sitting areas. There is also a separate laundry room and large storage room which could be converted into more bedrooms.
Viewings are highly recommended to appreciate the beauty of this preserved historic building. Please contact us to see it.
Owner is also offering 36.3ha pristine land just 10 km from Pueblo Eden with spectacular 360 degrees views of the hills and surrounding countryside and a beachfront parcel of total 11,184m2 in Portezuelo.