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Tuscany meets Montecito in beautiful Carmelo.
One of Uruguay’s oldest estancias has been lovingly restored over the past decade by a California couple who transformed the property into a destination luxury lodge for entertaining family and friends year-round.
Built in 1830, the Casa Principal features sweeping arches, 2-foot thick adobe and brick walls, fine antiques, a large living room with custom-made fireplace and leather sofas, a formal dining room with 300-bottle wine storage, a sweeping outdoor terrace for entertaining, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 2 kitchens...the original 1830 version and a stunning gourmet kitchen filled with colorful hand-painted tiles.
The luxury lodge features three beautifully appointed guest suites each with enormous en suite baths with custom marble showers, antique claw-foot tubs, private outdoor terraces, in- room wood burning fireplaces, original artwork and antiques, Persian carpets and 19th century French tile floors.
The estancia and lodge are surrounded by 80 acres (32 has.) of high-quality Uruguay farmland where horses, sheep and soybeans all thrive. A third home on the property serves as the residence for the property caretaker and family.
Considering the abundance of vineyards and olive groves in this corner of Uruguay, the opportunity exists to expand the agribusiness component of the property. The legendary Irurtia winery is located just around the bend, so this terroir would be ideal for growing Tannat, Uruguay’s signature grape, or olives on the property’s gentle slopes.
In short, the combination of a coveted Carmelo location, turnkey living, luxury accommodations for guests and active farm production make this estancia an ideal property for foreign investors seeking the peace, stability and tranquility of the Uruguay countryside.
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