Gardens

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The front door of Casa de las Palomas opens into a small entry space which is cool and shady. This entry area is four steps below the brick path leading toward the house.

 

 

 

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Above the steps is a much more expansive space, with wide garden beds on both sides of the path.

These beds are planted with a variety of succulents and flowering plants.

 

 

 

 

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At the end of the brick path, steps rise to the courtyard of the house. This stairway, like the entry space, is narrow and intimate.

 

 

 

 

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At the top of the steps, the space expands into a courtyard enclosed by garden walls, the house, and a pomegranate tree. The courtyard is paved with a variety of colorful stones and has a fountain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Beyond the garden gate is a path that leads to a raised vegetable garden and a parking area.

 

Both the vegetable garden and the parking area are built with stone walls which could become the foundations of small houses.

 

 

A large cactus garden is below the garden path.

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It is planted in a formal manner with a variety of cacti and agaves. This garden has a small brick patio which is shaded by a pirul and a sapote tree. There are also several olive trees, an avocado tree, and a sour orange tree.

 

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There is also a small garden patio off the second bedroom.

 

 

 

 

 

From the rooftop and most of the rooms of the house are views of the dramatic landscape of Guanajuato.

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